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Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth & Their Allies & Creating Inclusive Communities.

Sarasota & Manatee Counties, Florida

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Upcoming Events

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Expressions Exhibition

Tickets on sale now! Learn more about the event here.

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Weekly Parent Support Group

Every Thursday at our Manatee Center! For more details, email

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Weekly Gender Identity Peer Support Group

Every Tuesday at our Sarasota Center!

ALSO Youth

ALSO Youth was created in 1992 by individuals who were alarmed at the statistics documenting high rates of suicide among gay and lesbian teens. In cooperation with other local organizations such as Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG); Planned Parenthood; and YMCA Youth and Family Services, volunteers were recruited to conduct a support group for Sarasota area youth. Upon realizing that more comprehensive services were needed throughout the community, ALSO’s founders initiated contact with school officials and implemented a training program for educators. The types of services and numbers of youth and community members served have steadily increased.

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