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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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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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and SMYAL are launching The Soloists!This free (and PAID) artistic program for SMYAL youth (13-24) centers LGBTQ+ perspectives through solo storytelling and asks youth participants to embrace and celebrate their lived experience. Register by February 26th at smyal.org/soloistsParticipants will attend performances at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and engage in a series of creative workshops and guest artist-led sessions that will culminate in a showcase of readings and performances. Each young artist will receive a $150 stipend for their participation in the program. ... Ver másVer menos
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📅 WEEKLY DROP-IN PROGRAMS FOR FEB 20 - 23Tuesday 2/20, 4-7 pm: Drop-In Programs for Ages 13-24Wednesday 2/21, 4:30-6 pm: Virtual QChat Programs for Ages 13-19Wednesday 2/21, 5:30 - 6:30 pm: Little SMYALS Virtual for Ages 10-13Wednesday 2/21, 5 - 5:20 pm, Little SMYALS Virtual for Ages 6-13Thursday 2/22, 5-7 pm: Virtual Drop-In Programs on Discord for Ages 13-17Friday 2/23, 4-7 pm: Drop-In Programs for Ages 13-24Obtenga 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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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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The Black community in America has long been a driving force in shaping queer and trans culture, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of our nation. From the early days of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, Black queer and trans individuals have been at the forefront, fighting tirelessly for visibility, acceptance, and equal rights. Their contributions to the arts, literature, and activism have not only enriched the lives of those within the community but have also challenged societal norms and sparked important conversations about gender, sexuality, and identity.One of the most notable figures in the Black queer and trans rights movement is Marsha P. Johnson, a Black transgender woman and activist who played a pivotal role in the Stonewall Uprising of 1969. Johnson was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front and co-founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) with fellow activist Sylvia Rivera. STAR was one of the first organizations to provide support and advocacy for transgender youth and sex workers in New York City.In the realm of literature and the arts, Black queer and trans individuals have made significant contributions that have shaped American culture. Writers like James Baldwin, Essex Hemphill, and Audre Lorde have penned seminal works exploring the intersections of race, sexuality, and gender, providing insight into the lived experiences of Black queer and trans individuals. In the world of visual arts, artists like Glenn Ligon, Lyle Ashton Harris, and Catherine Opie have created powerful works that challenge mainstream representations of gender and sexuality.The influence of Black queer and trans culture extends to popular music as well. From the early days of disco and house music, Black LGBTQ+ individuals have been central to the development of these genres. Artists like Sylvester, Diana Ross, and Madonna have incorporated elements of Black queer and trans culture into their music, bringing these influences to a wider audience.Despite facing systemic oppression and discrimination, Black queer and trans individuals have continued to create, innovate, and inspire. Their contributions to American culture have been immeasurable, and it's crucial to acknowledge and celebrate their impact on our shared cultural heritage.We at SMYAL wish the Black community a happy Black History Month, and we will continue to support and uplift you no matter what. ... Ver másVer menos
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Our second figure in SMYAL’s #BlackHistoryMonth spotlight is Pauli Murray, a prominent queer scholar and activist who contributed a great deal to the civil rights and women’s rights movement. Murray used a variety of pronouns including he/him, she/her, and they/them, so we will be using all 3 interchangeably.Pauli Murray was born in Baltimore, Maryland but moved to Durham, North Carolina at a young age to live with their aunt and grandparents. Murray moved to New York after graduating from high school in 1926 and went to college, receiving a degree in English Literature. During the 1930s, Pauli began discovering and questioning her gender identity. It was said by scholars and historians that Pauli was a closeted transgender man, and tried seeking out hormone replacement therapy and other gender affirming care, but was denied it.He worked at the Works Projects Administration (WPA) and as a teacher at the New York City Remedial Reading Project during that time as well. They were a fervent writer and many of their essays ended up in the papers and magazines like Common Sense and The Crisis. In 1940, she was arrested for refusing to sit in the back of the bus, which was required of Black people at the time. This, and his time working for the Workers Defense League, prompted him to attend law school at Howard University and pursue being a civil rights lawyer. Murray graduated from Howard University at the top of their class. While studying at Howard, she discovered they faced a different kind of oppression while being perceived as a Black woman. This propelled them to coin the term ‘Jane Crow.’ He received a fellowship to pursue further education, but when he applied to Harvard Law, he was rejected due to sexism. They ended up attending UC Berkeley and received their Master of Laws degree there. Murray founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) with Betty Friedan, but left as she felt that the organization was not including black women in the kind of feminism that they were concerned with.If you’d like to read more about Pauli Murray check out our Black History Month Story Highlight and click the link! ... Ver másVer menos
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