Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Youth Can Find Help 24/7

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The Laramie Project: An Epilogue updated the Berkshire Community on the state of one town's mind on LGBT issues. There is still a lot of denial, and distancing going on in our hometowns and cities. It is never easy to be young and gay, sometimes it's not even easy being young. But there's no reason to feel alone and isolated. There are organizations, helplines and resources who exist to help you come to grips with homophobia, harassment and isolation.

Ff you are a GLBT young person having a hard time, and don't have a GSA in your school to help you, or have stopped going to school, here are some resources that you can count on for direction and help. Also look at the organizations in out left hand column that you can access on line.

1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
Call the National Runaway Switchboard if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
The Trevor Project operates the nations only 24/7 suicide & crisis prevention helpline for gay and questioning youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone call The Trevor Helpline.

1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
The GLBT National Youth Talkline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.

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