Listen to Youth Pride Chorus (New York City) sing their anthem "Cheer On"
Youth Pride Chorus sings the official YPC anthem "Cheer On" at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York.
Words by Wes Webb, Music by Our Lady J
Listen to Youth Pride Chorus
Singers of Youth Pride Chorus interviewed after Somebody To Love at The Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York
The Youth Pride Chorus: a
program combining the program specialties of the
New York City Gay Men's Chorus and the
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York.
It is a completely free program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
young people and their allies between the ages of 13-21. There are no auditions
- anyone 13-21 can join. Participants learn
choral music in weekly rehearsals and perform in concerts here at The Center
and on the road. “Perhaps one of the
greatest emotional pains any person can experience is that of being isolated
and ostracized,” says Richard D. Burns, executive director of the
“The Youth Pride Chorus has the ability to break isolation so many LGBT
youth confront. The community supports young people by supporting the Youth
LGBTQMuslimYouth email discussion group:
People age 25 and under who are Muslims and identify as lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgendered, or who may be questioning their sexual orientation
or gender identity are welcomed to join. The list is sponsored by Al Fatiha.
Indiana Youth Group
(IYG) 's LGBTQ Pen Pal program for gay, lesbian, bisexual and
transgender young people, ages 12 to 20. This program is designed to
give GLBT youth an opportunity to connect with other youth their own age by
either 'snail' mail or email. The pen pal program is designed and it is hoped
to be an avenue for youth to talk with other you who may be experiencing
similar things in their lives. "It's a way to connect with other youth in a
(doc file) or a
form on their
PenPal program page. Address: 2943
E. 46th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20716,
Indianapolis, IN 46220; Phone: 317-541-8726; Fax: 317-545-8594.
Here's how it works...
You send in your application for either a mail or
email penpal, and you
send in proof of your age (a copy of your school ID, driver's license, or
birth certificate). You can fax your information to 317-545-8594 or email
your information to email@example.com or mail your information to IYG Pen Pal
P.O. Box 20716 Indianapolis, IN 46220.
You will be notified of your penpal's first name and their contact
information and they will be notified of your first name and contact
there it is all up to you to write/email each other!
TrevorSpace: a social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender and questioning youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and
allies. A project of The Trevor Project.
Youth Guardian Services
(YGS) email discussion and support lists for glbtq youth are run by peers --
all youth the same ages as the members on the lists. The lists are
YOUTH13-17, YOUTH17-21, YOUTH21-25, STR8 list (for straight ally and
questioning youth), and the LivingColor List (for glbtq youth 13-25 who are
affected by eating disorders and/or eating issues). They are a wonderful way
to have a safe community online. Age policy strictly enforced and the lists are NOT dating
services. Youth Resource:a project of
Advocates for Youth, offers "web rings," collections of young people's own
homepages for all GLBT youth, and for young men, young women, bisexual
youth, transgender youth, Black LGBT youth, Asian and Pacific Islander
American LGBT Youth, Latina & Latino LGBT Youth, and Native American LGBT
Youth. Prohibits explicit material, including nudity and sexual innuendoes.
Camp Aranu'tiq - a weeklong,
tuition-free, overnight summer camp for transgender and gender-variant youth
ages 8 through 15. Camp is located in Southern New England, a 2-hour drive from
both New York & Boston. Activities include arts & crafts, dance, drama,
swimming, music, canoeing, creative writing, and land sports such as basketball,
soccer, dodgeball, kickball, & beach volleyball. There will be a few
professional therapists at camp for campers who may want to talk, but the main
focus of the week is on having fun. Camp Aranu'tiq is a federally recognized,
tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. It was born out of the idea that transgender
and gender-variant youth needed a safe place to relate to others like them, away
from home, in a beautiful rural setting where they can concentrate on what every
camper loves: having fun. Contact: Nick M. Teich, Founder & President; Mailing
address: Camp Aranu'tiq, P.O. Box 620141, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462; Phone:
Camp fYrefly: Canada's largest leadership
retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, queer,
and allied (LGBTTQ&A) youth between the ages of 14 to 25. It was
founded in 2004 and is the
Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services' award-winning primary
community service project. The camp programs are
designed to help youth develop the leadership skills and resiliency
necessary for them to become change agents in their schools, families, and
communities. Beginning in 2009 Camp fYrefly is held in July or August, in four
provinces in Canada: in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and
Camp Ten Oaks:
a one-week, sleep-away camp for children and youth, ages
8-17. The camp community is for the children of LGBTQ and/or non-traditional
families, youth who are themselves LGBTQ, and their allies. Address: Ten Oaks
Project, 255 Montreal Road, Unit 205, Ottawa, ON K1L 6C4; Phone: (613) 321-2825.
a loving and engaging residential summer camp program in western
Washington State. One week is for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their allies (ages
13-17). Another week is for children (ages 8-17) of LGBTQ and/or
non-traditional families. Camp Ten Trees is a place for diverse
youth who share a common experience to come together to build community
through both typical camp activities as well as age-appropriate
opportunities to explore diversity, identity, and youth coalition
building. This summer camp program is guided by a commitment to social
justice and by the values of Courage, Health, Inclusion, Play,
Stewardship, Family, Acceptance, Integrity, and Leadership.
