Madison LGBTQ+ Youth Resources

By Annie Rosemurgy | Photography by Hillary Schave

The Madison area has many resources for kids who need support or want to learn about LGBTQ+ identities. Here are a few of the best:

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Here are some of the experts’ recommendations for great books and websites that can help families navigate LGBTQ+ topics and make kids feel comfortable.

  • Elizabeth Gregg, licensed professional counselor at Golden Vibes Counseling Center: The Trevor Project, which is a national crisis support center for LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Katie Larsen-Klodd, social worker at Randall Elementary School: MMSD’s Welcoming Schools
  • Amy Turkowski, first grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School: “Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship” by Jessica Walton.
  • Dr. Britt Allen, pediatrician and co- medical director of UW’s PATH clinic: “What Makes a Baby” and “You Know Sex: Bodies, Gender, Puberty, and Other Things,” both by Cory Silverberg.

Click here for more advice and resources on parenting and LGBTQ+.

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