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Bradenton Herald: Manatee County officials deny funding to LGBTQ+ program for kids’ mental health

Executive Director, Becky McDonough, sits down with the Bradenton Herald to discuss Manatee County officials voting to block funding for mental health counseling program for LGBTQ children in the Bradenton area.

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Suncoast View: Providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ members at Also Youth

Executive Director, Becky McDonough, speaks with Suncoast View about ALSO Youth's services and upcoming event, Give OUT Day.

ABC7: Open hearts and safe spaces for LGBTQ people at ALSO Youth, Trinity Church MCC

Olivia Tooker, ALSO Youth Program Manager, speaks to ABC7 in reaction to the recent spike in LGBTQ+ issues nationwide.

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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.


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.


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.


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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