You have the right to be yourself—in and out of school or college!

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth shouldn’t have to fear going to school, going to a public restroom, or standing up for their rights with government officials or police. Young people should have the freedom to be open (or not) about their identity and beliefs in schools, on college campuses, in government facilities, and in all public areas. The ACLU LGBT Project strives to protect everyone’s right to be safe and visible and to have their identity embraced rather than belittled or erased. We help young people protect their right to free expression, establish gay-straight alliance clubs, be treated in a trans-respectful way, and be raised and taught in a safe environment.

LGBT youth and their parents should feel free to contact us with legal concerns.  You can click here to fill out our confidential online form. If the matter is time-sensitive or you feel more comfortable contacting us by phone, you can call (212) 549-2673. This phone number is only for matters involving anti-LGBT discrimination against youth.  For help with other LGBT issues, click here. For non-LGBT issues, please contact your local ACLU affiliate.



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