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:

National Runaway Switchboard-24 hour toll-free: 1-800-621-4000 or Website:

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: and Website:

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.),, 310-738-7675 or Robert Hyman (S.S.C./ PRYSM liaison), To contact the student leader: or 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: Web:
· 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:
· 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, D.C.

GLCCB (Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore) -- 410-837-5445

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:
· 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: Mailing address: P.O. Box 20822, Baltimore, MD 21209.


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