🌈Happy Pride!🌈

Youth Collaboratory
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Happy Pride! 🌈 We extend gratitude to the LGBTQ+ advocates that have shaped today’s Pride movement, and created space for national recognition of diversity, inclusion, and authenticity. Their legacy of unwavering dedication to equality, community, visibility, and equal access for the queer community is emphasized and highlighted every June. 

As we celebrate Pride and continue the work of Sylvia Rivera, Harvey Milk, Marsha P. Johnson, and others that came before and after them, there are several resources that may be of value to you and the youth in your community. 

LGBTQ+ Youth Services

Blogs & Videos from the Youth Collab Team

Learn about LGBTQ+ History

Pride All Year 

Take Action!

  • Count Me In Campaign. Actively working to advocate for the rights and lives of the transgender and non-binary community, The Human Rights Campaign has action steps you can take to join them in their movement. Can they count you in? 
  • Mobilize Power Fund. This is a rapid response fund that resources gender justice organizations to adapt or pivot their work when met with unanticipated, time-sensitive opportunities or threats to their movement building work and organizing conditions. Learn more about Third Wave Fund and the upcoming application deadline of July 5, 2022.
  • LGBTQ Youth Advocacy & State Policies. This page by Movement Advancement Project (MAP) contains resources addressing the challenges and strengths of LGBTQ youth ranging from challenges for transgender youth in schools, LGBTQ youth and their experiences in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and maps showing state laws that impact LGBTQ youth including conversion therapy, safe schools, and child welfare.
  • T* is for Thriving: Blueprints for Affirming Trans* and Gender Creative Lives and Learning in Schools. Read this call for contributions to the edited volume. It will collect wisdom from trans* and gender creative (T*GC) communities, as well as (and including) educators, program staff, and others serving K-16 age young people, to offer models of T*GC-responsive, -celebratory, and -affirming education. 
  • Queer & Now Pride Month Toolkit | Actions You Can Take. This toolkit includes a variety of resources, images, sample social media, and publications to support you in amplifying the voices and experiences of LGBTQ youth—this month, and every month! 

Crisis Resources

Additional Resources 

  • PRONOUNS | Online Game from Minus18. Learn about and practice using pronouns in this game from Minus18. “They, She and He are all examples of common pronouns. Some people also prefer less common pronouns. They, Xe and Ey are a few common gender neutral pronouns.”  
  • Pride Month and Summer Activities from the Autism Society. This list from the Autism Society focuses on celebrating diversity within the Autism community, including LGBTQ+ intersectionalities,  Autistic Pride Day, and additional summer activity ideas for all ages.
  • Resources for the Faith Community. ReconcilingWorks has created resources for faith communities to use to celebrate PRIDE and also speak up and advocate for LGBTQIA+ people. On this site from Interfaith Alliance you’ll find resources for Faith for Pride. 
  • Accelerating Acceptance Study by GLAAD. This year’s study by GLAAD found that non-LGBTQ Americans are becoming more understanding that the LGBTQ community is not just one homogenous group, but rather a diverse community of various identities across gender and sexuality. Additionally, the findings show that non-LGBTQ Americans are becoming increasingly aware that there are more than two genders, with many polled also understanding that transgender and nonbinary people will continue to be a more visible and familiar part of life.
  • National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health. The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health highlights several ways in which we can all support the LGBTQ young people in our lives—and help prevent suicide.
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