The last day of the annual Malioboro Apeman Cultural Festival in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, was especially colorful, as approximately 200 community groups and organizations from diverse backgrounds participated in the cultural parade of the festival organized annually by COMA – the Malioboro Street Youth Community.
Hundreds of marriage equality supporters, including married couples and religious leaders, crowded Representatives Hall in the State House this morning to oppose bills which would repeal the 2-year-old law that make it possible for same-sex couples to wed in New Hampshire.
On Saturday December 4, 2010 at Coppin State University, youth advocates, social workers, writers, lawyers, entertainers, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers came together to discuss how to make all youth feel safe and valued in our society. Youth Wellness and Equality Day was something you don’t see much in Baltimore: a day where people from all walks of life came together to support the lives of LGBTQ youth in the city.
The annual banquet of "Americans For 'Truth' About Homosexuality" (AFTAH) will be the subject of a protest by pro-gay forces at 5:30 PM, Saturday, Nov. 13th at the "Christian Liberty Academy," 502 W. Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights.
AFTAH is listed as a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization which tracks extreme racist, sexist and anti-gay groups, and the purpose of the protest is further expose AFTAH's hate to public scrutiny.
On December 4th Baltimore's Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program and Kenneth Morrison have teamed up to organize the community to address anti-gay bullying and LGBTQ youth suicide. Event will take place at Coppin State University and will include a Facilitated Dialog*, Panel Discussion and Book Release Party.
The Youth Empowerment through Conflict Resolution Program will be hosting a Listening and Understanding workshop. Listening is very important in gaining understanding and being able to work together more peacefully.
This workshop is open to the public but is in preparation for our Facilitated Dialog with LGBTQ youth on December 4th at Coppin State University.
This Listening and Understanding workshop will use engaging activities to review good and poor listening skills, active listening, and empathy. From 11:30am to 12:00pm we will focus on issues facing LGBTQ youth.
Please contact Mia Jones to receive more information and to RSVP.
Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000001340 StartFragment:0000000199 EndFragment:0000001306 StartSelection:0000000199 EndSelection:0000001306 In an anti-gay social climate that has led several young LGBTs to commit suicide in recent weeks, Kinetic Playground Nightclub has persisted in going forward with its booking of notorious "Kill Gays" performer Capleton next Saturday night.
Beginning August 4th a group which calls itself Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) is organizing what they call an “academy” to “train young people (as well as older pro-family advocates) how to answer ‘gay’ activist misinformation and fight the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual agenda.”
AFSC helps nurture the emergence of a new LGBT movement that resists the U.S. government’s perpetual “war on terrorism” and challenges militarism. We believe that LGBT anti-violence work must expand to include the violence of the state. We place our work for LGBT rights and recognition within an international human rights framework and draw on the historic Quaker witness for peace.
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