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Gay Community Directory
Dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Includes info for GLBT Youth.
Gay Community Directory
April Fesitval occurs in Dupont Circle area.
Gay Community Directory
"We provide services to youth and young adults, ages 12 to 30 years, who are homeless or living in insecure housing. Many of our clients are transgendered, gay, lesbian or bisexual. We also help youth who themselves are parents, as well as parents of youth. We work with people who engage in street survival strategies, including sex for favors."
Gay Community Directory
''Provides resources to help young people fight AIDS and support each other. Unlike any other organization in the Washington, DC area, Metro TeenAIDS focuses all of its efforts on the special prevention, education, and treatment needs of young people.'' Mailing: PO Box 15577; Washington, DC 20003-5577.
Gay Community Directory
''A social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well being.''
Gay Community Directory
''Provides a safe space for youth (up to age 22) who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgendered (GLBT), as well as their allies.''
Gay Community Directory
Promotes and supports self-confident, healthy, productive lives for LGBTQ youth as they journey from adolescence into adulthood.
Gay Community Directory
Capitol Hill drop-in center. SMYAL provides life skills and employment readiness programs, individual and group counseling, arts workshops, HIV, substance abuse and tobacco prevention groups, HIV counseling and testing as well as fun social activities.
Gay Community Directory
Provides space for GLBT youth (24 yrs and under) to have discussions with and meet other young people with similar feelings and questions: Coming out, health education, self-esteem, positive role models.

Nightlife Directory

Nightlife Directory
Metro area., Washington, DC

News & Arts Articles

News - Published on: Mar 13, 2014
Director of programs appointed interim executive director, as Lisa Dupree, director of operations, also promoted
News - Published on: Mar 11, 2014
LGBT Center's Youth Working Group to honor Riden, Graham for efforts to support LGBT youth
News - Published on: Feb 8, 2014
Measure aims to improve safe options for homeless LGBT youth in the District
News - Published on: Dec 20, 2013
With second vote expected in January, measure would add dedicated beds, training and regular assessment of homeless LGBT youth
News - Published on: Dec 10, 2013
Young Donors Committee offers second annual ''SMYAL for the Holidays'' fundraiser, Dec. 12
News - Published on: Nov 22, 2013
Panel explores high HIV rates among young gay and bisexual men
News - Published on: Nov 7, 2013
Activists point to broader view of social justice for an up-and-coming LGBT generation
News - Published on: Sept 23, 2013
D.C.'s only dedicated space for homeless LGBT youth reorganizes with new foundation
News - Published on: July 11, 2013
Annual DREAM Graduation includes wedding ceremony for prominent activist and her partner
News - Published on: May 10, 2013
Saturday town-hall event will be Gray's first to address LGBT youth specifically
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 27, 2013
Dupont Circle, Saturday, April 27, 12-5 pm, in Washington, DC
News - Published on: Feb 21, 2013
With a new memoir, humble hero of Tucson shooting shares how he channeled sudden notoriety into action
News - Published on: Dec 26, 2012
After 13 years, Peterson retiring from LGBT youth group's board
News - Published on: Nov 29, 2012
Advocates, DHS representatives say bill is a good starting point for LGBT youth, but needs revisions
News - Published on: Nov 29, 2012
Michael Kaplan brings his drive and dedication to AIDS United
Video - Published on: Oct 7, 2012
Video LGBT youth fundraiser, SMYAL Fall Brunch 2012
News - Published on: Oct 4, 2012
