Healthy Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Project

The Healthy Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Project (HLGBSP) was funded by the Division of Adolescent and School Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-DASH) from 1999 to 2011. The project provided HIV prevention capacity-building assistance services to help increase the capacity of state and local K-12 education agencies to deliver effective school-based HIV prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, particularly young men of color who are attracted to men. The centerpiece of the project was a full-day training workshop titled: "Preventing Health Risks and Promoting Healthy Outcomes among LGBQ Youth: A Training Workshop for School Counselors, Nurses, Psychologists and Social Workers." 

Additional Resources

  • The American Library Association’s Rainbow Project Bibliography lists books and other resources for young people that reflect LGBT individuals, groups, and experiences.

  • ACT (Assets Coming Together) for Youth, a collaboration of Cornell University, University of Rochester, and New York State Center for School Safety, provides extensive resources and research on positive youth development with an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health.

  • The National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences published Adolescent Health Services (2009) to examine the health status of adolescents and provide guidance on investing in, strengthening, and improving an integrated health system for young people.

  • It’s Your Sex Life is a public information campaign for adolescents conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation in partnership with MTV. The new Get Yourself Tested campaign is one component of it.

  • Advocates for Youth offers Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit, which provides tips and strategies that aim to help service providers create a climate in their organization that will make everyone feel safe.

Selected Healthy LGB Resources

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