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Listen to Youth Pride Chorus (New York City) sing their anthem "Cheer On"

Youth Pride Chorus sings the official YPC anthem "Cheer On"
at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York.
Words by Wes Webb, Music by Our Lady J

Listen to Youth Pride Chorus post-show interviews

Singers of Youth Pride Chorus interviewed after Somebody To Love
at The Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York

The Youth Pride Chorus: a program combining the program specialties of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York. It is a completely free program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people and their allies between the ages of 13-21. There are no auditions - anyone 13-21 can join. Participants learn choral music in weekly rehearsals and perform in concerts here at The Center and on the road. “Perhaps one of the greatest emotional pains any person can experience is that of being isolated and ostracized,” says Richard D. Burns, executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. “The Youth Pride Chorus has the ability to break isolation so many LGBT youth confront. The community supports young people by supporting the Youth Pride Chorus.”

General (non-geographic) & Internet Only LGBTQ Social Networking top of page

LGBTQMuslimYouth email discussion group: People age 25 and under who are Muslims and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or who may be questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity are welcomed to join. The list is sponsored by Al Fatiha.

Indiana Youth Group (IYG) 's LGBTQ Pen Pal program for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people, ages 12 to 20.  This program is designed to give GLBT youth an opportunity to connect with other youth their own age by either 'snail' mail or email. The pen pal program is designed and it is hoped to be an avenue for youth to talk with other you who may be experiencing similar things in their lives. "It's a way to connect with other youth in a safe way."  Application (doc file) or a form on their PenPal program page. Address: 2943 E. 46th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20716, Indianapolis, IN 46220; Phone: 317-541-8726; Fax: 317-545-8594.
Here's how it works...

  • You send in your application for either a mail or email penpal, and you send in proof of your age (a copy of your school ID, driver's license, or birth certificate). You can fax your information to 317-545-8594 or email your information to or mail your information to IYG Pen Pal P.O. Box 20716 Indianapolis, IN 46220.
  • You will be notified of your penpal's first name and their contact information and they will be notified of your first name and contact information.
  • From there it is all up to you to write/email each other!

TrevorSpace: a social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies. A project of The Trevor Project.

Youth Guardian Services  (YGS) email discussion and support lists for glbtq youth are run by peers -- all youth the same ages as the members on the lists. The lists are YOUTH13-17, YOUTH17-21, YOUTH21-25, STR8 list (for straight ally and questioning youth), and the LivingColor List (for glbtq youth 13-25 who are affected by eating disorders and/or eating issues). They are a wonderful way to have a safe community online. Age policy strictly enforced and the lists are NOT dating services.

Youth Resource
: a project of Advocates for Youth, offers "web rings," collections of young people's own homepages for all GLBT youth, and for young men, young women, bisexual youth, transgender youth, Black LGBT youth, Asian and Pacific Islander American LGBT Youth, Latina & Latino LGBT Youth, and Native American LGBT Youth. Prohibits explicit material, including nudity and sexual innuendoes.

Summer Camp & Summer Programs for LGBTQ Youth and children of LGBT parents top of page

Camp Aranu'tiq - a weeklong, tuition-free, overnight summer camp for transgender and gender-variant youth ages 8 through 15. Camp is located in Southern New England, a 2-hour drive from both New York & Boston. Activities include arts & crafts, dance, drama, swimming, music, canoeing, creative writing, and land sports such as basketball, soccer, dodgeball, kickball, & beach volleyball. There will be a few professional therapists at camp for campers who may want to talk, but the main focus of the week is on having fun. Camp Aranu'tiq is a federally recognized, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. It was born out of the idea that transgender and gender-variant youth needed a safe place to relate to others like them, away from home, in a beautiful rural setting where they can concentrate on what every camper loves: having fun. Contact: Nick M. Teich, Founder & President; Mailing address: Camp Aranu'tiq, P.O. Box 620141, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462; Phone: (617) 467-5830; Contact form.

