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As LGBTQ+ Floridians face new threats, locals point to education. ‘Language is so important’

Our Outreach Coordinator, Christine, speaks on the importance of education and inclusivity regarding LGBTQ+ language.

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ALSO Youth Names New Executive Director

ALSO Youth introduces our new Executive Director, Dr. Becky McDonough.

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Sarasota County school guidelines on gender issues under review as new law is signed

Under the bill signed by the governor this week, parents would be notified anytime a student wishes to be called by a gender pronoun that differs from their birth sex.

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Manatee Pride Brings LGBTQ Community Together In Bradenton

Hundreds of members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies gathered for Manatee Pride, hosted Saturday at Bradenton Riverwalk by ALSO Youth.

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Manatee County holds 7th annual PRIDE celebration

Manatee Pride brings out more than a thousand people every year. Many have said the celebration is needed now more than ever.

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Sarasota's LGBTQ community waves 700-foot pride flag in opposition to 'Don't Say Gay' bill

Hundreds of LGBTQ residents and their supporters rallied and waved a 700-foot LGBTQ pride flag over the Ringling Bridge in Sarasota Sunday in opposition to Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill.

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Just Dance: Inclusive Organizations Bring Fashion and Prom to LGBTQ Youth

ALSO Youth will be hosting their annual prom this February. ALSO Prom provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth to express themselves and connect with other youth.

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Mary Tavarozzi Gives LGBTQ Youth a Place to Socialize

ALSO Youth's president, Mary Tavarozzi, awarded the Unity Award by Sarasota Magazine

“I wanted to make sure Florida youth didn’t become a statistic in terms of self-harm or addiction or homelessness. I want them to know they can live life out and proud here.”

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ALSO Youth launches ALSO, Jr.

Watermark article about the launch of our new Junior program for LGBTQ+ Youth, ages 10-12.

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