First thing: You are loved and valid as you are.
You are not alone.
If you are in immediate need or have suicidal thoughts
The Trevor Project has a hotline, support chatroom, and confidential texting with a counselor available.
Build your community of support.
Local LGBTQ+ Instagram Communities
Local LGBTQ+ Programs
- LGBTQ+ Services @ Youth Services of Tulsa (Call 918-582-0061)
- Alphabet Soup, a social program for youth 13-17 @ Oklahomans for Equality meets every Saturday from 5-8 PM
- CampFire Green Country has several programs for LGBTQ+ youth, join one here
Need a Safe Place to Stay?
Youth Services of Tulsa has a drop-in center and shelter for youth needing a safe place to stay.
- TEXT: The word SAFE to 44357
- CALL: 918-582-0061
The shelter is open to all youth, ages 12 to 18, who don’t have a safe place to go. The shelter provides warm beds, hot meals, showers, clean clothes, counseling and a caring staff who offer support and resources to help youth return safely home or to another safe, stable living situation. Open 24 hours daily, 7 days a week.
Coming out as LGBTQ+
LGBTQ+ Sexual Health
STIs and HIV affect LGBTQ+ folks as well. Stay on top of your sexual health.
It’s important for sexually active folks to get regularly tested to know their status and receive treatment if needed. We have a whole page with more information on STIs + HIV – including where to get free and confidential sexual health services!
Do you need help talking with a healthcare provider about your LGBTQ+ identity?
Have you heard of Q Cards? They can help facilitate these conversations in an non-intimidating way!
The Q Card itself has a three-panel design that lets youth fill in their name, pronouns, sexual orientation, gender identity, and provides additional space for youth to list any concerns or questions.
We have Q Cards for free at our office for you or your organization! Visit us today.