UPDATE on the LGBTQ* Youth Centre
*(Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans-gender & Questioning)
In the first five months of 2013, 197 LGBTQ youth, all from the West Island, came to the centre and found a safe and welcoming place to be.
What workshops are happening?
Six workshops on homophobia have been held in area high schools, helping to make them safer for LGBTQ youth.
What is a GSA?
Four high schools have started Gay-Straight Alliances with the support and guidance of the Centreâ€™s staff and board.
What difference is the centre making in the lives of LGBTQ youth?
The youth feel accepted, supported and are flourishing with a strong sense of identity.
How can you support the centre?
The annual membership drive is on now, and for $25 per person, you can contribute to much-needed fund-raising.Â You can download a membership form here.
Donations are also welcome. The centre is a registered charity, so all donations over $20 get tax receipts.
Through these contributions, Cedar Park United can continue to show its support for the youth whose lives are changing for the better because of this excellent resource.
Check it outÂ the LGBTQ youth centre website.
Feel free to contact Lynn Hovey, LGBTQ Youth Centre Board Member, through the church office.