U.S. Transgender Survey: 2015

The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey is the largest survey ever conducted about the lives and experiences of transgender people. The USTS fills some of the gaps in research on transgender people and the disparities they face, and should be used as a tool to guide researcher, policy makers, and advocates in their efforts to address the needs of transgender people.  

 Public Health-Madison & Dane County LGBTQ+ Profile

This health profile of the LGBTQ+ community living in the Dane County/Madison metro area summarizes the challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for improving conditions and promoting health for LGBTQ+ individuals. 

Diverse & Resilient

Diverse & Resilient is a Wisconsin-based organization to provide capacity-building and direct-service work to address health disparities for LGBTQ people in Wisconsin. Areas of focus include anti-violence, leadership building, sexual health and substance use. 

WPATH Standards of Care

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) promotes the highest standards of health care for transsexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming people. These standards provide clinical guidance for health professionals to promote optimal health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment in these populations. 

National LGBT Health Education Center (Fenway Institute)

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, consultations, and resources to healthcare organizations in hopes of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for LGBT people. 

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum's mission is to guide families, organizations, and institutions to better understand gender and create a more gender-inclusive world for all children and youth.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots, nonprofit organization lead by trans people offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis through the Hotline (877-565-8860) and Trans Assistance Microgrants program. 


The Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Sexual Minority Youth in Wisconsin: 2007-2011

This report analyzes data from three consecutive YRBS samples to explore the health disparities between sexual minority youth and sexual majority youth.

The Family Acceptance Project

The Family Acceptance Project™ is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children.

Two particular resources of interest can be found at: https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/publications

A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children written by Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW

First practice guidelines for engaging diverse families to decrease their LGBT children’s risk for suicide, homelessness, HIV and other negative outcomes and to promote well-being, based on research and core principles from the Family Acceptance Project. Published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS

Supportive Families, Healthy Children

Key information from our research on how families can help support their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children. These family education booklets have been designated as a “Best Practice” resource for suicide prevention for LGBT people by the national Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention.

2015 National School Climate Survey

LGBTQ Students Experience Pervasive Harassment and Discrimination, But School-Based Supports Can Make a Difference

The GLSEN National School Climate Survey (pdf) is our flagship report on the school experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools, including the extent of the challenges that they face at school and the school-based resources that support LGBTQ students’ well-being. The survey has consistently indicated that specific school-based supports are related to a safer and more inclusive school climate, including: supportive educators, LGBT-inclusive curriculum, comprehensive anti-bullying policies, and supportive student clubs, such as Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs).

Suicide Prevention among LGBT Youth: A Workshop for Professionals Who Serve Youth  A free workshop kit to help staff in schools, youth-serving organizations, and suicide prevention programs take action to reduce suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. From the SPRC.

Preventing Suicidal Behavior among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth: Developing LGBT Cultural Competence  an agency assessment from the SPRC

Step In – Speak Up 

Kognito produces online, avatar based trainings in support of suicide prevention. Step In- Speak Up is professional development simulation for K-12 educators designed to help create a safe and supportive campus for LGBTQ students.

The Trevor Project, suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth