We advocate for LGBTQ youth so they can seize each day and prepare for the future.

Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy.

Youth Services

Need inspiration for your next GSA campaign? On the hunt for scholarships? We’ve got your back.
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Giving Back

From volunteering to donations, the opportunities to support LGBTQ youth are endless.
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Housing

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.
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Empower LGBTQ Youth to Thrive

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.

Upcoming Events


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11am-12pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm, and 4pm-7pm

Virtual Youth Programs

Beginning Monday, March 16th, SMYAL main offices will begin working remotely while continuing to offer vital programs for LGBTQ youth virtually.
Daily chat rooms can be joined on ZOOM
https://zoom.us/j/5620223708
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For over 35 years, SMYAL has worked to empower LGBTQ youth.

As we move programs to virtual platforms, 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.