CDC is not responsible for Section compliance accessibility on other federal or private website. Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the CDC website. Skip to main content Search. Becoming aware of — and coming to terms with — one's sexual orientation can take some time. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
LGBTQ Resources for Professionals External Lesson plans, tips and strategies, background information, and additional resources to help youth-serving professionals create safe space for young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
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First Girl I Loved. Being gay is also not considered a mental disorder or abnormality. Electronic Aggression External Increased access to technology has benefits, but it also increases the risk of abuse. There are important and unique considerations for strategies to prevent and address bullying of LGBT youth. Efforts to change gay people to straight sometimes called "conversion therapy" have been proven to be ineffective and can be harmful. Views Read View source View history.
There is no evidence that being gay is the result of the way that someone was raised. Q Card Project External The Q Card is a simple and easy-to-use communication tool designed to empower LGBTQ youth to become actively engaged in their health, and to support the people who provide their care. But many parents find that they just need time to adjust to the news. Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children External This resource guide was developed to help practitioners who work in a wide range of settings to understand the critical role of family acceptance and rejection in contributing to the health and well-being of adolescents who identify as LGBT. LGBTQ Resources for Professionals External Lesson plans, tips and strategies, background information, and additional resources to help youth-serving professionals create safe space for young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.