Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

LGBTQ youth find support with gay-straight alliance

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.

lgbt

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on March 19, 2016 by in Coachella Unincorporated, Print and tagged , .

Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe

Subscribe to receive our weekly newsletter of top youth media headlines on health justice.

%d bloggers like this: