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STR8 Email List
The newest addition to the YOUTH Lists: The STR8 List is for straight and questioning youth aged 25 or younger who have friends or family members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning. The list provides a safe space and supportive environment to talk with other straight youth in similar situations about the unique issues facing straight youth who have friends or family members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual transgendered, or questioning.


SCHOOLS Email List
The SCHOOLS E-mail list provides a forum to work towards the advancement of queer-friendly primary and secondary schools in North America. The goal of the SCHOOLS list is to bring groups and individuals together to work on strategies to bring a halt to homophobia and to resist religious and conservative political initiatives against gay youth in primary and secondary schools as well as colleges and universities. This list enables existing groups with useful models to make contact with other organizations and to bring individuals into contact with those groups. The belief behind the SCHOOLS list is that a national network of individuals and organizations is the most efficient means to counteract the messages of discriminatory conservative and religious agendas and to bring positive change to our educational institutions.

GLBSO Email List
The GLBSO (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Student Organization) is an e-mail list for communication between gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and supportive organizations at the scholastic and collegiate level. The GLBSO E-mail List reaches over 200 subscribers in all 50 states and several foreign countries.

ELIGHT is one of the world's largest gay youth websites. It's mission is to provide a literary freelance publishing forum for gay teens, provide a webspace for gay teens to express thoughts, emotions, and feelings, provide support and guidance, and provide a space where youth can see they are not alone. 

In Development
  • Gay-Friendly Healthcare Directory: The goal of the Healthcare Directory Project is to provide an online directory of gay-friendly counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals. The Directory will enable youth to find mental health professionals who are sensitive to their needs, both as youth and as GLBT+ people. 
  • Colleges Project: The Colleges Project will provide college-bound students with a wealth of new resources on how to choose a college or university that will best meet their needs. The selection criteria include gay-friendly schools and schools with support programs or special programs for GLBT+ youth. 
  • HIV-positive youth support: The staff is considering how YGS might be of service to people 25 and under who are HIV-positive, living with AIDS, or have friends or relatives who are HIV+. YGS used to host the POSITIVE YOUTH e-mail list for HIV+ youth, but the list did not gain a large enough subscriber base to be a useful resource. Suggestions for improvements on the idea are welcome. 


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All YGS projects are managed and coordinated by volunteers.
Youth Guardian Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
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