Several new efforts aiming to better LGBT D.C. and beyond
News - Published on: Aug 11, 2012
D.C.'s LGBT community center honored for work with youth, but its director says there's still much more to do
News - Published on: Aug 2, 2012
Murder charges in lesbian triangle, Miami pastor faces public school eviction and Jewish LGBT teens and allies invited to Connecticut shabbaton
News - Published on: July 19, 2012
Having seen the heartbreak of parents rejecting gay kids, Caitlin Ryan's mission is to keep families together
News - Published on: July 13, 2012
Asteroid named for Kameny, Bea Arthur Residence gets big boost and education campaign begins for LGBT Latinos
News - Published on: June 28, 2012
One dead after young lesbian couple shot in small-town Texas, while Catholics for Equality protest ''Fortnight'' and N.J. base celebrates civil union
News - Published on: June 28, 2012
School Board votes to curtail policy that allowed ''ex-gay'' organization to send home anti-gay literature
News - Published on: June 15, 2012
Gray sets June 22 ceremony to sign LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying legislation
News - Published on: June 4, 2012
Representatives from a variety of organizations discuss pressing LGBT-youth issue at DC Center-Capital Pride forum
News - Published on: May 14, 2012
Five locals represent community contributions on civil rights, HIV/AIDS, entertainment and more
News - Published on: May 3, 2012
D.C.'s Youth Pride marks a second year back in Dupont Circle
Feature Story - Published on: May 2, 2012
The Next Generation Awards 2012
News - Published on: Apr 30, 2012
Grammy-winner coming to Washington for SAMHSA honor and Capitol Hill push
News - Published on: Apr 26, 2012
Long-awaited anti-bullying bill moves forward with some changes, but funding still a concern
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 26, 2012
This year, D.C.'s special day marks its sweet 16th birthday with vibrancy. But since its birth, Youth Pride has thrived.
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 26, 2012
Youth Pride 2012: Board
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 26, 2012
Youth Pride Day 2012: April 28, Dupont Circle
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 26, 2012
Youth Pride Day 2012
Poll - Published on: Apr 26, 2012
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Feature Story - Published on: Apr 19, 2012
Lee Hirsch made ''Bully'' to help him cope with his own baggage and to help bring to light a persistent problem in our schools
News - Published on: Apr 19, 2012
Youth Pride Day returns to the circle for 2012
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 12, 2012
Cyndee Clay constantly walks the intersection of society and sex, survival and discrimination in an effort to uncover the humanity hidden by stigma
News - Published on: Mar 16, 2012
Pro-LGBT organization counters ''ex-gay'' organization's claims as Montgomery County considers changes to flier-distribution guidelines
News - Published on: Mar 8, 2012
Five-year consent decree aims to change environment in Minnesota school district
News - Published on: Jan 19, 2012
VA Board of Juvenile Justice votes to include sexual orientation in discrimination protections
News - Published on: Nov 17, 2011
American University hosts area universities' joint LGBT-issues conference
News - Published on: Oct 27, 2011
Community groups converge to offer aid and emotional support to black LGBT youth
News - Published on: Oct 27, 2011
Senate committee fails to include either of two anti-bullying bills supported by LGBT advocates in education bill that proceeded through committee on Spirit Day
News - Published on: June 9, 2011
Traveling throughout the halls of Congress for the past month has been an unexpected and successful lobbyist, a 16-year-old Arizonan named Caleb Laieski
Video - Published on: May 13, 2011
How LGBT-friendly is your school?
