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From volunteering to donations, the opportunities to support LGBTQ youth are endless.
LGBTQ youth deserve a place to live, learn, and grow. That’s why our transitional housing program includes mental health services, networking, mentorship, and more
With 40% of youth experiencing homelessness identifying as LGBTQ, our mission has never been more clear. From transitional housing to leadership development, SMYAL serves at-risk youth as they overcome the challenges associated with their identity. Our services are made possible by the generous contributions of our community. Help SMYAL continue to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth.
JUNE 5TH, 2021 // 10 AM-4 PM EST
The 9th annual Leading with Pride conference is coming up! Leading with Pride is a full-day virtual conference for LGBTQ youth and allies to connect with other youth in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. There will be workshops, activities, and an opportunity to learn about resources in the DC area. Open to ages 13-24.
There are also 4 intersectional events in the two weeks after the conference, to go deeper and connect around specific identities. There will be 2 events on June 9 to celebrate Black Pride and Trans Pride and 2 events on June 16 to celebrate AAPI Pride and Latinx Pride.
For over 35 years, SMYAL has worked to empower LGBTQ youth.
By moving youth programs online, we will continue providing safe and affirming spaces for youth to build community and connect to supportive services that remind us in a time of physical distancing, we are not alone.