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Resources

 

In accordance with Connecticut State Statutes and Laws, as well as DCF policies, DCF provides services to every child, youth, adolescent and family in need of services, regardless of their inherent or perceived sexuality and/or Gender Identity or Expression.  DCF also actively recruits LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) foster and adoptive parents and mentors

 
You deserve a family who...
 
...Loves you, unconditionally
...Treats you with respect
...Doesn't abuse you, make fun of you or disown you
...Supports your gender identity and expression
...Supports your inherent sexuality
...Helps you make connections with other LGBT youth
...Stands up for you
...Allows you to be yourself
...Is proud of who you are!
 

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Community Centers

Education/Safe Schools

 

Family Supports

 

 

Legal Resources

 

Local Resources

 
  • Gay & Lesbian National Hotline 888-843-GLNH (4564)
  • National Gay & Lesbian Youth Hotline 800-347-TEEN (8336)
  • The Trevor Helpline 886-488-7386 (Suicide Hotline)
 

National Organizations

 

Services for LGBT People with Disabilities

 

Sexuality

 
  • American Psychological Association "Answers to Your Questions About Transgender Individuals and Gender Identity www.apa.org/topics/transgender.html
  • GUPPE Clinic: CT Children’s Medical Center: Matt Malouf, Ph.D.   860.837.6220
  • Gender Spectrum is an organization dedicated to the education and support of families raising gender variant, gender non-conforming, gender-fluid, crossgender, and transgender children and adolescents. www.genderspectrum.org/
  • PFLAG, Hartford. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM at Immanuel Church, 10 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT.  Includes a support network for parents of trans* youth
  • Translation:  A trans-youth only support/social group for youth 14 – 17; and art group for gender non- conforming children under 11;  and a parent support group.  Meets in New Haven.  Contact information:  Tony @ 203.376.8089 or by email at nhtranslation@yahoo.com
  • TransYouth Family Alliance:  TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. We envision a society free of suicide and violence in which ALL children are respected and celebrated. www.imatyfa.org/
  • WPATH: The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), formerly known as the (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association,  HBIGDA), is a professional organization devoted to the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.  www.wpath.org/
 
 
 

Transgender/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

 

Youth of Color





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