Web Resources

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

GLSEN Northern Virginia - GLSEN chapters are community-based groups of people accredited as a GLSEN chapter, who work to bring GLSEN's programs and visions to their communities on a local level. They are supported in their work by the GLSEN National offices in New York City and Washington, DC.

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

StopBullying.gov - The Government's New Website to Prevent Bullying - StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

If you or someone you know is being bullied, get help.

Teens Against Bullying - PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth through 21 years old. Located in Minneapolis, it serves families across the nation, as well as those in Minnesota. Parents can find publications, workshops, and other resources to help make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services for their children with disabilities.

Kids Against Bullying

The Trevor Project - The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.

FriendFactor - Through public education and advocacy tools, Friendfactor cultivates new %93champions of freedom,%94 people who, when asked to support their gay* and transgender friends, will do so. Gay* friends matter more than gay* issues for most people, but many friends don%92t know what%92s at stake or how to help, and most gay* and transgender Americans don%92t know how to ask. Friendfactor seeks to fill that gap and shift the gay* rights dialogue away from ideology and toward a more personal and inclusive concept: friends helping friends.

Bullying.org - Bullying.org's purpose is to prevent bullying in our society through education and awareness. We provide educational programs and resources to individuals, families, educational institutions and organizations. We make available online learning and educational resources in order to help people deal effectively and positively with the act of bullying and its long-lasting negative consequences.

The GSA Network - Gay-Straight Alliance Network is a youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.

Google's Listing of Bullying Resources

Stop Bullying Now! Campaign - This is part of StopBullying.gov for kids.

The It Gets Better Project - Many LGBT youth can't picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can't imagine a future for themselves. So let's show them what our lives are like, let's show them what the future may hold in store for them.

Fairfax Open House - Fairfax Open House is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning or intersex (LGBTQQI) Jewish teens, and their friends and allies, between the ages of 13-18 yrs old in the Northern Virginia area.

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