Abogamos por los jóvenes LGBTQ para que puedan aprovechar cada día y prepararse para el futuro.

Abogamos por los jóvenes LGBTQ para que puedan aprovechar cada día y prepararse para el futuro.

A través del liderazgo juvenil, SMYAL crea oportunidades para que los jóvenes LGBTQ desarrollen confianza en sí mismos, desarrollen habilidades críticas para la vida e involucren a sus pares y a la comunidad a través del servicio y la defensa.
A través del liderazgo juvenil, SMYAL crea oportunidades para que los jóvenes LGBTQ desarrollen confianza en sí mismos, desarrollen habilidades críticas para la vida e involucren a sus pares y a la comunidad a través del servicio y la defensa.

Servicios para jóvenes

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¿Necesita inspiración para su próxima campaña de GSA? ¿A la caza de becas? Te cubrimos.

Devolviendo

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Desde voluntariado hasta donaciones, las oportunidades para apoyar a los jóvenes LGBTQ son infinitas.

Alojamiento

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Los jóvenes LGBTQ merecen un lugar para vivir, aprender y crecer. Es por eso que nuestro programa de vivienda de transición incluye servicios de salud mental, creación de redes, tutoría y más.

Empoderar a los jóvenes LGBTQ para que prosperen

Con 40% de jóvenes sin hogar que se identifican como LGBTQ, nuestra misión nunca ha sido más clara. Desde viviendas de transición hasta desarrollo de liderazgo, SMYAL atiende a jóvenes en riesgo mientras superan los desafíos asociados con su identidad. Nuestros servicios son posibles gracias a las generosas contribuciones de nuestra comunidad. Ayude a SMYAL a seguir marcando una diferencia en las vidas de los jóvenes LGBTQ.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 25TH | RED BEAR BREWING | 6-8 PM

 

SMYAL para el Año Nuevo

The SMYAL Young Donors Committee invites you to ring in 2024 and kick off SMYAL 40th anniversary year at the annual SMYAL for the New Year celebration!

We’re excited to be back celebrating at Red Bear Brewing Co. as we reconnect with old friends and meet new supporters. Bring a friend, raise a glass, and make a New Year’s resolution to support LGBTQ+ youth in 2024 by becoming a part of the SMYAL Champions monthly donor program. Join us to show up and show out for LGBTQ+ youth!

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SMYAL apoya y empodera a los jóvenes LGBTQ+ de 6 a 24 años.

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We are happy to announce our partnership with Shout Mouse Press as they hold their first-ever Queer Youth Voices anthology. This project is a response to book bans nationwide targeting literature featuring LGBTQIA+ characters and themes, and the related silencing of these voices and conversations. The theme of this anthology will be LOVE. Whether it be friendships, family, community, crushes, or self-love, we are curious about what it looks like to queer love in any relationship.To support the writing processes of both beginning and experienced writers, we are also hosting optional in-person AND virtual writing workshops. Check the second slide for workshop dates, times, and neighborhoods! We will be holding in-person workshops at the SMYAL Main Office for the days that say 'Eastern Market.'Shout Mouse Press will honor the hours that young people put into these workshops with either a) a PAID stipend of $15/hour or b) documented community service hours. Workshop addresses will be shared via email once registration is submitted.Regístrese en www.shoutmousepress.org/qyv ! Please share with young queer writers you may know! ... Ver másVer menos
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❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🩵🤍🩷🤎🖤Sending everyone in the SMYAL community love on Valentine’s Day!We’re feeling ALL the love from @sidwellfriends and their GSA- thank you for the letters, art, and cards! ... Ver másVer menos
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Are you passionate about ending LGBTQ+ youth homelessness?SMYAL is #hiring for a new Director of Youth Housing!Learn more and apply here: smyal.bamboohr.com/careers/24The Director of Youth Housing, which provides oversight to our Transitional Housing (TH), Extended Transitional Housing (ETH), Department of Health Housing, and Rapid Rehousing, and Street Outreach programs. The Director of Youth Housing takes a leadership role in ensuring the overall administration, compliance, coordination, and service delivery of the programs. As part of SMYAL’s leadership team, the Director collaborates with SMYAL staff on projects, organization expansion and management, and development events. ... Ver másVer menos
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📅 WEEKLY DROP-IN PROGRAMS FOR FEB 13 - 17Tuesday 2/13, 4-7 pm: Drop-In Programs for Ages 13-17Wednesday 2/14, 4:30-6 pm: Virtual QChat Programs for Ages 13-19Wednesday 2/14, 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Little SMYALS Virtual for Ages 6-9Thursday 2/15, 5-7 pm: Virtual Drop-In Programs on Discord for Ages 18-24Friday 2/16, 4-7 pm: Drop-In Programs for Ages 13-24Saturday 2/17, 10 - 11:30 am, Little SMYALS In-Person for Ages 6-9Saturday 2/17, 12 - 1:30 pm, Little SMYALS In-Person for Ages 10-13Obtenga más información y únase a nuestros programas para jóvenes queer + trans de 6 a 24 años en SMYAL.org/schedule ¡O haz clic en los enlaces de nuestra biografía! ... Ver másVer menos
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Our first figure in SMYAL’s #BlackHistoryMonth spotlight is the DMV’s very own William Dorsey Swann, who was the first self-proclaimed drag queen and an prominent LGBTQ+ activist.Swann was born into slavery in Washington County, Maryland, around 1858. In 1880, he relocated about 80 miles to Washington DC, where he worked as a janitor and would send money back home to his family. As he found his place in the Black queer community, Swann began to hold parties that historian and journalist Channing Gerard Joseph deems the first documented “drag balls” in American history. They were held in secret as it was a risk to attend them, but they provided a safe space for gender expression.At Swann’s gatherings, guests would wear women’s clothing or men’s suits and dance to folk music. These balls included a competitive element; a “resistance dance” that was a callback to the pre-Civil War era. “Around this same time, Swann became enthralled by the “queens of freedom” crowned at Washington’s Emancipation Day parades—annual celebrations first held in April 1866. Inspired by these queens, Swann started crowning the winners of his dance competitions the “queen of the ball,” says Joseph. This led to Swann taking on the title himself, which the Washington Critic noted on April 13, 1888, “William Dorsey, who, by the way, was the ‘queen’...”There are no known photos of Swann today, but the photo above is one of a Black actor in drag that is often associated with Swann.If you’d like to read more about William Dorsey Swann check out our Black History Month Story Highlight and click the link in our bio! ... Ver másVer menos
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Youth Pride was a BLAST!It was an honor to host Washington Mystics player Brittney Sykes at our Pride celebration centering youth and families in the LGBTQ+ community!Relive these memories with our partners at Monumental Sports & Entertainment and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield below ⬇️ ... Ver másVer menos
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