Meet the staff, volunteers, and other people behind YGS. Also find our mission statement and a whole lot more.
Learn about and subscribe to the YOUTH E-mail lists, which exist to establish an outlet for GLBTQ and straight supportive youth to talk with each other about anything in a safe internet space.
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Are you a gay, bi, or trans young person between the ages of 13-25? Come find friends, fun and support on the YOUTH lists.

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About the Youth Lists

The YOUTH Lists are a group of three email mailing lists separated by age groups (13-17, 17-21, 21-25 ) that offer online support for young people, particularly young people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, or straight supportive. Our lists are unique in the way that they are managed and operated, the rules that we have, and the safe, supportive environment that we maintain. We invite you to take a look at our newly redesigned site, learn a little bit about us, and then be sure to subscribe so that we can meet you too!

If you are already a member and want to unsubscribe, please click here.


The premise for the YOUTH lists is to establish an outlet for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and straight supportive youth ages 25 and under to talk with each other concerning such issues as coming out, schools, parents, friends, relationships, and other gay-related and non-gay-related youth issues.

The three email lists (YOUTH13-17, YOUTH17-21, and YOUTH21-25) are the first of their kind to offer a conversational/chat/support youth group in an email form. The email lists solve some problems that newsgroups, IRC, and chat rooms have. Email is quick, easy, convenient, and the most accessible. Not everyone knows how to subscribe to newsgroups, or to enter chat rooms, or even have the access capability to do so, but anyone with an email address can have access to these lists.

The YOUTH Lists have a strict age guideline in order to hopefully solve the problem of older people hanging around in supposed youth forums. The age policy will be strictly enforced on the lists. Although there is no absolute way to guarantee that a subscriber is within the proper age range, if it comes to the attention of the List Coordinator that a particular subscriber is over the permitted age, the subscriber will be immediately removed from the list.

The lists will try their best to remain youth only!


To view the list rules, go to the rules page. A copy of the rules will also be sent to you when you join the list.

Meet the Staff

Our compassionate, dedicated, talented, all-youth staff work to keep the lists a safe and positive place. To meet them, click here.


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The original founding staff members of the YOUTH lists:
Jason Hungerford, Katherine Lund, and James Miller.

The YOUTH lists and their parent organization, Youth Guardian Services, would never have been possible without the commitment, support, and dedication of the Critical Path AIDS Project ( and its staff.

Rainbow Award We are a proud recipient of the Rainbow Award.