Resources For Youth
SUPPORTING OUR YOUTH (Canada)
LYRIC CENTER FOR LGBTQQ YOUTH: A youth advocacy program.
CHILDREN OF LESBIANS AND GAYS EVERYWHERE (COLAGE): For youth with LGBT parents.
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
BAGLY: Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth
THE TREVOR PROJECT: If you are a youth in crisis and need someone to talk to, call The Trevor Project at (866)-4-U-TREVOR.
THE ALI FORNEY CENTER: Resources for homeless LGBT youth
Is there a local group in your region run by an accredited organization? Please let us know so we can post it here!
Young Adult Books with Bi Characters
Down to the Bone, by Mayra Lazara Dole (2008). A teenager struggles mightily with the perceived impossibility of coming out as a lesbian in Florida’s traditional and homophobic Cuban-American community. Kicked out of Catholic school and forced to choose between her family and being true to her self, she is helped along by a variety of straight, genderqueer, bi and gay friends. One minor — but positive! — bi character, and a mention of another bi woman who has left a girl for a boy. I enjoyed this one and appreciated its positive depiction of genderqueer and bi identities.
Geography Club, by Brent Hartinger (2003). A group of high school students struggle to come out. The protagonist’s best friend Min self-identifies as bisexual. A delightful portrayal, as she is one of the most confident, ethical, and unconflicted of the group.
Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies/Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies (2007).
Sequels to The Geography Club. Narrated by bisexual Min and her best friend Russell. Min is a well-adjusted, happy bisexual teenager. Amazing!
Robyn Ochs maintains a listing of young adult books with bisexual characters on her website.