Easiest Way to Register to Vote

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Today, the very first votes in the 2016 Presidential election will be cast, as Iowa voters decide who they wish to nominate in the Democratic and Republican primaries. Perhaps you already are registered to vote. If so, you rock! If you haven’t … Read More

How to Make A “Safe Space” Even Safer for LGBTQ Youth

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What makes a “Safe Space” safe? While stickers and signage are helpful, it goes deeper than that. Creating truly inclusive, affirming, and healthy environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people requires intentionality and commitment from an entire … Read More

Canada’s First Shelter for LGBT Youth

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Sitting at 21 Walmer Rd in Toronto’s Annex neighborhood is a place uniquely Toronto – from its welcoming spirit to its historic architecture. But Sprott House‘s classic Annex-style is the least of its virtues. Part of the YMCA’s youth housing program, Sprott House is Canada’s first transitional … Read More

Meet the 2016 40 of the Forty

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40% of young people experiencing homelessness in America identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ). When you consider the fact that LGBTQ youth make up just 7% of the general youth population, the discrepancy becomes clear. LGBTQ youth … Read More

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