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"Pride. A short, simple word—that when felt can sustain a life… and when absent… can make us feel helpless and alone."
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As the smoke rose, the crowd cheered, and the stadium music got louder, the Giants players emerged to enter "the gauntlet." In the beginning of each game, the gauntlet is formed by two lines of people who enthusiastically high-five the players as they burst out onto the field.
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"I was taught to hate myself, in a sense, for being gay."
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Unfortunately, Ziya's story is not uncommon, which has prompted the genesis of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusive
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One of our favorite queer musicals just made an awesome pro-LGBT move. "Hedwig" has donated a portion of ticket proceeds
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Children deserve a world where they can just be; where gender "diversion" or gender "non-conformity" is encouraged in order to move toward a more authentic expression of oneself. Youth should be liberated from the constraints of gender in order to define who they are for themselves.
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It's one of the most common statements we hear when a young adult first contacts the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit organization that provides life-saving services to at-risk LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 24. In fact, about 80 percent of HMI youth are homeless or lack secure housing, most often because of family rejection for identifying as LGBTQ.
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For anyone under 30, it may be difficult to imagine a time when the gay-rights movement wasn't operating at a milestone-a-minute pace. Fortunately a wave of artistic and media projects has emerged to remind us of heroes past, to refocus us on the type of activism that helped elevate the LGBT movement and to inspire us to make that final push.
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So you can imagine how honored I was when Thomas Krever shared "I'm glad you're part of the HMI family." The HMI Youth Alumni's
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Each year there are new faces joining the cause but what is most inspiring are the friends that I see every year with as much passion, commitment and determination in working to educate and improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
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Most of the kids that the Hetrick-Martin Institute served were kids of color. We black, Puerto Rican, Asian, Indian and biracial kids were finding a way out of no way, creating impromptu families because our real families hated us or no longer claimed us as their own.
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"Many athletes are taught to perpetuate stigmas and stereotypes that have prevented my LGBT peers from enjoying the same
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The Hetrick-Martin Institute provides programs for at-risk LGBT youth. On Nov. 13 the organization will be holding the Emery Awards 2013, honoring Chelsea Clinton and others. My exclusive video explains how you can get involved.
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On Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23, HMI youth participated in a celebration of their artistic expression in photography, dance and art.
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Regardless of the what the results may be of last night's efforts, JFC is well on its way to making $1 Million sooner rather than later.
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Just around the corner, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, JFC celebrates the 10th anniversary since the New York event was established, initially as an in-store event, by fashion pioneer and philanthropist, Jeffrey Kalinsky.
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Last Tuesday, Jeffrey Fashion Cares, the annual fashion fundraiser benefiting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and those living with HIV/AIDS celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a kick-off cocktail event at the Jeffrey store
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Some experience a lack of support from their loved ones, and others are even faced with homelessness. Here in New York the Ali Forney Center and the Hetrick-Martin Institute are invaluable resources to these kids, but both of these organizations were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
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