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Bending the Mold: An Action Kit for Transgender Students

This toolkit is designed to assist transgender, gender non-conforming, questioning, and ally students to make school a safer place. Resources include how to advocate for change as well as an extensive list of resources to help you connect with the transgender community and find support.

Lambda Legal & National Youth 

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Queer & Trans Youth in California Foster Care Have Rights: A Know Your Rights Guide

NCLR, in collaboration with the Out of Home Youth Advocacy Council and California Youth Connection, produced this guide to help queer and transgender youth in the California foster care system navigate their rights. Contact NCLR if you would like to order hard copies to distribute in your area.

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MTV Docs: Transformation | MTV

TRANSFORMATION is a documentary about a group of transgender teens and young adults struggling to find the resources, safety, and confidence to express their gender identity. With 45% of young transgender people having reportedly attempted suicide in the United States alone, non-binary stylist Madin Lopez has made it their business to provide life-altering, gender-affirming makeovers. Afterwards, these individuals are hopefully able to be their true and best selves, looking on the outside how they’ve always felt on the inside.


For more information visit

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Oak Grove Center

Oak Grove Center's mission is to rebuild the lives of at-risk children and their familiss through education, healing restoring relationships, building character and instilling hope

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YMCA of the Desert

The Family YMCA of the Desert is the largest provider of licensed childcare in the Coachella Valley, with facilities from Palm Springs to Mecca. We serve over 3,800 local kids and families each day at our forty sites. W

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work force Development center

Helping today’s youth prepare for success is a pivotal part of the Workforce Development Center’s mission. The Workforce Development Center offers specialized services to young people between the ages of 16 and 24. By providing young people with access to core skills such as resume and interview preparation, they help Riverside County youth make their entry into the workplace and realize their full potential. 


LGBTQ+ Scholarships

Looking for LGBTQ scholarships that will make college more financially feasible?


There are a number of scholarships specifically geared toward LGBTQ students, so we’ve rounded up some great options to pursue.

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Walden Family Services

Transitional Housing Placement + Foster Care Program

Most young people turn to their parents for help even after they turn 18. But 65% of foster youth in California leave foster care at age 18 with no place to call home.


This innovative housing and foster care program provides youth a stable environment where they can learn the skills they’ll need to live on their own in the community.

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The center Palm springs

The Center is the cornerstone of our LGBTQ community in the Coachella Valley. Each year, they log more than 65,000 visits as folks come here to meet and make connections, find support systems and to take advantage of their many resources.


Want to know what The Center has for you? Visit their website for a  complete calendar to learn more about upcoming programs, events and community groups

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Sunburst Youth Housing Project

In January 2005, after more than 3 1/2 years of hard work, San Diego LGBT Community Center announced the creation of an innovative youth supportive housing project.

This cutting-edge program is one of the first projects of its kind in the United States. The Youth Housing Project provides 23 units of affordable, supportive housing for youth between 18-24 years of age, with a special focus on LGBTQ+ and HIV+ youth. 

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LGBTQ Youth in the California Foster Care System: A Question and Answer Guide

This question and answer guide is designed to address many of the frequently-asked questions about protecting LGBTQ youth in the California foster care system from harassment and discrimination.


The world has changed a lot in the last few years for lesbian, gay, transgender and questioning individuals, for the better in a lot of ways. Yet, significant challenges remain in the quest for equality and its effects on well-being.


Sexual and gender minorities face legal discrimination in many areas, and the battle for equality is far from over. The U.S. attorney general has worked to roll back legal protections, for example, and the president has announced a ban on transgender individuals in the military.

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