News - Published on: May 12, 2011
Local group offers event countering youth homelessness, which hits LGBT youth hardest
News - Published on: May 5, 2011
Youth and adult PFLAG meetings come to county
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 28, 2011
Youth Pride Guide 2011
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 28, 2011
Youth Pride Guide 2011
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 28, 2011
Youth Pride Guide 2011
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 28, 2011
Youth Pride Guide 2011
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 28, 2011
Youth Pride Guide 2011
News - Published on: Apr 28, 2011
Justin Terry-Smith becomes a children's author with I Have a Secret
News - Published on: Apr 21, 2011
Annual Youth Pride moves back to Dupont Circle
News - Published on: Mar 10, 2011
Trying to attend her prom caused a national stir, but Constance McMillen has no hard feelings
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 23, 2010
String of youth suicides inspired ''It Gets Better'' Project
Video - Published on: Nov 24, 2010
Gay youth speak about services available at Transgender Health Empowerment Drop-In Center
Stage - Published on: Nov 10, 2010
With a leading role in Hair, Dairus Nichols is sending a message to be who you are -- onstage and off
News - Published on: Oct 28, 2010
Administration advises schools that Title IX law includes language that can protect LGBT youth
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 21, 2010
GLSEN and SMYAL work to make things better for LGBTQ youth
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 21, 2010
Two bills that could have an impact on bullying are languishing in Congress
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 21, 2010
The Trevor Project's Charles Robbins on the plight of LGBT youth
Video - Published on: Oct 20, 2010
Andrew Barnett and several young people share their opinions and support
News - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
Locals react and respond to suicides and LGBT bullying
Video - Published on: Sept 22, 2010
Coming out Stories
Opinion - Published on: July 14, 2010
LGBT youth in foster care need to see examples of happy, healthy lives
News - Published on: June 17, 2010
New federally funded campaign promotes healthy LGBTQ relationships locally
News - Published on: June 17, 2010
La Clinica del Pueblo welcomes gay youth to new drop-in center
News - Published on: June 10, 2010
The Center finally gets its reply on youth data, two years later
Video - Published on: May 8, 2010
SMYAL, Michelle Raymond and Private Tails perform at DC's 2010 Youth Pride festival
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 29, 2010
Hometown boy's return benefits LGBTQ youth
News - Published on: Apr 23, 2010
Expected rain pushes annual festival from April 24 to May 1
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 22, 2010
From American to the University of Maryland, we look at nine area universities and gauge their gay and lesbian climates.
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 22, 2010
Welcome to the 14th Annual Youth Pride Day!
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 22, 2010
Youth Pride Guide 2010
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 22, 2010
The Official Guide to the Events, Awards & Entertainment Surrounding the 14th Annual Youth Pride Day
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 22, 2010
Youth Pride Guide 2010
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 22, 2010
Youth Pride Guide 2010
Video - Published on: Apr 13, 2010
''Real World'' castmember talks about his work with HRC, his bisexuality, coming out to his mother and the importance of PFLAG
News - Published on: Mar 10, 2010
Local LGBT students not included in national CDC survey of risk behaviors; District did not achieve adequate response rate for surveys
Film - Published on: Jan 7, 2010
Youth in Revolt is obsessed with sex, sex, sex, while Crazy Heart offers washed-up redemption, country style
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 26, 2009
Adam Tenner of Metro TeenAIDS greets this year's World AIDS Day with newfound optimism
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 24, 2009
With a new book, Judy Shepard continues her unwavering fight for equality and compassion
News - Published on: Sept 10, 2009
Tennis tourney will raise money for GLBT youth
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 27, 2009
SMYAL's Andrew Barnett leads the way for local GLBT youth
News - Published on: May 28, 2009
SMYAL hosts women's networking event at HRC
Opinion - Published on: Apr 30, 2009
Commentary: Center Field
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 30, 2009
Youth Pride welcomes the young with rays and rhythms
News - Published on: Apr 23, 2009
Youth Pride Day returns to P Street Beach for an afternoon of celebration and entertainment
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 19, 2009
Local PFLAG chapter celebrates support with honors, thrills with gala auction and celebrities
News - Published on: Mar 5, 2009
SMYAL names acting executive director to permanent spot
News - Published on: Dec 11, 2008
''Listen'' event mines young gay men's experiences around HIV
News - Published on: July 31, 2008
Team DC recognizes three out student athletes with scholarships
