Resources for GLBTQQ Youth
and their Allies
NYAC (National Youth Advocacy Coalition) -The
mission of the National Youth Advocacy Coalition is to advocate
for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender
in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to
ensure their physical and emotional well being. For information
call 202/319-7596 Website: http://www.nyacyouth.org
National Runaway Switchboard-24 hour toll-free:
1-800-621-4000 or Website: http://www.nrscrisisline.org
RYA (Rainbow Youth Alliance) - Columbia/Howard
County. Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at Owen Brown Interfaith
Center, Cradlerock Way, Columbia - 7:30 p.m. Ages 24 and under.
For information call 410-290-8292 or 410-792-4330. "Our affiliation
with the Columbia/Howard County chapter of PFLAG gives us a unique
opportunity to interact with other teens, adults, families and
parents in an environment that promotes a society that is healthy
and respectful of human diversity."
SAIM (Sufficient As I Am) - Youth/Young Adult
program of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore --
A support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and questioning
youth and young people, ages 24 and under. "A safe place
to be who you are. Providing a supportive, non-judgmental meeting
place for sexual minority youth." Meets every Saturday in
the GLCCB building at 241 West Chase Street in Baltimore, from
12:30 until 3:00 p.m. room # 201. Office: 410-837-5445. Switchboard
(7-10 p.m.): 410-837-8888. Fax: 410-837-4114. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
and Website: www.saim.us
PRYSM (Protecting the Rights of Young Sexual
Minorities) - A network of High School Gay-Straight Alliances
- "PRYSM was founded in March of 1999 as the student chapter
of the Safe Schools Coalition of Montgomery County, an advocacy
and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
students, teachers, and staff. PRYSM is a student-run organization
that networks all existing Gay/Straight Alliances in area High
Schools, encourages budding GSA's, and helps students start GSA's.
We strive to make the High School environment safer for GLBTQQ
people and straight allies." Contact Larry Jacobs (Chair
and Founder of S.S.C.), SafeSchoolsMC@aol.com, 310-738-7675 or
Robert Hyman (S.S.C./ PRYSM liaison), Robert_Hyman@fc.mcps.k12.md.us.
To contact the student leader: PRYSM@SafeSchoolsMC.org or www.SafeSchoolsMC.org.
Mailing address: PRYSM, c/o Safe Schools Coalition, 110 North
Washington St., Suite 540, Rockville, MD 20850.
Safe Schools Coalition of Montgomery County
- Contact Larry Jacobs (see above).
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians
and Gays) - "Supports the health and well-being of gay, lesbian
and bisexual persons, their families and friends though: support
- to cope with an adverse society; education - to enlighten an
ill-informed public; and advocacy - to end discrimination and
to secure equal civil rights." Mailing address: 1101 14th
Street, N.W., Suite 1030, Washington, D.C. 20005. Telephone: 202-638-4200.
Fax: 202-638-0243. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: www.pflag.org.
· PFLAG Bel Air - Susquehanna Chapter meets 4th Sunday
of each month at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford
County, 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville, MD 21028. 1p.m. to
3 p.m. Call 410-879-5139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
· PFLAG Columbia/Howard County meets every 2nd Tuesday
of the month at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, Cradlerock Way,
Columbia - 7:30 p.m. For information call 410-290-8292.
· PFLAG Baltimore meets on 2nd Sun @ 2:00pm The Episcopal
Diocesan Center at the corner of N. Charles St. and E. Univ. Pkwy
helpline (410) 433-FLAG.
· PFLAG Easton, MD 2nd Sun. @ 2:00pm Unitarian Fellowship
of Easton. 7401 Ocean Gateway ( Rt. 501 )
SMYAL (Sexual Minority Youth Alliance League)
- Meets every Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. 410 7th St. SE, Washington,
GLCCB (Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore)
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)
- "The largest national organization that brings together
gay and straight teachers, parents, students, and concerned citizens
from all walks of life, in order to end the destructive effects
of anti-gay bias in schools across the country. GLSEN strives
to assure that each member of every school community is valued
and respected, regardless of sexual orientation. We welcome as
members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation
or occupation, who share this philosophy." Web: www.glsen.org.
· GLSEN Baltimore meets the first Tuesday of each month
at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road,
Towson. 6:30 p.m. Contact Mary Dyer, 410-542-0472. E-mail: email@example.com.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 20822, Baltimore, MD 21209.
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