NOWCastSA created this resource page after a state agency removed a webpage of resources for LGBTQ youth. Check this list of LGBTQ+ resources to find the support and help you need to navigate life's challenges.
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Written by Sofia Briones on Oct 15 2021 - 3:18pm
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 7 2023 - 1:37pm
By William Melhado, The Texas Tribune Mar. 6, 2023. "Texas lawmakers this year will debate whether to block transgender kids’ access to transition-related health care, classify businesses that host drag shows as sexually oriented establishments and limit public school lessons on sexuality and gender identity.
Written by Texas Tribune on Sep 19 2022 - 2:17pm
By Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune Texas banned more books from school libraries this past year than any other state in the nation, targeting titles centering on race, racism, abortion and LGBTQ representation and issues, according to a new analysis by PEN America, a nonprofit organization advocating for free speech.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 8 2022 - 11:56am
By Eleanor Klibanoff, The Texas Tribune For LGBTQ mental health support, call the Trevor Project’s 24/7 toll-free support line at 866-488-7386. You can also reach a trained crisis counselor through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 800-273-8255 or texting 741741.
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 27 2022 - 3:59pm
By Eleanor Klibanoff, The Texas Tribune On Saturday morning, the courtyard at Eastside Early College High School in Austin looks like a “rainbow threw up,” according to Melissa Kender. There are rainbow flags, rainbow pins, rainbow dresses and shirts and face paint. Kender, an assistant principal at Dobie Middle School, wears a t-shirt proclaiming “Dobie Pride” in rainbow letters.
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 7 2022 - 11:59am
By Brooke Park, The Texas Tribune For high school senior Gabrielle Izu, Texas’ public school book bans feel personal.
Challenges to Texas investigations of gender-affirming care ramp up as feds move to protect transgender kids
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 3 2022 - 10:24am
By Eleanor Klibanoff and Brooke Park, The Texas Tribune
Transgender Texas kids are terrified after governor orders that parents be investigated for child abuse
Written by Texas Tribune on Feb 28 2022 - 11:41am
By Sneha Dey and Karen Brooks Harper, The Texas Tribune For LGBTQ mental health support, call the Trevor Project’s 24/7 toll-free support line at 866-488-7386. You can also reach a trained crisis counselor through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 800-273-8255 or texting 741741.
Texas schools rethink gender-based dress code policies after discrimination claims raise new legal issues
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 31 2021 - 11:39am
By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune Hope Cozart was perplexed when she received a letter from her son Maddox’s school in April telling her he needed to cut his hair because it was too long. Even so, she obliged: She took Maddox to get a haircut, which consisted of shaved sides with a little more hair left at the top. Cozart would braid or plait her son’s hair to keep it out of his face.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 20 2021 - 12:28pm
By Allyson Waller and Kevin Reynolds, The Texas Tribune When the Llano County Library shuts down for three days this week, starting Tuesday, it won’t be for the holidays.