Pride Guide - Published on: June 5, 2008
2008 Capital Pride
Pride Guide - Published on: June 5, 2008
2008 Capital Pride
News - Published on: May 22, 2008
D.C.'s first transitional home for GLBT youth to open June 1
News - Published on: May 15, 2008
Groups join to protect GLBT students in Arlington
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 24, 2008
Youth Pride Guide 2008
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 24, 2008
Youth Pride Alliance Honors Allied in Pride, Pat Corbett, Darby Hickey
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 24, 2008
Youth Pride Guide 2008
News - Published on: Mar 27, 2008
The DC Center's Sessa sees slow acknowledgement of gay-related student data
News - Published on: Feb 28, 2008
GLSEN holds memorial for slain youth
News - Published on: Jan 31, 2008
Youth Conference Opens Registration
News - Published on: Nov 1, 2007
SMYAL's annual brunch raises money for -- and awareness of -- its youth center
News - Published on: Oct 11, 2007
Youth Pride Alliance scholarship benefit to be held October 20 on17th Street in DC
News - Published on: Aug 16, 2007
Stein Club gets assorted answers but few hard commitments from Rhee
News - Published on: Aug 2, 2007
DCPS educators gather to keep queer kids safe
News - Published on: July 5, 2007
National anti-bullying legislation is launched
News - Published on: June 21, 2007
Montgomery County, MD launches gay-inclusive sex-ed curriculum
Pride Guide - Published on: June 4, 2007
Capital Pride 2007: Community Partners
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 24, 2007
'College Hill' star, Ray Cunningham , to host forum geared toward youth
News - Published on: May 10, 2007
AIDS Walk asks students to write about stopping spread of HIV/AIDS in their community
News - Published on: May 3, 2007
Craig Bowman Leaves National Youth Advocacy Coalition
Feature Story - Published on: May 3, 2007
A View from DC's Youth Pride Day 2007
News - Published on: Apr 26, 2007
SMYAL announces new ED, SLDN bids farewell to co-founder
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 19, 2007
Youth Pride Alliance: Our Mission and Board of Directors
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 19, 2007
Youth Pride Day 2007
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 19, 2007
Youth Pride Day 2007: Profiles of Darlene Nipper, Cheryl Spector, and City at Peace's Elizabeth Gill
News - Published on: Apr 12, 2007
Gay rights opponents ask parents to keep kids out of school on Day of Silence
News - Published on: Mar 15, 2007
Opposing groups react to Montgomery County's sex-ed pilot program
News - Published on: Feb 15, 2007
Suicide of two young girls highlights the hurdles faced by gay youth
News - Published on: Feb 8, 2007
Councilman Graham's legislation to review safety of youth-oriented nightclubs. DC Rape Crisis Center creates GLBT-focused groups
News - Published on: Feb 1, 2007
Teen murder opens discussion about changes to Washington's nightlife policies for underage patrons
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 31, 2006
Darlene Nipper ponders the end of her appointment as the mayor's liaison the GLBT community, her call to God, and the state of gay D.C.
News - Published on: Aug 17, 2006
Circuit party organizers to distribute $30,000 to gay community groups
News - Published on: Apr 20, 2006
Youth Pride Turns 10
News - Published on: Apr 13, 2006
A community forum and a new report examine the hardships faced by the city's GLBT youth
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 1, 2005
Metro TeenAIDS
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 17, 2005
The organization advocating for LGBTIQ youth turns another corner with Bruce Weiss at the helm
Community Profile - Published on: Aug 25, 2005
A Community Profile
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 21, 2005
The next generation gears up for Youth Pride
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 21, 2005
Youth Pride Day 2005 grows for a new generation
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 21, 2005
Events and Celebrations
Clublife - Published on: Mar 31, 2005
Queens lip-sync their hearts out to benefit GLBT youth programs
Community Profile - Published on: Apr 15, 2004
A Community Profile
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 4, 2003
Suspended MD high school student discusses effects of her same-sex kiss controversy
Feature Story - Published on: Dec 4, 2003
PFLAG's Executive Director talks about 30th Anniversary of support and education
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 17, 2003
Out in the Park with Youth Pride
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 10, 2003
Youth Pride 2003
Feature Story - Published on: Mar 27, 2003
The Family Values of PFLAG's Sheron Rosen
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 30, 2003
Brother, Help Thyself presents its annual grants
Feature Story - Published on: July 11, 2002
Chris Beckman Finds Himself Out in the Real World
Feature Story - Published on: May 9, 2002
Author Jamie O'Neill discusses his gay novel ''At Swim, Two Boys''
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 11, 2002
The MW Interview
Feature Story - Published on: Sept 23, 1999
Danny Pintauro on growing up as a TV child actor, and the reaction of his 'Who's the Boss?' co-stars on his coming out gay in the 'National Enquirer'