LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (or questioning). LGBTQ can be used as an umbrella term that includes diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Thrive is one of many Oklahoma City organizations that support our LGBTQ youth. Being sexually healthy is important for all teens and we are making conscious efforts to improve sexual health education and access for all.
There is information for and about LGBTQ youth throughout our website, but we put it all in one spot here for you!
Your Identity. Your Health.
STI's don't discriminate. And research has found that students who identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual have higher odds of pregnancy than heterosexual students. Thrive believes that assumptions on who does and doesn't need certain types of education is harmful to our mission and withholding information from young people is never the way to go! All sexual and reproductive health conversations need to be extended towards and inclusive of LGBTQ youth. It's important to protect yourself from all the possible risks. Please see our material on relationships, contraceptives, STIs, and partner violence.