Outright Vermont is committed to connect queer and allied youth to the resources they need both in our space and beyond. If you or someone you care about is having a hard time coping or has unsafe feelings or thoughts, we encourage you to direct them to one of these following queer youth resources:
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and always find a friendly and helpful volunteer on the other end of the phone who will listen and help direct you to resources. 1-866-488-7386
Fenway Health’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline and The Peer Listening Line are anonymous and confidential phone lines that offer gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults and youths a “safe place” to call for information, referrals, and support. In addition to issues like coming out, HIV/AIDS, safer sex and relationships, our trained volunteers also address topics such as locating LGBT groups and services in their local area.
You can receive help, information, referrals, and support for a range of issues without being judged or rushed into any decision you are not prepared to make. Across the country, Fenway’s HelpLines are a source of support. Talk to our trained volunteers about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence. No matter what is on your mind, we are here to encourage and ensure you that you are not alone.