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resources & information for LGBTQ+ youth & their families

Due to discrimination, LGBTQ+ folks are disproportionately affected by the weight of mental health challenges. If you need support, there is a wide, affirming community of people and resources here to help you embrace your authentic self and identity.

find help for LGBTQ+ issues here

It’s OK to ask for help. We are stronger together. Explore the resources and amazing work being done by and for the LGBTQ+ community here in Central Ohio. We’ve focused on lifting up the work being done here in Columbus, but hope to expand this hub of resources to include other Ohio communities. Know a resource that you think needs to be included in our library of LGBTQ+ youth mental health resources? Reach out today and let us know!

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for Young People

Our LGBTQ+ youth page offers a broad spectrum of resources for young people dealing with discrimination, mental health issues and more. Resources include:

words of encouragement

We’ve asked people what messages they wish they had been given as LGBTQ+ young people and compiled those messages for all who need to see them. We also have messages from some of our team members who work with LGBTQ+ people.

Nina West speaks to the importance of mental health care and the disparities facing LGBTQ+ youth.

call for solidarity

The Buckeye Ranch stands in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ youth and community. Please amplify this call to action for Spectrum News to take down their harmful story affirming conversion therapy and read this collective letter signed by 35 Ohio LGBTQ+ organizations.

Spectrum Letter

reach out today!

Get more information on the resources we offer to LGBTQ+ youth by contacting The Buckeye Ranch today.