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Welcome!

Welcome to

Rainbow Youth Project USA.

We're so glad you're here

We are a social welfare organization that promotes the health, safety, and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual young people throughout the United States.

 

With the help of our allies, donors, and partners, we strive to build and foster accepting and welcoming communities for young people and their families, while also working closely with political candidates who share our core values in an effort to shape legislation impacting the LGBTQIA+ community.

 

Together, we can build a more inclusive world.

Gay Teens

The Facts

Every 45 seconds an LGBTQIA+ young person attempts suicide. That's 1,920 every single day. 700,800 every single year. 

During the past 12 months:

  • 48% of LGB / 60% of trans & nonbinary youth engaged in self-harm.

  • 60% of LGBTQIA+ young people who sought mental health care were unable to attain it.

  • 24% of transgender youth were threatened or injured with a weapon at school.

  • 27% of transgender students didn't feel safe going to school.

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Teenagers

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission

Rainbow Youth Project USA strives to empower and

uplift the voices of LGBTQIA+ young people through

various platforms, programs, and legislative initiatives while educating the general public to effectuate positive change

and a more inclusive world for everyone.

Rainbow Youth Project USA is dedicated to providing a variety of services to LGBTQIA+ young people

across the United States, in both urban and rural areas. We are unwavering in our mission to achieve

full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQIA+ young people .

MENTAL HEALTH & CRISIS INTERVENTION
SERVICES

We provide meaningful access to no cost mental health services, including suicide prevention and intervention,  for LGBTQIA+ young people across the United States.

TRANSGENDER HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE

We provide access to reduced or no cost non-surgical gender affirming

health care for those with demonstrated hardship such as  Medicaid or state restrictions.

LEGAL AFFAIRS & LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES

We litigate cases to protect and advance LGBTQIA+ rights

and advocate for public policy at

the local, state and federal level

to improve the lives of

LGBTQIA+ young people

OUR PROGRAMS

ADDITIONAL FOCUS AREAS

While assisting LGBTQIA+ young people will always be our primary focus, we also devote time and

resources to these additional initiatives both internally and through partnerships around the globe. 

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WOMEN'S
RIGHTS 

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INDIGENOUS RIGHTS

SOCIAL
JUSTICE

Get in touch!

Rainbow Youth Project USA, Inc.

8888 Keystone Crossing, 13th Floor

Indianapolis, IN 46240

(317) 643-4888

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If you are in a life-threatening situation please dial 911. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please dial 988. Intake staff have received your message and will contact you within 24 hours.

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