Youth Opportunities

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Apply for an LGBTQ+ STEM Scholarship

The OUTbio LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Scholarship Program is intended to encourage LGBTQ+ young adults to seek a career in STEM disciplines, with a focus on the life sciences. The scholarship supports all students regardless of gender or sexual diversity who have demonstrated leadership and/or involvement toward the advancement of LGBTQ+ diversity, equity and inclusion in their community. 

 

In 2022 OUTbio will award one student unrestricted scholarship funds of up to $5,000 to one graduating high school student or active student who will be attending a New England located 2-or 4-year college or technical/vocational school in the 2022-2023 academic year. The award will be based on responses to the questions below, references, and an interview.  Preference will be given to degrees that may lead to careers in human disease biology, drug discovery, research, and development or drug manufacturing.  

 

OUTbio will award the scholarship per academic year that will be provided as an unrestricted grant, intended to support tuition and other educational expenses.

Apply by June 10.  For details, click below.

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Trans-Friendly Salons & Barber Shops

 

Strands For Trans is bringing gays, straights, women, men, anyone, together to create more trans-friendly barbershops and hair salons. If you're a customer, search for a trans-friendship shop or salon. If you're a barber or stylist, join in and let’s help this community feel welcome.

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The Theater Offensive

 

The Theater Offensive mounts and produces festivals and individual productions by national and local queer performers, and also serves as a development environment for new theatrical work.  

They have a variety of programs throughout the year.  Check out their website below for more information.

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Attention Storytellers!  Share Your Story of Kindness

 

Calling all storytellers! If you have an aspirational + kind story you want to share, Channel Kindness would love to hear from you!   

Channel Kindness is a digital platform launched by Born This Way Foundation with the purpose of empowering young people to create a kinder and braver world. Through the power of storytelling, they hope to inspire their audience to spread kindness, encourage acceptance, and elevate the stories of good that happen in our communities each day.

What type of content they’re looking for: Stories can be written or audio.  They love first-person essays with an aspirational tone. Just think: What hopeful or uplifting story do you want to share with others?   They're also looking for content that reports on the kind, compassionate, and brave individuals, organizations, and events that shape our communities!

Find out more information and how to submit your story by clicking below.

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Blogs For and By LGBTQ+ Youth

 

Check out the Youth Voices Blog, an online blog for LGBTQ+ youth by LGBTQ+ youth. Youth Voices exists to share the perspective of the world from the eyes of today’s queer youth through various forms of media.  Click below to head to their site.

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Check Out the

Queer Teen Podcast

 

Listen on:

or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Attention High School Students!

The Massachusetts GSA Student Leadership Summit will take place August 12th-15th, 2022 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Summit is a multi-day conference for high school students who are selected for seats on the coming school year's State GSA Student Leadership Council. Complete this application to be considered for both the Summit and a full year's participation in the State Council. The Massachusetts GSA Student Leadership Summit is free to attend. All individuals who are accepted will be provided with overnight accommodations at UMass Amherst, meals, and limited transportation (from select pick-up/drop-off locations throughout the state).

Apply by June 15.

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Check Out Logo's
Trans Youth Town Hall

 

Logo’s first Trans Youth Town Hall will highlight the voices of trans and nonbinary young people in conversations moderated by writer and activist Raquel Willis. With additional input from expert panelists Chase Strangio (the ACLU), Jen Richards (Disclosure, Tales of the City), and Dominique Morgan (The Okra Project, Black & Pink), this three-part digital video series will showcase what brings trans youth joy; what is standing in the way of their joy; and what we all can do to help.

  • TYTH Part 1 | School & 

  • TYTH Part 2 | Health & 

  • TYTH Part 3 | Representation & Identify

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Join the NAGLY
Outreach Team

 

Youth are invited to join NAGLY's Outreach Team  

  • Represent NAGLY at events, outings, and workshops

  • Develop organizational and public speaking skills

  • Share your stories and experiences

  • Build relationships with Community Partners

  • Participate in valuable trainings

  • And more!

Contact Tony Leone at tony@nagly.org if you're interested.

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Camp Lightbulb

 

Camp Lightbulb offers camps to LGBTQ+ youth.  They've gone virtual to keep LGBTQ+ youth connected no matter where they call home. 

Click below for more information and to find out what upcoming camps that they're offering.

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Literary Website Looking for Submissions

The Witchery has a new literary website and is looking for poetry, art & experimental video submissions.  The folks at the Witchery are friends of NAGLY.  Please click below to check it out.

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Watch "Queer Youth Changing the World" Series on YouTube

 

“Out in Front: Queer Youth Changing the World” is the new "It Gets Better Project" docu-series that offers a look into the lives of five LGBTQ+ activists who are using their voices to champion a better tomorrow.  Click the button below to watch. 

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Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Cybersecurity Students 

 

Cybersecurity scholarships for LGBTQIA+ students can help offset the costs of college. In addition to paying for tuition, some scholarships can be used for books, costs of living, and travel. Other scholarship benefits may include mentorship, networking opportunities, and professional memberships.

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Scholarships
for LGBTQ+ Students

 

There are numerous scholarship opportunities for LGBTQ students. This comprehensive guide covers everything from common questions about the application process to Title IX and LGBTQ-friendly colleges.

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Watch "How Life Is: Queer Youth Animated"

 

Watch "How Life Is: Queer Youth Animated", a special 10-episode short film series to celebrate Pride Month 2021. The films cover the experiences that LGBTQIA+ youth navigate, such as coming out, blended families, relationships, peer acceptance, homophobia, parity, and more.

 

The first two episodes premiered on June 1st.  New episodes will be released in pairs on Tuesdays throughout the month on June 8, 15, 22, and 29.  Click below to watch.

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Q Chat Groups

 

Q Chat Space provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is not a forum. It is live and chat based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time.

Conversations are facilitated by experienced staff who work at LGBTQ+ centers around the country.

Q Chat is a collaboration of Center Link, PFLAG, and Planned Parenthood

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Free Online Library of Audiobooks and Ebooks

 

OverDrive is an online library where you can check out audiobooks and ebooks for free.  OverDRive has a wide variety of books, but Candid for OverDrive has a selection of books for "diversity, equality, and inclusion".  To use OverDrive, you'll just need a free, public library account.  If you don't have one contact, your local public library.  To get started with OverDrive, click below.