Being a young person can be a challenge. We know that LGBTQ+ youth face more significant challenges, evidenced by a high rate of health disparities than their non-LGBTQ+ peers. Health disparities include mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, suicide, and substance abuse issues. Increasing protective factors, including family and community support and access to health care for LGBTQ youth, can help to decrease the risk for behavioral health issues. Cultural competency training and assessment provide health, medical, and social service providers with an increased capacity to address health disparities to improve health outcomes and higher quality of life, specifically for the LGBTQ+ population. Professionals who provide health, medical, and social services must recognize their own implicit biases to provide care in culturally responsive ways.