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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Program for Parents to Address School Bullying

Program for Parents to Address School Bullying

Parenting
Launching a New Program for Parents and Guardians To Address Bullying and Build A Positive School Climate Contact: GroundSpark, Eileen Glaser, Education Coordinator GroundSpark and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF) launched a new initiative today to support parents and guardians in addressing bias-related name-calling and bullying in their children’s elementary and middle schools. Through our Respect for All Project, we are partnering with HRCF’s Welcoming Schools program to provide all tools and materials needed to present a two-hour evening program for any PTA, PTO, or community group. The program is part of the national effort to address bullying through National Bullying Awareness Month. This extensive program resources consist of: DVD copy and curriculum guide of our highly acclaimed half hour documentary, Let’s Get Real New short DVD produced by…
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Know Any Young AIDS Activists? Help Them Find Grove Scholarships!

Know Any Young AIDS Activists? Help Them Find Grove Scholarships!

Youth
The Grove's 2013 Young Leaders Scholarship Program is gaining greater attention this year. UnitedHealthcare, once again the program's major sponsor, is providing a $15,000 grant to help promote the program through an outreach campaign that includes radio public service announcements targeting college campuses around the country. This year, the application period has been extended; it will start May 1 and end on September 30, 2013. The purpose of the Young Leaders Scholarship Program is to recognize, support, and encourage the educational efforts of young people committed to active roles of public service and leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. To qualify for a scholarship, applicants are asked to write an essay describing their leadership goals and experiences related to HIV/AIDS. Applicants are also encouraged to demonstrate participation in HIV/AIDS-related community…
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Badge Society

Badge Society

Community
To Provide a Form of Self Expression for the LGBTQ Community and Raise Awareness About the Concepts and Attitudes Toward Gender and Sexual Identity. Badge Society BadgeSociety.com was created by two people who strongly believe in raising awareness for the LGBT community and its youth. So many youth don't know how to cope with the bullying and stress for being who they are. The LGBT youth that are accepted are very fortunate, others feel that they may never know what it feels like to be loved or liked by their family and peers. No one deserves to be ostracized for their sexual orientation, physical appearance or their beliefs. So many people, whether gay or straight are stepping up to raise awareness and save the youth. BadgeSociety.com wants to be a…
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Positive Youth – young HIV+ heroes!

Positive Youth – young HIV+ heroes!

Film
Following four HIV+ positive youth in four different North American cities. An inspiring portrait of four fabulous young HIV+ heroes! The directorial debut of out gay actor Charlie David (Judas Kiss, Mulligans, Dante's Cove), this uplifting film follows four HIV+ positive youth (late teens to mid 20s) in four different North American cities in cinema vérité style. Growing up in the 1980s and 90s we were hammered with terrifying statistics of HIV/AIDS. Thirty years in, we're still learning. What education do youth receive now and why is the youth HIV transmission rate still the highest? We've seen retrospective documentaries on the AIDS crisis and interviews with survivors but what about the positive youth of today? Positive Youth features accessible and inspirational individuals talking about the often-rocky road that they've traveled…
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Cancer Screening for LGBT Community

Cancer Screening for LGBT Community

Health
LGBT CANCER NETWORK NOW DIRECTS PATIENTS TO 400 SCREENING FACILITIES IN MOST STATES; NEW TRANSGENDER-FRIENDLY DESIGNATION NEW YORK, NY – April 23, 2012 - The National LGBT Cancer Network, the first program in the country to address the needs of all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people with cancer and those at risk, is pleased to announce that it has further expanded its officially approved directory of LGBT-friendly cancer screening facilities to cover 330 additional facilities.  A previous New York State grant had limited the Center to the five boroughs of NYC, but the directory was first expanded to thirteen additional states and the District of Columbia in November 2011.  The expansion was made possible by a generous grant from The Palette Fund; thanks to their generosity, the directory…
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TRUE COLORS: KEEPING IT REAL, KEEPING IT TRUE!

TRUE COLORS: KEEPING IT REAL, KEEPING IT TRUE!

Calendar, Youth
Hosted by Joe Mannetti, the man voted “Best Bear Fundraiser 2009 & 2010” in the Best of the Bears polls held by The Complete Bear website, this exciting fundraising event will all take place at the fabulous 168 York Street Café in New Haven, Connecticut from 9PM until 12:30AM (midnight) on January 28, 2012 (Saturday). This will be an “adult” event to raise money for the LGBTQ youth support services provided by True Colors. There will be raffles, prizes, a Stud dessert auction, and more! It will be a lot of fun, and it will all be for a very worthy cause! Organizers believe that many people from many different backgrounds within the LGBT and ally communities will make it to the event. Attendees will be greeted by Mr. International…
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A Time Before Us

A Time Before Us

Art
AUTHOR DONATES 10% OF PROFITS OF NEWEST NOVEL TO PFLAG NEW ORLEANS TO HIGHLIGHT NEEDS OF GAY YOUTH In “A Time Before Us,” the follow-up to “A Time Before Me” and “Falling Into Me,” author Michael Holloway Perronne explores how family is determined not by the blood that flows through us but by the love in our hearts in post-Katrina New Orleans. In response of the tragic trend of recent gay youth suicides, Perronne will donate 10% of the profits in 2011 of his newest novel to PFLAG New Orleans, one of the oldest organizations in New Orleans serving the LGBT Community. (Los Angeles, CA - April 19, 2011) While finishing his newest novel last fall, “A Time Before Us” author Michael Holloway Perronne was saddened by the news of…
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Rainbow Families Conference

Rainbow Families Conference

Calendar
16th Annual Rainbow Families Conference April 9, 2011 Anwatin/Bryn Mawr Schools 256 Upton Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55405 MARCH MADNESS PRICING SPECIAL! Recieve $25 off adult registration and $5 off children's registration when you register now! Online Registration closes Monday, April 4, 2011 at midnight. Beginning Tuesday, April 5 you can register by phone or walk-in the day of Conference, April 9. If you would prefer to register by mail, download the form here. For more details click on the links below: Conference Schedule Workshop Tracks Children and Youth Programs Opportunities for Volunteers Vendor and Sponsor Information Hotel Information     Family Equality Council is pleased to announce Jamie Nabozny as the keynote speaker for the 16th Annual Rainbow Families Conference. Jamie’s life changed drastically when he was targeted in…
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