GLMA (Gay and Lesbian Medical Association) is made up of LGBT health professional
>>GLMA<< Click on the link for more information.
WPATH (World Professional Association of Transgender Health) is an international multidisciplinary professional Association which promotes evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.
>>WPATH<< Click on the link for more information.
THE TREVOR PROJECT is the leading national organization, providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Their mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by roviding life-saving and life-affirming resources including a nationwide , 27/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs. 1800-488-7386
>>THE TREVOR PROJECT<< Click on the link for more information.
Jersey Shore PFLAG (parents and friends of lesbian and gays) Offers many support groups for the LGBT community and families adjusting to their child's alternative life style.
>>JERSEY SHORE PFLAG<< Click on the link for more information.
Teens at IEP Youth Services, INC. in Freehold, NJ. The group is for the students between the ages of 13 and 17- years. There's no fee to attend. IEP Youth Services, INC. provides support and a safe space for gay, lesbian, transgender, bi-curious/bi-sexual and teens questioning their sexuality. LGBTQ youth have access to information resources in the community, and opportunity to discuss relevant issues and concerns with peers. The focus os the support group is to help these teens improve their ability to develop their identity in a healthy, constructive manner. The groups are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8pm. We are located at 83 West Main Street, Freehold NJ.
>>IEP YOUTH SERVICES<< Click on the link for more information.
GLBT National Help Center has a youth talk line which provides peer-counseling and assists in local resources for the child's city & town.
Toll- free 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
The NJ Lesbian and Gay Coalition offers free youth meeting sites and social support information
>>The NJ Lesbian and Gay Coalition<< Click on the link for more information.
The Pride Center of New Jersey is the LGBT community center for central New Jersey. We provide a range of support groups, social groups, educational classes, HIV testing and youth services for the LGBT community.
>>Pride Center<< Click on the link for more information.
Human Right Campaign (HRC) Advocacy group that works to ensure LGBT people of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. They focus on many youth issues.
>>HRC<< Click on the link for more information.
GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe school for all students.
>>GLSEN<< Click on the link for more information.
Many schools now have a GSA (gay straight alliance)
Grammer School, High School and College LGBT groups and "Safe Zones"
The main purpose of a Safe Zone is to visibly mark people and laces that are "safe" for LGBT students. This is usually accomplished through a sticker with a pink triangle or some other recognizable LGBT symbol. When students and staff affix stickers to their lockers, desks, backpacks, or office doors, it signifies an affirmation of LGBT people and lets others know that they are a safe person and to approach for support or guidance. Often the idea behind Safe Zone stickers (and the stickers themselves) gets passed around via word of mouth and there is no organized program within the school.