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

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.
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

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

Giving Back

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

Housing

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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

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 Event

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 | MARRIOTT MARQUIS | 10:30 AM

 

SMYAL’s 40th Anniversary Fall Brunch

Tickets are now on sale to join us at SMYAL’s Fall Brunch in celebration of our 40th Anniversary!

SMYAL’s premier supporter event, the annual Fall Brunch, includes a cocktail reception featuring a fabulous silent auction, a three-course brunch, and a chance to hear from some of our community’s most inspiring leaders.

Every year, the Fall Brunch brings together LGBTQ+ and allied community members, friends, and families in support of the inspirational youth SMYAL works with every day.

SMYAL Social Media

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SMYAL supports and empowers LGBTQ+ youth ages 6-24.

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Today's the day! Tune into P&G iHeartRadio #CantCancelPride tonight at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on iHeartRadio's Facebook & YouTube, Hulu , Revry , and Advocate Channel. It will be raising funds for some incredible LGBTQ+ organizations including SMYAL! Don't forget to watch & DONATE! ... See MoreSee Less
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SMYAL was honored to partner with Salesforce yesterday on their Pride celebration and fundraiser benefiting SMYAL. The event featured a number of drag performances, Pride rainbows galore, and raised thousands of dollars for LGBTQ+ youth. Thank you Kenny, Will, TJ, and the entire team at Salesforce for your generous support. Happy Pride! ... See MoreSee Less
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We're thrilled to be a part of this year's P&G iHeartRadio #CantCancelPride! Catch the show TOMORROW June 12th at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on¡HeartRadio's Facebook & YouTube, Hulu , Revry and Advocate Channel as they raise funds for some incredible LGBTQ+ organizations, including SMYAL! ... See MoreSee Less
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📅 SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR JUNE 12-14Wednesday 6/12, 5:30-6:30 pm, Little SMYALS Virtual for Ages 10-13Wednesday 6/12, 4:30-6 pm, Virtual QChat Programs for Ages 13-19Friday 6/14, 4-7 pm, Movie Night: Inside Out 2 for Ages 13-24Learn more and join our programs for queer + trans youth ages 6-24 at SMYAL.org/schedule or click on the links in our bio! ... See MoreSee Less
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🌈🍕 Need to refuel after a busy Pride weekend? 🌟 Head over to any DMV &pizza location TOMORROW June 10th! Order in-shop or online using code SMYAL, and 20% of sales will go to support SMYAL 🙌Plus, don't miss the launch of their Pride Dessert Knot! 🎉 A cinnamon sugar filled knot with a vanilla icing drizzle—available starting June 10th (at DC locations while supplies last). $1 of every Pride Knot sold will be donated to SMYAL! ... See MoreSee Less
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We're proud to once again be partnering with P&G and iHeartRadio for #CantCancelPride. Funds raised from the concert have helped directly support a network of hundreds of LGBTQ+ centers across the country. Tune into #CantCancelPride on June 12 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on iHeartRadio's Facebook & YouTube, @Hulu, @RevryTV, and @Advocate Channel. It will be raising funds for CenterLink and some other incredible LGBTQ+ organizations, including SMYAL! ... See MoreSee Less
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