Support and resources

You have allies at Children’s Minnesota. We’re here to support you, encourage you and remind you that you are amazing.

Thank you to these allies who contributed to the creation of the videos on this page.

0:03  Angela Kade (she/her), medical director of Gender Health program

0:06  Felicia (she/her), talent acquisition coordinator

0:09  Nora (she/her), occupational therapist

0:12  Jeanette (she/her), RN clinical supervisor

0:14  Mykey (he/him/his), Minneapolis concierge II (Welcome Center Desk)

0:21  Sandi (she/her), marketing consultant

0:27  Kat (she/her), medical assistant

0:27  Kylie, MD (she/her), pediatric gynecologist

0:35  Alex (she/her), experience and health equity manager

0:40  Laura (she/her), grant writer

0:43  Greg (he/him), lead HR business partner

0:45  Corinne (she/her), medical education manager

0:52  Bethaney (she/her), integrated medicine

0:55  Sarah (she/her), music therapist

1:04  Alyson (she/her), quality assurance analyst

1:11  Marc (he/him), president & CEO

1:19  Jenna (she/her), volunteer coordinator

Individual messages from our providers

How COVID-19 is affecting LGBTQ+ youth

Online resources

Support is also available through these resources, offering virtual, positive communities and help for transgender kids and families.

Back to school


Implications of Covid-19 on LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health
An article from the Trevor Project.

The Neighborhood
A virtual hub for LGBTQ+ families; has a list of virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic for kids and families of all ages.

Social support group in Minnesota for transgender and gender-diverse youth.

Ten Percent Happier
A meditation website and app that provides a Coronavirus Sanity Guide for youth and parents.

Gender Spectrum
A resource for transgender and gender-diverse youth and families with several online groups.

This site offers online discussion forums and support groups for parents and families.

Gender Spectrum: Resources for Challenging Times
A blog post from Gender Spectrum with resources for COVID-19.

It Gets Better Project
Stories of LGBTQ+ youth and local resources.

The Bridge for Youth
This organization has a LGBTQ support group called “So What if I Am?” for youth ages 10-14 in any stage of transition/coming out. The group is now meeting online.

Transforming Families
A Twin-Cities based support group for families of transgender and gender-diverse youth. Monthly meetings held via Zoom.

Q Chat Space
A bully-free online community of LGBTQ+ teens and trained staff from LGBTQ+ centers around the country.

Walk-in Counseling
A Twin Cities organization that provides free therapy, including free phone- or Internet-based counseling.

Crisis numbers

In addition to the resources above, these crisis lines are here to help.