Founded in 2000, Camp Ten Trees has long benefited from the involvement
of campers, volunteer staff, and supporters from the Pacific Northwest,
across the United States, and beyond. For more information on
registering for camp, volunteering, or otherwise supporting this
non-profit endeavor, please contact Camp Ten Trees today!
Office address: 1122 E Pike ST, #1488; Seattle, WA 98122; Phone: 206-288-9568
Mountain Meadow's Summer Camp
is a two-week overnight camping experience where children, ages 9-17, in LGBTQ
or other non-traditional families come together to participate in interactive
learning experiences which help them take on leadership roles, build community,
and just plain have fun. This summer camp program also includes a Teen Camp for
people ages 14-15 who either have LGBTQ parents or who themselves are LGBTQ or
questioning. When campers turn 16, they have the opportunity to join the
Staff-in-Training program. Address: Mountain Meadow, 1315 Spruce ST, STE 411,
Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-772-1107
Proud, Out and Wonderful (P.O.W.!): a
weekly confidential group which provides safe space for
LGBTQ and allied youth and young adults ages 13-21 to build
community and promote social justice through empowerment,
leadership and advocacy in Burien, South
King County. POW! is a community wellness service of Navos
Mental Health Solutions.
For more information call
or email. Phone: 206-326-9112; Email:
There's no group currently meeting at the R&R
Teen Drop-in Center across from Federal Way High School, but they are very
willing to start one if enough people express an interest. Contact person
Sonya O'Brien: Call toll-free 1-888-841-0164.
Empowering Tri-Cities LGBTQA Youth - Vista Youth Center works
with GLBTIQQA individuals 14-21 years old and offer unique combinations
of direct service, social service, referrals.Our
programs are youth-driven and based on the model of peer support and
LGBT students are three
times as likely as non-LGBT students to say they do not feel safe at
school, and 90% of LGBT students have been harassed or assaulted during
the past year*,
we believe the need for the center is paramount to the Tri-Cities youths
safety and health.
*From Teasing to
Torment: New National Report on School Bullying 10/11/2005
The Old Firehouse Teen Center (Redmond): 16510 NE 79th Street,
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (425) 556-2370 (Firehouse) OR (425) OR (425) 747-4937 (Youth
LGBTQ, Questioning, and Allied Youth Drop-In Group
Meets Tuesday nights, 6-8 pm at Renton
Area Youth Services (RAYS). 1025 S. 3rd, in downtown Renton.
(A three-story brick building with blue windows, near the
river and across the street from the Renton History Museum
Bring friends or come alone -- anyone
12-18 is welcome.
Questions? Call Sarah Hardin at RAYS:
425-271-5600, ext 155; email:
Life in our
time is getting more and more challenging. Kids have adult-size problems.
InsideOut is a healthy support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender,
and questioning (GLBTQ) youth ages 13 -18.
nights from 3:30 to 5:00p.m.
at the Center for Human Services, 17018 15th
Avenue NE, Shoreline -
on the 348 bus line
gay/straight alliance youth chorus based in Seattle is designed to
create a safe, affirming environment where everyone is
accepted for who they are. Address:
1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA
98122; Phone: 206-227-6215,
The chorus is made up of
gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gendered and straight youth, ages 13-22.
participate in a choral community
where they celebrate their diversity through music.
uses their passion and the power of music to inspire the celebration of
differences in our homes, community and world.
Their guiding values are
musical excellence, fun and friendship, safety and support for being true
self, inclusiveness, courage,
self-responsibility, and community service.
Gender Odyssey Teens
a Seattle-based monthly group for teens (12 to 19) who are transgender,
genderqueer, gender nonconforming, gender fluid or simply
questioning. Group meets on the third Sunday of the month from
4:30p to 6:30p at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is put on by
Please call or email for more information.
1-855-4 GENDER (toll free)
and resource center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth and
their allies, 14 to 22, with special services for younger kids, ages 13
and younger. Resources include a drop-in center with pool table, a
CyberCenter, meals nightly, art programs, movies, mental health
counseling, support groups, dances and other events, free HIV
testing/counseling (without blood or needles), mentoring, leadership
development, and occasional cultural outings.
centeris open Monday to Friday from 4:00 to 9:30pm.