Camp fYrefly: Canada's largest leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, queer, and allied (LGBTTQ&A) youth between the ages of 14 to 25. It was founded in 2004 and is the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services' award-winning primary community service project. The camp programs are designed to help youth develop the leadership skills and resiliency necessary for them to become change agents in their schools, families, and communities. Beginning in 2009 Camp fYrefly is held in July or August, in four provinces in Canada: in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland.

Camp Ten Oaks: a one-week, sleep-away camp for children and youth, ages 8-17. The camp community is for the children of LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families, youth who are themselves LGBTQ, and their allies. Address: Ten Oaks Project, 255 Montreal Road, Unit 205, Ottawa, ON K1L 6C4; Phone: (613) 321-2825.

Camp Ten Trees: offers a loving and engaging residential summer camp program in western Washington State.  One week is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their allies (ages 13-17).  Another week is for children (ages 8-17) of LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families.  Camp Ten Trees is a place for diverse youth who share a common experience to come together to build community through both typical camp activities as well as age-appropriate opportunities to explore diversity, identity, and youth coalition building. This summer camp program is guided by a commitment to social justice and by the values of Courage, Health, Inclusion, Play, Stewardship, Family, Acceptance, Integrity, and Leadership.  Founded in 2000, Camp Ten Trees has long benefited from the involvement of campers, volunteer staff, and supporters from the Pacific Northwest, across the United States, and beyond.  For more information on registering for camp, volunteering, or otherwise supporting this non-profit endeavor, please contact Camp Ten Trees today! Office address: 1122 E Pike ST, #1488; Seattle, WA 98122; Phone: 206-288-9568; Email:

Mountain Meadow's Summer Camp is a two-week overnight camping experience where children, ages 9-17, in LGBTQ or other non-traditional families come together to participate in interactive learning experiences which help them take on leadership roles, build community, and just plain have fun.  This summer camp program also includes a Teen Camp for people ages 14-15 who either have LGBTQ parents or who themselves are LGBTQ or questioning.  When campers turn 16, they have the opportunity to join the Staff-in-Training program. Address: Mountain Meadow, 1315 Spruce ST, STE 411, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-772-1107

Youth Groups in Washington State top of page
for GLBTQ youth in general unless otherwise specified


Queer Youth Project Formerly called "Just Us Youth"
Sponsored by Northwest Youth Services

  • A safe and confidential weekly support group in Bellingham for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally 14-18 year olds.

  • Facilitated by Northwest Youth Services trained volunteers.

  • Meets on Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m

  • Call for location 

  • Phone:

    • Northwest Youth Services - 360.734-9862

    • NWYS Safe Home Hotline - 360.676-1022/800.456-1022

    • PFLAG helpline - 360.733-1500

  • Queer Youth Project Myspace page

Proud, Out and Wonderful (P.O.W.!): a weekly confidential group which provides safe space for LGBTQ and allied youth and young adults ages 13-21 to build community and promote social justice through empowerment, leadership and advocacy in Burien, South King County. POW! is a community wellness service of Navos Mental Health Solutions. For more information call or email. Phone: 206-326-9112; Email:; Facebook:


GLOBE – GLBTQ Loving Ourselves Becoming Empowered –  Youth Program
  • Social/support group for GLBTQ youth ages 14-20

  • Meets Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m., in Everett

  • For location please phone: 425-263-2908. It's 100% confidential to leave a voice mail. 

  • Mailing address: PO Box 12884, Everett, WA  98206

  • Email 

  • Website:

  • Watch this video created by members of GLOBE:

Federal Way

Federal Way Group for GLBT youth


There's no group currently meeting at the R&R Teen Drop-in Center across from Federal Way High School, but they are very willing to start one if enough people express an interest. Contact person Sonya O'Brien: Call toll-free 1-888-841-0164.


