Zines, Tools & FAQs

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NEW: Handling With Care is Outright's new toolkit for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ youth.

Vermont LGBTQ+ Youth Data 

Critical Stats: Vermont’s LGBTQ+ Youth provides you with important information concerning the well-being of LGBTQ+ youth. In Vermont, the Department of Health works with the Agency of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to administer the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), which is part of a national school-based surveillance system conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Parents and Caregivers

You’re likely reading this because a young person close to you has come out to you as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Gender Expansive (LGBTQ+). Coming out to you is an incredible expression of trust from that young person, and we are so glad you are in their life.

This resource could support you in beginning to process your own emotions about your child’s identity and give you tools for navigating feelings that may be surprising or hard. This toolkit was designed to offer you best practices, supportive resources, and an introduction to a community of affirming parents and caregivers who share a piece of this story. 

Support LGBTQ+ Youth Liberation

These FREE Zines and Toolkits are widely shareable resources to help everyone understand their role in supporting LGBTQ+ youth liberation.

Get an overview of a specific issue or framework from one of the following Zines or Toolkits, written for diverse audiences. Most take less than an hour to read, and some take less than five minutes.

Educational tools

Outright Vermont partners with hundreds of schools, organizations, and state agencies across the state. Many of these organizations can provide educators, families and youth with services that extend beyond the capacity of what Outright Vermont is able to provide. Learn more by visiting our collaborators’ websites:

  • Best Practices for Schools Regarding Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Youth – This accessibility statement gives schools, teachers, and administrators the tools and resources they need to support trans and gender-expansive youth.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center – The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. They have a number of tools, including “Speak Up – a guide to ending everyday bias” that can be effective tools for educators.
  • GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) – GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
  • Trans Student Educational Resources – TSER, Trans Student Educational Resources, is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. TSER provides infographics including the adorable, informative Gender Unicorn, trains teachers, provides leadership training and scholarships for trans youth, publishes materials on trans education, and promotes awareness.

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Courage V Pearson (they/them)
Director of Organizing