LGBTQ+ youth Articles

How to help celebrate Pride

How to help celebrate Pride

June has long been recognized as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, observing the need for equality and inclusion across all sexual identity communities. The topic of sexual orientation and identification can be a tough one for adults to approach, so imagine being a teenager needing to have these conversations with your family and your community.

How to support LGBTQ youth

How to support LGBTQ youth

June is Pride month, a time designated to celebrate the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) members of our community. Focusing on inclusion and support at home is critical for all children and adolescents but especially for those who identify as LGBTQ. One of our core values at Youth Villages reflects the importance of a supportive household: Children are raised best by their families. When at all possible, LGBTQ children belong with their families.

Bullying toward LGTBQ youth becoming more common

Bullying toward LGTBQ youth becoming more common

Starting school is hard for many youth, especially those who are victims of bullying. Bullying most often occurs at school and can be in the form of verbal, social, physical and cyber-bullying.“We see an uptick in crisis calls made during the first couple months of...

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