Vista Youth Center

Empowering Tri-Cities LGBTQA Youth - Vista Youth Center works with GLBTIQQA individuals 14-21 years old and offer unique combinations of direct service, social service, referrals.  Our programs are youth-driven and based on the model of peer support and leadership.
Because LGBT students are three times as likely as non-LGBT students to say they do not feel safe at school, and 90% of LGBT students have been harassed or assaulted during the past year*, we believe the need for the center is paramount to the Tri-Cities youths safety and health. *From Teasing to Torment: New National Report on School Bullying 10/11/2005



The Q Center 

The Q Center is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning group or 14-19 years olds in Kitsap County.

  • Open Fridays from 6-10 pm.
  • Come to the group for health education, support, meet new friends, movie nights and much more.
  • Located at 2841 NW Kitsap Place -Suite A, across Silverdale Way from the Sears at the Mall behind the new American Marine Bank & almost behind the Michaels store. Look for a Rainbow Flag!
  • Mailing Address KCHAF, PO Box 2169, Silverdale, WA 98383-2169
  • Email
  • Contact: Michael Goodnow - Executive Director  - Phone: 360-698-3335
  • Contact: Jason Sharp - Center Facilitator - Phone: 800-517-0232
Mt. Vernon - Skagit County  FAB 5 GLBTQ Youth Group
Sponsored by Skagit PFLAG

Fab 5 is a support group for GLBTQ teens and straight allies aged 13-19 in Skagit County. It provides a safe place for teens to be themselves, get support, meet peers, discuss issues, and have fun.

  • Fab 5 meets twice a month on Tuesday evenings in a safe and confidential location

  • For more information e-mail Kathy at or call her at 360-856-4676

  • Provides opportunities to participate in fabulous community events such as: Pink Prom, Links & Alliances youth conference, and more

  • Facilitators are experienced professionals who are knowledgeable about GLBTQ issues, working with teens, and facilitating groups

  • Download the Fab 5 brochure (pdf format)



Stonewall Youth

Offering support, information and advocacy for bisexual, lesbian gay, transgender and questioning youth 21 and under.

  • GLBTQ Group meets Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. 
  • Drug and alcohol free educational and social events.
  • Email:
  • Phone Line 360-705-2738 - call any time. Leave a confidential message and staff will get back to you.
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7383; Olympia, WA 98507



Sexual Minority Youth Support Group
Sponsored by Good Samaritan Behavioral Healthcare and a grant from the Pride

  • For glbtq youth ages 14 to 21

  • Meets Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m.

  • "Have fun, make new friends, hang out, eat pizza, drink pop!"
  • Contact person: Alaka Lindsley 

  • Phone: 253-697-8421; call Monday through Thursday for more information


B-GLAD – the Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-in Group
Sponsored by Youth Eastside Services

  • Free and confidential drop-in support group 

  • Meets every Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. 

  • The Old Firehouse Teen Center (Redmond): 16510 NE 79th Street, Redmond, WA 98052
  • Phone: (425) 556-2370 (Firehouse) OR (425)  OR (425) 747-4937 (Youth Eastside Service)
Renton LGBTQ, Questioning, and Allied Youth Drop-In Group
  • Meets Tuesday nights, 6-8 pm at Renton Area Youth Services (RAYS). 1025 S. 3rd, in downtown Renton. (A three-story brick building with blue windows, near the river and across the street from the Renton History Museum and Library.)
  • Confidential.
  • Snacks provided.
  • Bring friends or come alone -- anyone 12-18 is welcome.
  • Questions? Call Sarah Hardin at RAYS: 425-271-5600, ext 155; email: 



InsideOut Youth Group
Sponsored by the Center for Human Services (CHS)

Life in our time is getting more and more challenging. Kids have adult-size problems. InsideOut is a healthy support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth ages 13 -18.

