Asian Counseling & Referral
Service - services are provided in the language of the young people and
their families, with an understanding of their culture, including individual and
family counseling, supportive case management, psychiatric evaluations and
medication management, 24-hour crisis service, affordable individual, group and
family therapy, parent education and family support, youth activities and
support groups (available for free at high schools in Seattle and Bellevue). To
find more information about school-based activities and support groups or to
make a counseling appointment, call 206-695-7511. 720 8th Avenue South, Suite
200 , Seattle , WA 98104 and 12828 Northup Way, Suite 100 , Bellevue , WA 98005. Contact person for LGBTQ youth services: Crystal Swanda
--206.695.7578, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beloved Daughter - a 40-page booklet of
letters from Chinese mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters to their
lesbian/bisexual daughter/sister. "Beloved Daughter," printed in Chinese and
English and illustrated with family photographs, reveals a range of feelings,
from fear and shame to understanding and love, as families share their own
"coming-out" stories. To order copies ($3, including domestic mailing), Email:
email@example.com or use snail mail:
MAPLBN, c/o Hanna Lu, 3103 Shelter Creek Lane, San Bruno, CA 94066.
Calls - this comic book, inspired, written and illustrated by Steve
Sanderson, a professional Aboriginal (native Canadian) youth cartoonist, is a
great resource on suicide prevention for youth,
visual learners and hard to reach populations. It’s the story of a teenager
that feels socially isolated and has difficulty at school. Even though Kyle has
tremendous artistic talent and the support of a good friend he finds one day
just too overwhelming and considers taking his own life. It’s the story of the
struggle between good and evil over the spirits of youth. The story was
previewed with health professionals and youth focus groups for authentic
characters and language. From the Healthy Aboriginal Network, 328 E 32nd Ave,
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5V 2Y4; 604-876-0243.
GLBT in the non-European
World - same sex relationships and gender identities among
non-whites - from
ColorQ World, a
space where people of color and friends share perspectives and exchange
La-Ba-Te-Yah Youth Home Community -
an independent living program for homeless youth, for urban Native American and
youth of color. Case management on site. Co-ed; has an amazing Two-Spirits
program as well and has a good number of Two-Spirit staff. 25 beds for youth
ages 14-21. Stays of 18 months (or if not state involved to 22nd birthday).
Provided by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in Seattle. Open referral w/
interview process. Phone: 206-781-8303.
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.
MySistahs - created by and for young women of color to provide
information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through
education and advocacy. This project of
Advocates for Youth has monthly features, message boards, and online peer
education young women receive information on activism, culture, sexual health,
and other issues that are important to them.
The MySistahs peer educators -
peer educators answer your questions about sex, your body, and your health! -
Advocates for Youth
The Sexual Health of Latina Adolescents - Focus on Assets
and in pdf
(pdf format) -
Advocates for Youth - briefly highlights sexual health data on young Latinas
and then summarizes the findings of asset-focused research, aiming to assist
youth-serving professionals to identify and incorporate youth development
strategies into their programming; and to encourage policy makers, at all
levels, to make fiscal and policy investments that will promote the sexual
health of young Latinas.
Young African American Women and HIV
and in pdf
(pdf format) - from research to practice - from
Advocates for Youth - "The HIV and AIDS epidemic has disproportionately
affected the African American community across time, although rates of HIV
infection and AIDS were relatively rare among black women in the early years of
Network on Religion and Justice for
Asian American and Pacific Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
people (NRJ-APILGBT) - a project of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies
in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley,
One Umbrella, Many People: Diversity
Within the LGBT Communities and in pdf
(pdf format) - Within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) communities there is a tremendous diversity of experience.
This activity from GLSEN will hopefully encourage you to learn more about LGBT
people from different backgrounds.
PFLAG's Families of Color
PFLAG publications -- in
Spanish, en Español
POCAAN - People of Color Against AIDS Network -
a multi-racial AIDS prevention organization created in response to the
devastating impact that HIV/AIDS was and continues to have on communities of
color. Phone: 206-322-7061.
Services include: Peer education and presentations at schools, health
fairs and community settings where youth hang out. Truth Anthony (truth@POCAAN.org;
ext. 233) and Clifford Thornton (ext. 222).
The ongoing support groups at POCAAN in King County are NOT mostly
specifically for youth, but youth would be welcome to participate:
Asian Pacific Islander Youth. Contact person: Collin Kwan, 206.322.7061
ext. 229, email: collin@POCAAN.org
Entre Hermanos, Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Trans Latinos/as. Contact Sergio
Miranda, 206-335-7103 or call POCAAN, ext. 223 or 236.
Girlfriends Talking, Women (Heterosexual, Bi, Lesbian) in the Sex
Industry: ext. 240.
The Kaz Jones Coalition, (formerly Brother to Brother) Gay & Bi men of
African descent. Contact Leonard Dawson, ext. 200.
Sistah 2 Sistah, Lesbian, Bi, Trans women of African descent. Contact
Sheilah Robinson, ext. 235.
T-Time, Transgender people of color: ext. 225.
Queer Asian Youth (QAY) -
provides social spaces for gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer, curious, undecided, or questioning
East and Southeast Asian youth and their friends. QAY is an initiative of
Asian Community AIDS Services in Toronto, Canada. The site offers a
face-to-face program in Toronto, but also an online message for youth anywhere.
Queer Network Program at the
Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center - the API Safety
Center prevents domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking through
community organizing and education; provides safe, culturally relevant services
for Asian/Pacific Islander women, youth, and children. The Queer Network Project
is one project of the Safety Center. They provide trainings on
homophobia/heterosexism to the API community, advocacy-based counseling for API
LGBTQ survivors of abuse and work to develop the skills in the API and LGBTQ
communities to more effectively prevent and respond to intimate partner
violence. PO Box 14047, Seattle, WA 98114 Contact person: Joanne Alcantara,
Phone: 206-467-9976; Email:
Remember Fred Martinez, Jr. -
16 years old Navajo F.C. Martinez, Jr. was brutally assaulted and left to die
alone in an anti-glbt hate crime in Cortez, Colorado in 2001.
Shared Differences: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
Students of Color in Our Nation's Schools - a report by
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and
Straight Education Network that documents the experiences of over 2,000 lesbian,
gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) middle and high school students of color
who were African American or Black, Latino/a, Asian or Pacific Islander, Native
American, and multiracial, using 2007 data collected as part of GLSEN's biennial
survey of LGBT students, the National School Climate Survey, along with results
from in-depth individual and group interviews. Download the full report
Washington Asian Pacific
Islander Families Against Substance Abuse (WAPIFASA) - serves
youth ages 10-20 in the Asian and Pacific Islander community in King County
Washington, helping them deal with chemical dependency and substance abuse
issues. They provide services for families, school and King County Officials
that meet the cultural needs and expectations of the community they serve, and
provides and advocate for culturally competent and age-appropriate prevention
and substance abuse treatment services for Asian Pacific Islander Youth and all
Youth of Color. 606 Maynard Ave S. Suite 106; Seattle, WA 98104. Phone: (206)
223-9578; Fax: (206) 623-3479.
¡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. Sponosored by Entre Hermanos, 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 [
Gay, Bisexual, Queer, and Questioning Latino Men; Ages: 16-21.
safe space to meet other young Latinos and discuss issues pertaining to our
community & FREE FOOD! WHEN:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011; 6-8pm.
Entre Hermanos; 1505 Broadway Ave, Seattle. For more
information please contact us at
206.322.7700 or email us at