Are you a GAB Youth program alum?
August 23, 2017
It takes a lot of courage and support to grow up into who you are.
Over QMUNITY’s 38+ year history, hundreds of youth have found community and safer spaces to be who they are.
Were you one of them?
We are broadly reaching out to reconnect with former GAB Youth to find out where you are today and invite you back to QMUNITY.
We hope you will take a moment and complete a simple online form. You will be registered for QMUNITY’s newsletter and invited to a special GAB Alum event being planned for the coming year.
QMUNITY’s Youth Program Today
Our Youth Program provides a safer place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two-Spirit, intersex, queer, and questioning youth 14 to 25 years of age to hang out, find resources, share experiences, develop leadership skills, and get support.
Weekly drop-ins are a cool place where youth can kick back and talk with friends. It’s also a great place to meet people that have similar questions about sexual orientation or gender identity. During drop-in times, there are always skilled volunteers and youth who would love to hear about your life.
Our Bra and Binder Exchange Program provides free new and used gender affirming chest-wear (bras, binders and breast forms) to trans and gender-variant youth who are unable to attain these garments otherwise.
Our Youth Workers provide support and referrals to queer, trans, and Two-Spirit youth as well as resources for family, friends, and professionals.
What You Need to Know
Our individual gender identities and expressions are key to the way we see ourselves and engage in the world around us. This is certainly true for LGBTQ/2S youth.
Discrimination, abuse, and violence against LGBTQ/2S youth affects all of us.
Studies show that the rejection of LGBTQ/2S youth by their family, friends, and communities can:
- lead LGBTQ youth to engage in risky behaviours that threaten their health and wellbeing,
- trigger depression and other mental health problems,
- and – in the worst of cases – result in homelessness or suicide.
Having strong support networks, communities, and safer spaces such as QMUNITY to meet and build connections can act as a buffer against bullying, bias, and discrimination.
As a GAB alum, you know that it takes a lot of courage and support to grow up into who you are.
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