[This thread has been replaced by stickies in each section after the Support and Advice forum restructuring. Check the relevant stickies in those sections.] Below is a list of threads in the Support and Advice section that have been deemed helpful or important. Because there are so many, we've put links to them together in one thread, rather than having a dozen stickies at the top of this section. We will post in this thread every time a thread is added to the list, so you don't need to constantly check for updates; just check the date of the most recent post in this thread. Be sure to check the stickies in other sections of the forum for more useful advice and information. If you want to suggest any threads that could be added, please post in Ask The Staff. We will generally consider adding a thread to this list if enough people call for it to be stickied because it was useful to them, or because they think it will be useful to others. The staff reserves the right to not add a thread to this list if we deem some of the advice in it dangerous or if it could lead to liability issues for us, but generally, if it is requested by several people, we will add a thread to this list. Coming out: Before Coming Out To Parents: Links to articles on how to prepare yourself for coming out to your parents. Coming Out: A guide on what you should be prepared for when coming out. Contains information on each stage of acceptance. Stages Of Grief: An article on examples of how your parents and/or family may react to your sexuality. Trans* info: Transgender Terms: Detailed definitions of terms associated with the transgender community. http://emptyclosets.com/forum/support-advice/74432-information-about-transgender-individuals.html: Includes information about terminology, pronouns, transitioning, dysphoria, and other topics. Laura's Playground: A support and advice website for transsexual, transgender and transvestite individuals and those who have gender dysphoria. Staff members are trained in Youth Suicide Prevention. Short page on American Physiological Association regarding transgender people. Includes downloadable leaflet. Sexuality and religion: Being LGBT and Christian: A write-up about why it's much easier to reconcile being gay and Christian than you might expect. http://emptyclosets.com/forum/suppo...now-i-just-dont-know-what-do.html#post1101418: A retort to the argument that the Bible says being gay is wrong. Practical advice: Self Injury: Informative guides on self injury. Includes safety, how to overcome it and suggestions for substitutes. Dealing With Crushes: Tips on how to cope with a crush you may have. http://emptyclosets.com/forum/support-advice/56450-looking-relationship-simpler-than-you-think.html: Demystifying the process of getting a relationship Crisis/crime-prevention links: The Trevor Project: Information on a website aiming to prevent suicide for LGBT teens. Gay Support Helplines: Contains links to support helplines specialising in LGBT. Cyberstalking: Detailed information on the awareness of cyberstalking and how to avoid becoming a victim of it. Informative links: PFLAG Publications: Information on PFLAG publications that you or anybody else you know may be interested in reading. Updated by our EC Mother, beckyg. Percentage Of Gay Population: A discussion containing statistics that show the percentage of the population that are gay. American Psychological Association: An article on what the APA has to say about sexual orientation. Also... Post Report Feature: A reminder for you to report any posts inappropriate for EC or for the Support forum.