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UPDATE:  VICTORY!  Last week, James and other activists in Texas met with their policy makers to protest the Zedler 1 anti-gay amendment, including delivering your signatures in person to Texas’ legislature.  And on Thursday 4/4, the amendment was withdrawn.  We got them off our backpacks and funding for the centers is safe.  Great job!

This is a featured post from Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter President James Lee!

My name is James Lee and growing up in Rio Grande Valley Texas, I was taught that being gay was wrong. I …

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by Amanda Wake, Forward Together Youth Organizing Manager

It’s safe to say that almost everyone is going to feel the outcomes of the election on Today. Whether it’s personal, because of a local school board election, a state proposition or the Presidential run off, we all have something at stake. And even though they aren’t old enough to vote, youth may feel it the most. But their age isn’t keeping young people from getting involved in the election and making sure that their voice is being heard.

Wednesday, October …

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In California, young people are working to make comprehensive sex education a reality in their state.  California’s state sex ed leadership council, a project of Advocates for Youth and Forward Together, leads the work of a statewide youth activist network that advocates for comprehensive sexual health education.

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by Eddie Chao, Fiona Tang, Sidhartha Taruc, and Trang Vo of Forward Together Youth

Remember when we brought you 20 Condoms, that catchy safer sex jam that got you singing along to the tune of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop? Well, we’ve done it again! We’re gearing up to release our 2nd video THIS FRIDAY and want YOU to help us lead a conversation about safer sex by and for young people.

Social media is a way youth can spread information through a medium they’re experts in, which is …

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Make videos!

Forward Together youth are excited to present their brand new video series… Sex Ed: the Saga!

Sex Ed: the Saga is a video series created by and for youth and is a way for young people to lead conversations that adults don’t always know how to have with us. Forward Together Youth are aiming to get young people, caregivers, teachers, and mentors to start conversations on the topics often left at the door.

The first video they’ve released is “20 Condoms,” a sex positive, protection-endorsing riff on Macklemore and Ryan

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After the Boy Scouts announced earlier this week that they would allow openly gay scouts to remain in the program, but would refuse to accept gay and lesbian adult leaders, the California senate hit them back–by taking away their tax-exempt status.

Boy Scouts of America is a non-profit organization that does not have to pay taxes to the government because of the service that they do for the youth of America which, up until recently, did not include openly gay or queer youth. BSA’s decision, which was …

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I think comdoms are wonderful they protect you from many many STI’s

they come in a lot of colours and flavours for sexual intercourse i couldn’t find any better creation ever…

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Hey San Diego & surrounding area LGBTQ Youth & Young Adults- Mark your calendars for the 2013 Y.E.S. San Diego event on October 5th, 2013. To keep up on information, sign up at yessandiegosummit@gmail.com !…