If you area youth aged 13 or under orthe parent ofone,please contact staff
at 206-322-515 to discuss the services available.
12-weekcommunity based group for LGBTQQ female-socialized
(whether or not they identify) youth 12-18 years old who live or
attend school in Seattle. This program is every Wednesday from 4-6pm
in the Central District at Garfield Community Center and is in
partnership with the Northwest Network for BTLG Survivors of Abuse
and Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress. We
will be discussing gender identity, sexuality and relationships
through social justice frames in addition to developing safe space,
building community among other queer/questioning/gender
non-conforming youth and HAVING FUN!* Priority given to low-income
youth, homeless youth, youth of color, immigrant and refugee youth,
youth w/ truancy issues and youth at-risk of sexual exploitation* To
request Flyers, applications and nomination forms please contact
Powerful Voices at (206) 860-1026 or email Rosie at
Food, transportation assistance, $100 visa gift card and positive
adult allies provided!
Powerful Voices is looking for youth who are...
Interested in exploring sexuality, relationships and gender
identity. Open to working in a group supported by a dynamic queer women of
color duo. Open to sharing their own personal thoughts, opinions, experiences,
and emotions about their lives and the topics we cover in a group
setting. Committed to attending 80% of the program days, orientation,
community closing event & 3 one-on-one support sessions with PV
NOTE: Powerful Voices believes that gender
is a socially constructed identity and that [GIRL] is a creation of
the socialization and messages that a person assigned as “female” is
given at birth. Our expertise and programs reside in serving youth
with personal experiences and issues that socialized females face;
therefore we define [GIRL] as any person who has been socialized
female, whether they identify as female or not. Our goal is to build
safe, inclusive communities for female-identified/socialized youth
and encourage youth to explore their own personal expression of
gender-identity and radicalize the structure of binary genders.
Powerful Voices acknowledges our own room
for growth in serving gender non-conforming youth in our community.
We honor the strength & struggle for gender non-conforming youth who
seek safe community building. We aim to increase our allyship,
education, training and capacity to responsibly serve gender
non-conforming youth in our programs.
Queer Youth Space is an initiative by a coalition of youth and
adult community organizers to build queer youth space in Seattle organized by
young queer people and run by queer youth and their allies ... space that is
sustainable, productive, organic, progressive, educated, safe, and dynamic. Find
QYS online on Facebook and MySpace.
The Seattle Young People's Project is a youth-led, adult
supported organization that empowers youth (ages 13-18) to express themselves
and to take action on the issues that affect their lives.
This youth-run and youth-led organization empowers
youth to express themselves and to take action on the issues affecting
their lives. SYPP sponsors an annual Young Women's conference each
summer and an Annual MLK Day Hip Hop show in January. Any youth is
welcome to come to SYPP for support of their youth led social change
Ayouth and family agency serving the
Eastside of King County, offers immigrant and refugee services,
substance abuse prevention, sexual abuse counseling, individual and
family counseling, and various support groups. Of particular interest:
Bellevue: Phone: 425-747-4937
Kirkland: Phone: 425-827-4937
Redmond: Phone: 425-869-6036
and in various community centers
We are excited to inform you that Entre Hermanos is starting ¡Yo
Soy! : a youth group that seeks to provide a safe space for young gay,
bisexual, queer, and questioning Latino men to discuss issues that
intersect with culture, family, gender, health, religion,
and sex. Our meetings will be taking place at Entre Hermanos'
Hermanos is a local Latino/a LGBTQ organization that aims to promote
the health and well being of the LGBTQ and questioning community in a
culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention,
education, support service, advocacy, and community
building [ www.entrehermanos.org ].
Here are the details:
WHO: Gay, Bisexual, Queer, and Questioning Latino Men; Ages: 16-21.
WHAT: A safe space to meet other young Latinos and discuss issues pertaining to our community & FREE FOOD!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 2011; 6-8pm.
WHERE: Entre Hermanos; 1505 Broadway Ave, Seattle.
For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and
their allies, ages of 14 and 21
Drop in 3:30 – 8:30 Tues and Thurs and 3:30 – 9:30 on Fridays
Location: 1121 S. Perry St., Spokane, WA 99202
If you are interested in attending, please call for directions.
When you first attend, an Odyssey volunteer will chat with you, show you around
the center, and introduce you to some of the other volunteers and youth members.
You will also be asked to read and sign the center's rules and expectations
Oasis is a safe place to hang out, meet others, and learn about life for
teens and young adults. Oasis has plenty of things to do: pool and air
hockey tables, a TV, computers with Internet access, and even a kitchen.
There's plenty of couches so that you can relax.
A drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgendered, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth between the ages of 14
Discussion groups and one-on-one counseling
A variety of workshops and social activities
Free, anonymous HIV testing, help with STD prevention