Community Health, Youth Voices
Coachella’s Gay Straight Alliance helped to host a leadership summit last month at Coachella Valley High School; the event focused on how to foster greater understanding of LGBTQI issues among community members. Youth shared their coming-out stories, while adults learned about proper gender pronouns and the gender spectrum, and how to be an ally to the youth represented. “Being a teenager can be hard, but being a teenager who is questioning their sexual identity can be even harder. That is especially the case in communities where such topics are rarely discussed openly.” Read a story about the summit on Coachella Unincorporated.