Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing. The organization operates a 24/7 hotline (678-856-7825), a Youth Center, a 6-bed 90 day housing facility, and 3-6 month host home program.
Lost-n-Found is Atlanta’s only nonprofit agency actively working to take homeless LGBT youth off the street. Their Outreach Director, Art Izzard, will be our speaker. After our speaker’s comments, we will break for refreshments and then join an hour of small support circles, each led by a trained facilitator.
When: Sunday, March 16, 2014 02:30 pm – 5:00pm
Where: St. Mark United Methodist Church (UMC) Church Bldg (entry from halfway down 5th St)
Free and plentiful parking is available in the St. Mark UMC on-site parking lot. Traffic is generally very light in town on Sunday afternoons. Look for signs to indicate parking locations during PFLAG meeting times. Parking entry from 5th street (elderly/disabled parking only) and from Juniper south of 5th St (general parking).
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I am Marcel Neergaard, and I am 11 years old. This year I was homeschooled for sixth grade because of severe bullying. If I had gone back to public school, there is a great possibility that I would have taken my own life. That possibility would have grown if a certain bill introduced in my home state of Tennessee had passed into law. This bill was known as the “don’t say gay” bill. Though that bill never became a law, Oak Ridge’s own representative, John Ragan, introduced a new version of the Classroom Protection Act. It is the “don’t say gay” bill, just more homophobic. While he crafted this horrifying bill, he received an award. I wrote a petition to take a stand against this.
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Link to this article: http://www.pflagatl.org/2013/06/11-year-old-marcel-neergaard-taking-a-stand-against-anti-gay-bullying-with-video/