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

Sarasota & Manatee

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Upcoming Events

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Manatee Pride Festival

Manatee Pride is back on March 11, 2023!

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ALSO Youth Annual Prom

Registration is open now! Click the image to reserve your spot.

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Weekly Parent Support Group

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

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Weekly General Peer Support Group

Every Friday at out Sarasota Center!

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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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​At ALSO Youth we believe that you should celebrate who you are, what makes you unique and why you matter.

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ALSO Amazon Wishlist

As ALSO Youth continues to grow and offer more services our in-kind donations must grow with it. Please click the wishlist button below to see what we need.

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