Apr 3, 2013
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 And on Thursday 4/4, the amendment was withdrawn.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. …
Nov 6, 2012
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 …
Oct 7, 2012
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.
Feb 28, 2015
We have been hearing, noticing and witnessing different types of restrictions that are imposed on women during her periods. She is not allowed to cook and eat healthy foods and completely restricted in the religious ceremony as they are tagged “impure”. But, this kind of restrictions takes a bigger form in some rural parts of Nepal. This practice is named as “Chhaupadi”.
Chhaupadi is taken as a tradition in which girls and women are made to live in the makeshift huts or cowsheds while they are menstruating, out of …
Aug 14, 2014
Looking through the endless list of romance films, you’re sure to find a rather broad variety. Rom-com? Duh. Drama? Obviously. Quirky romance? Done, done and done. The list of possible subgenres is far from shocking. On top of that, what’s even less surprising in most of these films is the fact that the two lovebirds are almost always straight.
Sure, there may be a LGBTQ character or couple in the film, but they’re almost always a secondary character, and even more importantly, they are usually present as some sort …
Oct 16, 2013
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 …
Aug 8, 2013
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 …
Jun 1, 2013
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 …