LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual-Transgender/Transexual and Questioning) youth make up an estimated 10% of the total youth population. Unfortunately LGBTQ individuals are still exposed to discrimination, scorn, ridicule and hatred, verbal and physical abuse. They are also at an increased risk of drug and alcohol abuse, low self-esteem, suicide, homelessness and STI transmission.
Diversity + Dignity offers many opportunities to LGBTQ Youth.
• Gay-friendly activities.
• Opportunities for healthy choices.
• A supportive environment similar to GSA, that is inclusive to both LGBTQ Youth
and their straight allies.
• Educational opportunities, to help LGBTQ Youth cope with some of the issues they face.
• All activities are supervised and educationally focused.