One of the most vulnerable populations among the LGBTQ+ community is LGBTQ+ youth. This is especially true when they are not supported by their families. When families are ostracizing or divide over sexual orientation and gender identity, LGBTQ+ youth have a hard time with suicidal thoughts, self-harm, substance use, and mental illness. Positive environments are important to help all youth thrive. This OutTalk will discuss ways to support, protect, and empower our youth.