  • Meets Wednesday nights from 3:30 to 5:00p.m. at the Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Avenue NE, Shoreline - on the 348 bus line
  • Call Trina at 206-362-7282 for more information.
  • Email:  
  True Colors
A Center for Human Services’ Program (CHS)

  • Connecting LGBTQ Teens, Building a Supportive Community, Discussing Your Important Issues
  • Meeting Weekly (Shoreline/North Seattle Area)
  • Information, Registration and Location: contact Lindsay Bagley - (206) 362-7282 x 8018
  • Seattle


    Diverse Harmony

    This gay/straight alliance youth chorus based in Seattle is designed to create a safe, affirming environment where everyone is accepted for who they are. Address: 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122; Phone: 206-227-6215, contact form.

    • The chorus is made up of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gendered and straight youth, ages 13-22.

    • They participate in a choral community where they celebrate their diversity through music.

    • They uses their passion and the power of music to inspire the celebration of differences in our homes, community and world.

    • Their guiding values are musical excellence, fun and friendship, safety and support for being true self, inclusiveness, courage, self-responsibility, and community service.

    Gender Odyssey Teens is a Seattle-based monthly group for teens (12 to 19) who are transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, gender fluid or simply questioning.  Group meets on the third Sunday of the month from 4:30p to 6:30p at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is put on by Gender Diversity.

    Please call or email for more information.
    1-855-4 GENDER (toll free)

    To find Gender Diversity on Facebook…
    Families & Youth -
    Adult Conference (teens also welcome) - Gender Diversity 

    Lambert House

    Activities and resource center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth and their allies, 14 to 22, with special services for younger kids, ages 13 and younger. Resources include a drop-in center with pool table, a CyberCenter, meals nightly, art programs, movies, mental health counseling, support groups, dances and other events, free HIV testing/counseling (without blood or needles), mentoring, leadership development, and occasional cultural outings. Drop-in center is open Monday to Friday from 4:00 to 9:30pm.  If you are a youth aged 13 or under or the parent of one, please contact staff at 206-322-515 to discuss the services available. Support groups include:

    • Young Men's Group (7:00-8:30 Thursday)

    • Tranz Group, gender exploration (7:00-8:30 Tuesday)

    • Queer Young Females Group (7:00-8:30 Wednesday)

    • 1818 15th Avenue, Seattle, WA

    • Phone: 206-322-2515

    Powerful Voices

    A new (March 2012) 12-weekcommunity based group for LGBTQQ female-socialized  (whether or not they identify) youth 12-18 years old who live or attend school in Seattle. This program is every Wednesday from 4-6pm in the Central District at Garfield Community Center and is in partnership with the Northwest Network for BTLG Survivors of Abuse and Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress. We will be discussing gender identity, sexuality and relationships through social justice frames in addition to developing safe space, building community among other queer/questioning/gender non-conforming youth and HAVING FUN!* Priority given to low-income youth, homeless youth, youth of color, immigrant and refugee youth, youth w/ truancy issues and youth at-risk of sexual exploitation* To request Flyers, applications and nomination forms please contact Powerful Voices at (206) 860-1026 or email Rosie at Food, transportation assistance, $100 visa gift card and positive adult allies provided!

    Powerful Voices is looking for youth who are...
    Interested in exploring sexuality, relationships and gender identity.

    Open to working in a group supported by a dynamic queer women of color duo.
    Open to sharing their own personal thoughts, opinions, experiences, and emotions about their lives and the topics we cover in a group setting.
    Committed to attending 80% of the program days, orientation, community closing event & 3 one-on-one support sessions with PV staff.

    NOTE: Powerful Voices believes that gender is a socially constructed identity and that [GIRL] is a creation of the socialization and messages that a person assigned as “female” is given at birth. Our expertise and programs reside in serving youth with personal experiences and issues that socialized females face; therefore we define [GIRL] as any person who has been socialized female, whether they identify as female or not. Our goal is to build safe, inclusive communities for female-identified/socialized youth and encourage youth to explore their own personal expression of gender-identity and radicalize the structure of binary genders.

