LGBT Youth Resources
Included here are Specialty Resources with contact information. 
 Privacy is always important to us, therefore,contact information is limited to email addresses and where permitted phone numbers are included.

Asheville Youth and Teen LGBTQ

Youth OUTRight, WNC, Inc.
a youth advocacy and leadership organization dedicated to providing affirmation, information, support and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth of ages 14-23
P.O. Box 1893
Asheville, NC 28802

Trinity Place (runaway and homeless shelter in Asheville for youths. LGBTQ friendly)
12 Ravenscroft Drive, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 253-7233

Be Loved House
community house serving homeless in Asheville
with emphasis on LGBTQ youth.
39 Grove Street, Asheville NC 28801

National LGBT Youth Resources

Gay-Straight-Alliance Network
Empowering youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools  See GSANET

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
 is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.  GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.  See GLSEN

LGBTQ Guide Book for Student Resources
The guide was produced in part by Eugene Patron and Dr. Deb Cohan, two experts in the field of building awareness and support of the LGBTQ community. A few highlights from the guide are:
 - Extensive resources for LGBTQ teens and youth
 - Common hardships faced by LGBTQ college students and how to deal with them
 - Scholarships available for LGBTQ students
 - Interviews with our two experts, and an array of external support resources
​See LGBTQ Student Resources and Support

LGBT Youth Allies
an online news, resources & commentary for and about lgbt youth & their allies  See YOUTH

Trans Youth Equality Foundation
​The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families.

Hotline Resources 

Our Voice (sexual violence and abuse/ Buncombe County region)
(828) 255-7576​

LGBT Hate Crimes Hotline
 (800) 686-HATE

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
 (888) THE-GLNH

LYRIC Youth Talk Line
 (800) 246-PRIDE
 A peer talk line for LGBTQ youth 23 and under. Monday-Saturday, 6:30-9pm.

National Runaway Hotline
 (800) 231-6946

National Child Abuse Hotline
 (800) 422-4453

Youth Legal Information Line (NCLR)
 (800) 528-NCLR
 Confidential and free legal and practical support, information, and assistance regarding safety in school, psychiatric abuse or forced commitment to a mental hospital or treatment center, homelessness, discrimination in the foster care system or juvenile justice system, and medical and legal issues for transsexual youth.

The Trevor Project  (national suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth)
(866) 488-7386

Your Resource For Asheville & WNC LGBTQ Community