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.
Special Section on LGBTQ+
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.
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 3 2022 - 10:24am
By Eleanor Klibanoff and Brooke Park, The Texas Tribune
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.
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.
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 8 2021 - 12:32pm
By Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune A San Antonio-area school district is reviewing the contents of more than 400 books that were flagged in a Republican lawmaker’s investigation into the titles that schools keep in their libraries.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 27 2021 - 2:32pm
By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune Texas’ transgender student athletes will be restricted from playing on K-12 school sports teams that align with their gender identity under a bill Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Monday.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 15 2021 - 11:12am
Texas’ child welfare agency removed a webpage that offered resources to LGBTQ youth following complaints by one of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s GOP primary challengers, according to internal agency communications. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services webpage, which provides information to children in the foster care system, included information about a suicide prevention hotline, LGBTQ legal services, and questions about defining gender and sexual identity.