    Powerful Voices acknowledges our own room for growth in serving gender non-conforming youth in our community. We honor the strength & struggle for gender non-conforming youth who seek safe community building. We aim to increase our allyship, education, training and capacity to responsibly serve gender non-conforming youth in our programs.

    Queer Youth Space

    Queer Youth Space is an initiative by a coalition of youth and adult community organizers to build queer youth space in Seattle organized by young queer people and run by queer youth and their allies ... space that is sustainable, productive, organic, progressive, educated, safe, and dynamic. Find QYS online on Facebook and MySpace.

    Seattle Young People's Project

    The Seattle Young People's Project is a youth-led, adult supported organization that empowers youth (ages 13-18) to express themselves and to take action on the issues that affect their lives. This youth-run and youth-led organization empowers youth to express themselves and to take action on the issues affecting their lives. SYPP sponsors an annual Young Women's conference each summer and an Annual MLK Day Hip Hop show in January. Any youth is welcome to come to SYPP for support of their youth led social change project.

    • 2820 E. Cherry, Seattle, WA 98122
    • Phone: 206-860-9606
    • Contact form

    YES – Youth Eastside Services

    A youth and family agency serving the Eastside of King County, offers immigrant and refugee services, substance abuse prevention, sexual abuse counseling, individual and family counseling, and various support groups. Of particular interest:

    • Bellevue: Phone: 425-747-4937
    • Kirkland: Phone: 425-827-4937
    • Redmond: Phone: 425-869-6036
    • and in various community centers

    ¡Yo Soy!

    We are excited to inform you that Entre Hermanos is starting ¡Yo Soy! : a youth group that seeks to provide a safe space for young gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning Latino men to discuss issues that intersect with culture, family, gender, health, religion, and sex. Our meetings will be taking place at Entre Hermanos' office. Entre Hermanos is a local Latino/a LGBTQ organization that aims to promote the health and well being of the LGBTQ and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support service, advocacy, and community building [ ].  
    Here are the details:  
    WHO: Gay, Bisexual, Queer, and Questioning Latino Men; Ages: 16-21.
    WHAT: A safe space to meet other young Latinos and discuss issues pertaining to our community & FREE FOOD!
    WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 2011; 6-8pm.
    WHERE: Entre Hermanos; 1505 Broadway Ave, Seattle.



    Odyssey Youth Center

    • For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their allies, ages of 14 and 21

    • Drop in 3:30 – 8:30 Tues and Thurs and 3:30 – 9:30 on Fridays

    • Location: 1121 S. Perry St., Spokane, WA 99202

    • Phone: 509-325-3637

    • If you are interested in attending, please call for directions. When you first attend, an Odyssey volunteer will chat with you, show you around the center, and introduce you to some of the other volunteers and youth members. You will also be asked to read and sign the center's rules and expectations form.
    • Contact form

    • MySpace



    Sponsored by Pierce County AIDS Foundation


    Oasis is a safe place to hang out, meet others, and learn about life for teens and young adults. Oasis has plenty of things to do: pool and air hockey tables, a TV, computers with Internet access, and even a kitchen. There's plenty of couches so that you can relax.

    • A drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth between the ages of 14 and 24.

    • Discussion groups and one-on-one counseling

    • A variety of workshops and social activities

    • Free, anonymous HIV testing, help with STD prevention

    • Support to HIV-positive GLBTQ youth.

    • Phone: 253-671-2838
    • Emergency Line / Cell Phone: 253-988-2108
    • Email:



    Triple Point

    Sponsored by Children's Home Society

    •  Social activities, discussion, support, education, and more, for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer youth

    • Ages 13 to 21

    • Phone: 360-695-1325

    • Offers a discussion group: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.,

    • 1112 Columbia Street, in the Youth House basement, Vancouver.

    * There's a Seattle Brother-to-Brother group, but it isn't specifically for youth, and there's a Yakima office of POCAAN, but it doesn't offer groups specifically for youth.

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