This blog post is part of the Sex Ed Road Trip, a blog series uplifting youth activists work from across the country working towards comprehensive sex education. Today’s stop is in Alabama!
Alabama Alliance for Healthy Youth (AA4HY) has been hard at work this year organizing their communities around sexual health education at the state level. Last month AA4HY held their 3rd annual Youth Advocacy Day, where over 40 young people from across the state met with legislators to advocate for HB252 – a bill that would remove homophobic language from Alabama’s sex education law.
Here is a quote from Quincy, AA4HY council member on how their advocacy has had an impact on his life.
“Advocacy has opened the door to a new fire passion for me. I’ve learned to be more comfortable with talking to people in my community. I’m more comfortable talking to other students about social injustices that exist today and more importantly I’m more comfortable with myself.” Quincy, council member of Alabama Alliance for Healthy Youth
Want to know more about advocacy work in Alabama? Click here for the full video blog.