LGBTQ Action Program: Confronting Anti-LGBTQ Bias

Goal: $ 5000

No of Donation: 58

 

 

Goal: $ 5000
Amount Raised: $ 2630
Remaining : $ 2370
No of Donation : 58
Category : Education
Url : http://www.greatlakespeacejam.org
Contact Number : 2694927750
Address : 625 Harrison Street #2
State : Kalamazoo
City : Michigan
Country : US
Zipcode : 49007

Challenge

In the fall of 2009 our country was reminded of a tragic truth: that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people are two to six times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight and cisgender peers. In order to prevent this tragic loss of life, we must ensure that all youth, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning their identity feel safe, accepted, and celebrated.

Solution

Is is the mission of Seeding Change to develop life-long, civically-active, and globally-aware leaders of peace and justice.
The Great Lakes PeaceJam LGBTQ Action Program is a curriculum and service-based program for high school students which challenges them to explore the experiences of LGBTQ individuals in the United States and around the world and to use the insights they gain to become powerful advocates for LGBTQ Equality in their own communities.

Long-Term Impact

Students who participate in the LGBTQ Action Program emerge with the knowledge, skills, and experience to advocate for their LGBTQ friends, family, and peers. As this program spreads through our region of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio these students will have deep impacts on their families, friends, schools, and communities. We hope that by exposing the leaders of tomorrow to the important values of LGBTQ equality we can make the future a better place for LGBTQ youth.

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