SarasotaOUT.com has partnered with G2H2 (Gay Guy Happy Hour) to help strengthen and build the gay community in Sarasota! One of the ways we are helping is by being committed to raising more money for local LGBT non-profits.
At our January event, we raised and donated $550 for ALSO YOUTH thanks to the generosity of the G2H2 members and a donation from David Handley.
MORE ABOUT ALSO YOUTH:
ALSO Youth www.alsoyouth.org/ was created in 1992 by individuals who were alarmed at the statistics documenting high rates of suicide among gay and lesbian teens. In cooperation with other local organizations such as Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG); Planned Parenthood; and YMCA Youth and Family Services, volunteers were recruited to conduct a support group for Sarasota-area youth. Upon realizing that more comprehensive services were needed throughout the community, ALSO’s founders initiated contact with school officials and implemented a training program for educators. The types of services and numbers of youth and community members served have steadily increased.
Today, ALSO Youth is a Non-Profit Charity that provides peer support services, educational programs, advocacy, and referrals for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning youth ages 13 to 21, their families and friends, and the community, thereby enhancing self-esteem, promoting healthy dialogue, and increasing awareness of sexual minority youth issues.