Resources for LGBTQ Youth

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National Resources

Q Chat Space

Q Chat Space is a new digital LGBTQ+ center where teens join live-chat, professionally facilitated, online support groups. The program gives youth safe opportunities to connect with each other, in spaces moderated by trusted adults, within a structure that encourages compassionate interactions and discourages bullying and harassment.

Q Chat Space is operated by CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers in collaboration with their member LGBTQ+ centers and was developed in partnership with PPFA and PFLAG National.

Queer Kid Stuff

Queer Kid Stuff is an LGBTQ+ and social justice website for kids and families. The site includes links to helpful resources, videos, and more. You can learn more about the site by watching Lindsay Amer’s TED Talk HERE.

State Resources

Virginia Pride

Phone: 804.592.1093
Services: Community program involvement and scholarship opportunities for post high school education expenses in the LGBTQ community.

TREVOR Project

Phone: 866.488.7386 (toll free 24/7)
Website:  and
Chat Service:
Services provided: LGBTQ community network, suicide prevention, advocacy program, help line and youth question/answer service resource for gender identity and sexual orientation.

Virginia Antiviolence Project

24/7 LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline:
Call 1.866.356.6998 | Text 804.793.9999
Contact form:
Services provided: Hotline, listening, validation, safety planning, emotional support, help filling out forms, licensed therapy, accompaniment, emergency housing

Virginia Transgender Resource and Referral List

Richmond Resources

Lisa Griffin

Services Provided: Psychologist that works with gender-diverse and/or intersex youth up to age 20.

Melinda Penn

Services Provided: Pediatric endocrinologist serving trans youth/children.

Fan Free Clinic

Phone: 804.358.6343
Services provided: Sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment; HIV testing; general medical care; counseling services.

Side By Side

Youth Support Line: 888.644.4390
Services provided: Leadership programs, support groups, counseling, youth support line, scholarships, youth center.

Turning Points Counseling

Contact: Barbara Davis, LPC
Phone: 804.798.8285
Services Provided: Youth and Family Counselor

Contact:  Brenda Burgner, LCSW
Services Provided: LGBTQ-friendly therapy for adolescents

Virginia League for Planned Parenthood

Main Receptionist: 804.355.4358
Transgender Health Services Line: 804.482.6154
Website: For patients | For Transgender Health Services