Where can I find support when my parents aren't supportive of my identity and I don't have any LGBTQ friends either?
Last Updated: 10/28/2019 at 5:38pm
Melissa Hudson, MS Ed, PhD(c), LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
I work with clients of diverse backgrounds on a multitude of concerns. My approach is, at times, directive, yet always curious, nonjudgmental, collaborative, and validating.
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If you're in school, many have LGBTQ+ student organizations you can join. Those can help you both give and receive support, as well as make friends with other LGBTQ+ people. Outside of school, the Internet may be your best bet. Tumblr is a great way to meet others and receive support, with a plethora of advice blogs and meet-ups. There are also Facebook groups and other websites designed to help with just this sort of thing, whether by offering online support, ways to meet up with others in person, or both. And of course you are always welcome and supported here on 7 Cups of Tea!
Chances are that many of your friends are also LGBTQ, but it is very daunting telling people. Your friends also don't need to be LGBTQ to be supportive...
There are many local LGBT communities that host social meetings, support groups, cultural events... Probably there's one near you that you can go to. It's a very inclusive and supportive environment, I've always found that they can make people truly feel welcomed and loved and make a difference for them. And with time, I'm sure you'll find inclusive and supportive friends, both LGBT and not!
While 7 Cups may provide a small amount of support for you, the best things to do is search out for people that are like you. The Trevor Project is a phenomenal source for LGBTQ teens, and they also have a social networking site, TrevorSpace. Also, if you are trans seeking out exclusively other trans friends, check out the forums on transkidpurplerainbow.com.
Trevor space is a good wesbite!Its amazing!Theres a lot of other LGBTQ people there!I think you should check it out!
There are many great topics in the Support Forum here on 7 Cups surrounding LGBTQ. There are also many listeners who are willing to support you. Many may have resources to assist you in your journey.
there are tons of websites that support LGBTQ youth, just give it a google and you'll find tons in your community. they'll be groups and meetings you can go too as well!
There are many online forums that are devoted to helping LGBTQ youth with the many different aspects of being an LGBTQ person. A Google search can show many of these online forums. Just be sure that you never give out personally identifying information.
You can turn to lots of online resources such as tumblr, instagram, etc. Also perhaps there is a club in your area that has lgbt people in it. Or ill be your friend:)
There are many places you can find support:) Some schools have support groups for the LGBTQ community. You can find lots of friends online (examples: TrevorSpace, Instragram, Tumblr, Twitter, ect) and you can chat on here or at The Trevor Project any time you'd like:)
Online is sometimes the best way for advice and support when you can't find any around you. Maybe you can look up healthy, helpful websites and people on the Internet like you. Or, you can come and chat here :)
1) Look for LGBTQ support communities in your area or 2) Look online. This is probably best as you can find support online no matter where you are.
There are always places online where you'll find others within the LGBTQ+ community. Chat rooms, facebook groups, twitter pages, tumblr blogs, and youtube are all great places where you can get in contact with people in the community. If there are any LGBTQ+ groups in your area, going to a group or program can help you find friends in the community and can provide a safe place for you to be yourself and meet new people.
There is support groups you can research or go to parent counselling for them to understand and educate themselves, and there's always LGBTQIA people on here or support chats on here you can join and on social medias that have groups for meet ups ect.
There are online and private groups that you can join for LGBTQ. Also you can google if you have any questions to read forums and all to find out more about LGBTQ.
I would recommend support groups or LGBT clubs at school or in your area. If you live near a city or town, you can usually find good resources. You can look to support online. You can find support in a trusted adult, someone who is more accepting than your parents. Even if your friends aren't LGBT, I am sure that you can find among your friends support. I know it's scary and it can feel isolating, but remember that you are never alone in this.
You can find support here. I'll always be here for you and I'm a member of LGBTQI+ community, I promise I'll help you the best I can.
Hello there! Support can be found all around you. It doesn't matter if your friends are LGBTQ+, they will still be happy to support you. I'd recommend researching LGBTQ+ support groups in your area if you're looking for local support. A therapist or school psychologist can also be a great source of support. However, you are also always welcome here on 7 Cups. All listeners are supportive of LGBTQ+ people and are happy to talk to you and help you with whatever you need. There are also LGBTQ+ support sessions in group chat rooms if that's the kind of support you're looking for! :)
It's a good thing you're here! I have found that the internet, specifically safe communities on the internet like 7 Cups, are so incredibly helpful in finding community where I can't have it in person. You are not alone. There are so many LGBTQ+ folks who don't have supportive people among their family or friends. It's a sad but real situation. But the bright side is that that means there are lots of people in communities like these to connect with! I would recommend spending some time on the LGBTQ+ subcommunity and making some friends there! You've got this!
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