For #SpiritDay we’re proud to #GoPurple in support of #LGBTQ youth! Make an IMPACT in your community today by standing up & speaking out.

For #SpiritDay we’re proud to #GoPurple in support of #LGBTQ youth! Make an IMPACT in your community today by standing up & speaking out.

Yes, LGBTQ youth need access to quality sexual health information!

Yes, LGBTQ youth need access to quality sexual health information!

Check out this uplifting video on sports and LGBTQ folks.

Happy Friday!

It’s that time of the year again!! 

Time to get out, have some fun, and, most importantly, show your pride for the LGBTQ community! Check out our new video portraying Chicago’s 2014 pride.

This year we asked folks how they make an IMPACT on the community (who doesn’t love a little word play?).  People feel and express pride in different ways, and this question helped illustrate that.

Folks were joyous and offered some great responses – I make an IMPACT by:

“Spreading kindness”
“Being out and PROUD!!”
“Loving our friends, no matter what.”
“Making sure there is a Gay Straight Alliance in every Illinois school”

It was amazing to see everyone being proud and letting us know how they make an impact on the community!!

Until next year, stay awesome and proud.

"If we want to end internalized homophobia, we need to first end homophobia," she says. "It’s as simple as that."

~ Dr. Birkett

(Source: pozmagazine)

"For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again."

— F. Scott Fitzgerald (via un-exotic)

(Source: nuclearharvest, via thegayya)

Here is a snippet of what is going on at the 20th International AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia via Twitter.

pozmagazine:

Check Out POZ Mag’s Continuing Coverage of #AIDS2014
We’re working hard in both Melbourne and NYC to help bring you all the latest research, advocacy, policy and news from the 20th International AIDS Conference.

pozmagazine:

Check Out POZ Mag’s Continuing Coverage of #AIDS2014

We’re working hard in both Melbourne and NYC to help bring you all the latest research, advocacy, policy and news from the 20th International AIDS Conference.

glsen:

gaywrites:

It’s official! President Obama has signed an executive order granting workplace equality to LGBT federal workers. This is a historic day — but we’re not done yet. Next up, let’s enact workplace protections for every LGBT employee, everywhere in the country. 

Check out GLSEN’s statement on this important event here