Gay and Lesbian
Adolescent Health Resource Center
Many times its hard for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
(LGBT) adolescents, as well as those who are questioning their sexual
identity or who are on the DL, to get their medical and mental health
needs met. We understand that LGBT youth are generally invisible
within the healthcare system, but we can help. The staff at AAP
has developed the first comprehensive Gay and Lesbian Adolescent
Health Resource Center (GLAHRC) serving people throughout New York
We give information and offer training sessions on issues related
to the medical, counseling and support needs of LGBT youth and their
We provide this service to youth, families, healthcare providers
and youth advocates.
We link LGBT youth with LGBT-supportive healthcare providers throughout
New York State through our online database.
We empower you to define and defend your health care needs by inviting
you to participate in GLAHRC projects as an adviser, speaker and/or
LGBT health resource designer.
If you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender adolescent between
the ages of 13-21 who wants to be a part of creating positive change
in the healthcare system, contact us, there are several ways you
can get involved:
YMSM Project: A partnership with Bronx AIDS Services that addresses
HIV prevention among young men who have sex with other men. Youth
outreach team members and advisory panel members needed.
GLAHRC Youth Advisory Board: Join a panel of other gay, lesbian,
bisexual transgender or questioning youth to address better healthcare
for LGBTQ adolescents.
Peer Education Training Program: Receive training to participate
with REP staff in workshops and training sessions devoted to caring
for LGBTQ youth.
Impact: If you are an HIV-positive youth who is interested in serving
as a spokesperson at events and conferences, we want to hear from
For more information, call Lissette Marrero at 718-882-0232, ext.
223 or send her an email at lmarrero@adolescentAIDS.org.