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A list of helplines, resources and organizations that provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens.

Support at school

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Offers speakers, conferences, LGBT-friendly materials to use in schools and develops policies to end discrimination in schools.

Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network
(213) 482-4021
email: socal@gsanetwork.org
Information on how to start a Gay-Straight Alliance club at your school, how to work with other Gay-Straight Alliances in your area and how to fight discrimination and abuse in schools.

Project 10
(626) 577-4553
email: project10@hotmail.comProvides educational support and advice to LGBT students at LAUSD schools.

Community support

Bienestar Sabores Youth Program
(323) 727-7896
email: info@bienestar.org
Community center for gay and lesbian Latino youth. There are locations in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Bienestar offers free and confidential HIV testing (call for hours at each location), counseling, support groups and activities.

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center (LAGLC)
(323) 993-7400
email: Youthservices@laygaycenter.org
Provides different services to youth including a transitional living program and a daytime drop-in center for homeless youth, and free HIV/STD testing.

LifeWorks Mentoring
(323) 860-7373
email: info@lifeworksmentoring.org
Mentoring program for LGBTQ youth ages 12-24 run by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. Organizes annual Models of Pride conference.

Mental health services

Suicide Prevention Hotline
(877) 727-4747
Anonymous 24-hour suicide hotline.

(310) 855-HOPE
Anonymous hotline staffed by trained teens who will listen and make referrals for all issues. Open 6-10 p.m. Or you can text “TEEN” to 839863 between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Trevor Project
24-hour hotline for suicidal gay teens. Free, confidential and staffed by counselors.

Legal services

Gay Youth Foster Care Helpline
(866) LGB-TEEN ext. 350
For youth in foster care who have questions about LGBT-related discrimination or abuse, a service of Lambda Legal.

Lambda Legal
(213) 382-7600 and ask for the Help Desk
Provides assistance, advice and referrals for all LGBT legal issues.

Transgender Law Center
(415) 865-0176
A civil rights organization that advocates for transgender communities. Provides legal services and referrals to resources.