It’s June, and YTH is celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month by giving props to four groups that are doing great work online and offline to promote pride and health for LGBTQ youth.
Forty to None Project
The Forty to None Project gets that homelessness is a big issue with LGBTQ youth—and they’re doing something about it. They’re backed by Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund and are doing significant work toward reducing the high prevalence of LGBTQ homeless youth. Their website let youth connect to local resources—they’ve got a search tool and interactive map which lets you find nearby resources for LGBTQ homeless youth. And their #40toNoneDay campaign draws attention to and changes attitudes toward homeless or unstably housed LGBTQ youth.
Youth, the Arts, HIV & AIDS Network (YAHAnet)
Over at YAHAnet, youth are getting involved in creating art that connects them to health, sex education, and their rights. YAHAnet uses social media platforms to connect creators and their work, and they’re building a network of young artists interested in responding to AIDS. Youth can get involved by making an infographic, an Instagram video, or a photo campaign. YAHAnet members can be found from all over the world, and their artwork can be seen in YAHAnet’s gallery collection. You can connect with YAHAnet and other organizations in our upcoming #YTHHIV Tweetchat on June 23 from 10-11am PT.
Queer & Trans Youth Resiliency
On Tumblr, the Queer & Trans Youth Resiliency project is a curated collection of content that promote queer and trans youth as powerful people full of strength and resilience. Resources include photos, art, videos, and more. Visitors to Queer & Trans Youth Resiliency can connect to campaigns from organizations such as ICAH, SPARK and Forward Together that work to address issues of race, gender, and sexuality.
Everybody has an HIV status—we are all HIV Equal. This group has been running a social art movement to fight HIV stigma in the LGBTQ community and beyond. Through their online multimedia campaign, HIV Equal works to end HIV stigma and promote HIV testing.
Is there an online campaign or project that you think should be on our list? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter and show your support for organizations that do exceptional work on LGBTQ pride and health for youth!
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