LGBTQ

Rights and Resources for LGBTQ Youth and their Parents, Families, and Allies


LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) foster care youth face serious risks and challenges. Like other young people, they need acceptance, understanding, support, and resources.  It is also important for foster parents, families, and allies to have the resources needed to support LGBTQ youth in foster care.

The information below provides local and national support and resources for LGBTQ youth and those who care about them. LGBTQ Resources in Maine

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Hotlines:

LGBT National Help Center: 1-888-843-4564 (Hotline)
1-800-246-7743 (Youth talk-line)
LGBT online peer support

Trevor Helpline Crisis Intervention for LGBT Youth: 1-866-488-7386

In the Life: Foster Care’s Invisible Youth (film)

Published by In the Life Media, this film shares the stories of LGBTQ foster care youth

Trans Youth Equality Foundation Podcast
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Visit the Transwave Pod Cast to hear and learn from interviews with trans youth, providers, families, allies, and activists.