Big Brothers Big Sisters proudly serves the LGBTQ community

A 2019 report from the Trevor Project shows that just ONE accepting adult can reduce the risk of a suicide attempt by 40 percent.

 

Our goal is for all LGBTQ youth to have access to a safe and supportive mentoring relationship with a caring adult. One in three children will grow up without a mentor. The Trevor Project estimates that LGBTQ youth make up 5-7% of the nation’s youth, with 13-15% of those in the juvenile justice system being LBGTQ. Compared to non-LGBTQ peers, LGBTQ youth:

  • are twice as likely as their peers to say they have been physically assaulted, kicked or shoved
  • are more likely to report that they do not have an adult they can talk to about personal problems
  • are more than twice as likely to experiment with alcohol and drugs
  • 40% say the community in which they live is not accepting of LGBTQ people
  • 23% do not believe that things will get better compared with only 8% of their peers
  • Over 50% say they have been verbally harassed and called names involving anti-gay slurs

Good mentors can change a mentee’s life trajectory by helping them learn new skills, form positive relationships, broaden their horizons, talk through challenges, gain self-esteem, and fulfill their potential.

 

 

BE A BIG

Sign up to mentor a child waiting in your local community.

FUND A BIG

Support mentoring financially and help safely place a mentor in the life of child.

ENROLL A CHILD/TEEN

Arm your kid with another awesome adult. Start the enrollment process today.

Featured Articles & Matches

2017 Dallas Voice
Featuring Bigs Dennis and James and their Little Roger

2019 OutSmart Magazine
Featuring Bigs Kristine and Kristy and their Little Terrell

2020 Dallas Voice 
Showing up for the LGBTQ youth in North Texas

Other Ways to Get Involved

Find a Big

Tell your friends and colleagues about our mentoring opportunities.

Partnerships

Connect us to LGBTQ Youth and Volunteer Organizations

Visit our Booth

Stop by the BBBS Booth at the Family Pride Zone in Dallas June 6th | Fair Park

Lend your Expertise

Volunteer on a committee or the BBBS LGBTQ Advisory Council

Contact Us For More Information

THANK YOU TO OUR LGBTQ PARTNERS