Supporting LGBTQI Youth

Supporting LGBTQI Youth

Youth
Last year, the number of LGBTQI youth celebrating Thanksgiving at Sylvia's Place doubled to nearly 60. Youth who have stayed at Sylvia's Place in the past are welcomed back with open arms and current residents get to share in the love of a Sylvia's Place holiday celebration for the very first time. Our Thanksgiving probably sounds a lot like yours. The cooking starts on Monday and doesn't end until the last pie comes out of the oven on Thanksgiving afternoon. When youth arrive, they write down what they're thankful for and post it on our blessings board. Youth and staff eat, laugh, and catch up with one another. And, in the last two years--thanks to the generous donation of a Nintendo Wii--everyone plays Just Dance after the meal in order to…
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LGBTQ Youth Conferences

LGBTQ Youth Conferences

Calendar, Youth
Youth Conferences bring together thousands of openly LGBT youth to build leadership capacity among LGBTQ youths to create safer and more inclusive communities. Is your event not listed?  Send us an email Bear | Business | Career| Conferences | Europe | Film | Leather | Lesbian | Trans [caption id="attachment_36052" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Camp Pride, Campus Pride[/caption] Jan - Feb - MBLGTACC - The Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual LGBTQ three-day conference hosted by Midwestern colleges and universities in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Created in 1993, MBLGTACC includes a variety of workshops, activities, speakers, and entertainment that touch on issues affecting the lives of LGBTQ+ people. MBLGTACC serves as a space…
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A New Start  – Ray’s Story

A New Start – Ray’s Story

Queer Voices, Trans, Youth
Recently, we were contacted by Ray. Ray is transgender and living in a small town.  He is reaching out in hopes of a little help to start a new life. Ray recently met a woman, but unfortunately she moved away to attend school.  He is looking to crowdfund some money to cover the costs of moving and to start over. If you are moved by his story, here's how you can help http://www.gofundme.com/10u85y0 A New Start  - Ray's Story   Hi! If you've taken the time to check this out, then I should at least explain to you why you're here! So, if you'll give me a few minutes of your time, hopefully my story will inspire and move you. My name's Ray. I currently live in Ohio, in a small…
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Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight

Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight

Health, Jobs, Youth
The Home for Little Wanderers - Waltham, MA The Home for Little Wanderers Waltham House, a group home program designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for up to 12 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth ages 14-18 is looking for an Overnight Direct Care Counselor. Waltham MA Direct Care Counselor Overnight Under the direction of the Milieu Director and Supervisor, the Direct Care Counselor will provide safe, supportive environment for children. Communicate with other counselors from previous shifts to ensure the continued flow of information and coordinate activity log of daily living. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to up to 2 years college and life experience with parenting and/or childcare. Valid driver’s license required. Experience with the LGBT community required. Looking for a job…
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2015 Teach For America’s LGBTQ Education Summit

2015 Teach For America’s LGBTQ Education Summit

Calendar, Youth
The LGBTQ Community Initiative will be hosting four multi-regional education summits in the Northeast, Midwest, Deep South, and True West. Join us for a weekend filled with inspirational speakers, community advocacy, and leadership development opportunities centering on the movement for educational equity and empowerment for LGBTQ communities. LGBTQ Education Summits are open to LGBTQ and Allied Teach for America Corps Members, Alumni, and staff, as well as educators, community members and partners beyond the organization. 2015 Teach For America’s LGBTQ Education Summit The fight for educational equity must come to the forefront of LGBTQ advocacy. Teach For America is committed to safety, fairness and dignity for all students as a measure of the excellent education they deserve. Teach For America’s LGBTQ Education Summits seek to bring together LGBTQ and Allied Corps…
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Help raise $25,000 this summer for LGBTQI youth!

Help raise $25,000 this summer for LGBTQI youth!

Youth
Help keep our youth safe... Help raise $25,000 this summer for LGBTQI youth!   This summer, our goal is to raise $25,000 to support Sylvia's Place, a program of MCCNY Charities, Inc. Each night Sylvia's Place is a safe space for 14 LGBTQI runaway and homeless youth. Here they receive counseling, food, clothing, showers, referrals to medical care, and other essential services. Last year, over 300 youth came through our doors and were fed, clothed, and housed. With your help, our youth won't have to make the decision to trade sex for food or shelter. A donation of only $45 will provide a safe place and meal for a youth tonight. Click here to donate now! Help us make this a life-changing summer for our youth by making a gift to MCCNY Charities,…
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Camp for Long Island and New York City LGBT Families

Camp for Long Island and New York City LGBT Families

Calendar, Community, Parenting, Youth
LGBT Rainbow Mishpacha Family Weekend – The LGBT Network and The Samuel Field Y are excited to announce a historic partnership resulting in the debut of Rainbow Mishpacha (LGBT Families).  In what will become an annual event,Rainbow Mishpacha is an exceptional opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents raising children to enjoy a long weekend family camp filled with fun, adventure, friendship and the rich tradition of Jewish summer camping. Queens, NY. Camp for Long Island and New York City LGBT Families In Hebrew Mishpacha means family and our family camp weekend will create exciting family experiences that will last a lifetime by spending a gorgeous 4 days in the Pocono Mountains. Family camp weekend is open to LGBT-headed households (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) and their families. Come experience…
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Girls Night Out Sweepstakes with Cyndi Lauper

Girls Night Out Sweepstakes with Cyndi Lauper

Deals, Youth
Groupon Launches Girls Night Out Sweepstakes for a Private Bowling Session with Cyndi Lauper Win an epic New York City experience for two by donating $10 to True Colors Fund, which helps fight LGBT youth homelessness, or for free by mail. Girls Night Out Sweepstakes with Cyndi Lauper Groupon launched a Girls Night Out sweepstakes for a trip for two to New York City to meet legendary singer Cyndi Lauper, go bowling with her and attend a Broadway show. Starting today and running through June 28, Groupon users can visit www.groupon.com/cyndi to make a $10 donation and enter the sweepstakes.* All donations will go directly to True Colors Fund, which works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. According to estimates, as much as 40 percent…
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Family Equality Council’s Family Week

Family Equality Council’s Family Week

Calendar, Youth
Family Week – Family Equality Council and COLAGE will partner once again to create another amazing Week full of fun in the sun, with 100's of LGBTQ parents, their children, extended families, and friends joining us from around the globe! Family Week is the largest annual gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified parents and their families in the world. Going into a celebration of its 20th year, the 2015 fun-filled Week will include more opportunities than ever to build community and to get empowered on today’s issues. Cape Cod, in Provincetown, MA. Family Equality Council's Family Week   From sunrise to sunset, Family Week offers activities and events for your entire family. Each day will be filled with programming options for individual age groups, including many signature Family Week events…
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Day of Silence 2015

Advocacy, Calendar, Youth
Day of Silence - GLSENs Day of Silence is a national day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Day of Silence 2015 History Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach. Organizing for Day of Silence Organizing a Day of Silence (DOS) activity or event…
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