Sexual minority youth make up an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the total youth population. “Sexual minority youth” is a general term that includes any young person who believes she/he is not traditionally heterosexual. This group includes not only gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth but also those still questioning their developing sexual identity.

These youth are at an increased risk of suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, low self-esteem, homelessness, HIV/AIDS transmission and physical and mental abuse. However, this group has been bypassed by mainstream educational and support programs designed for heterosexual teens. Youth First - Greater Dayton was designed to communicate with this often overlooked population.

A Safe and Comfortable Place For Sexual Minority Teens

Phone: (937) 640-3333



Youth First - Greater Dayton

P.O. Box 3721

Dayton, OH  45401