June 5, 2020         
Sandy Kirk, a Leading Expert on Reconciling Fathers and Sons, is Available for Pre-Father's Day Interviews   •   Gynesonics Announces Publications on Healthcare Economic Analyses Demonstrating Significant Facility and Payer Cost Savings When   •   Point3 Security Sponsors WomenHackerz WHackzCon 2020   •   Farmers Insurance® Awards Grant to Los Angeles Urban League to Help Empower Communities and Further Long-Term Sustainable Ch   •   Prem Rawat Foundation Supports Sustainable Food Initiative in Ecuador   •   Elite Men's Fashion and Bespoke Suit Designer 'CJ Custom Clothiers' Named and Honored in Best-of-Memphis™ Series   •   A Message From the National Black MBA Association® on America’s Unfinished Business   •   New Membership Community Launches for Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy   •   The BE KIND American Adventure Virtual Field Trip Is About to Take Flight as The Be Kind People Project Takes Summer Camp in a N   •   “Black Communities Deserve Better”: The Ontario Government’s Plan to Fight Racism Falls Short, Says CUPE Ontar   •   P&G to Webcast Presentation From the Deutsche Bank dbAccess Global Consumer Conference, June 11   •   PBS to Address Race and Racism in America Through Broadcast and Streaming Content   •   Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Releases Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter Protests, Calls for Police Reform Meas   •   Adam4Adam Raises $10,000 For The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)   •   NYU Winthrop Physician Authors COVID-19 Safety Recommendations, Aim To Reduce Deaths Among At-Risk Elderly in Nursing Homes   •   Root Launches Homeowners Insurance   •   Hillcrest, Serving A Vulnerable Population, Keeps Residents Smiling Behind Their Masks During The COVID-19 Lockdown   •   MillionaireMatch, A Millionaire Dating Site For Elite Singles, Announces New “Extra Privacy” Agreement To Ensure Pri   •   Beyond Spots & Dots Launches $15,000 Women-to-Women Grant Program   •   Statement from MOBB United on Charges Filed in Floyd Case, Call to Action
Bookmark and Share

Rutgers Expands Gay Youth Outreach Program

NEWARK, NJ -  Answer, a national sexuality education organization based at RutgersUniversity, has announced the launch of a new, expanded section of their award-winning teen Web site, Sexetc.org, that includes the most up-to-date resources on issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young people. 

 

“Far too often, the only discussions relating to LGBTQ youth are about suicide rates, drug and alcohol use and HIV—all of which paint very negative pictures of what it means to be LGBTQ,” says Elizabeth Schroeder, Answer’s executive director. 

 

“Our goal with this expanded area of Sexetc.org is to offer sexuality-related information and resources that both support LGBTQ youth who are struggling with who they are and celebrate what it means to be LGBTQ.”  Funding for the site comes from the New York City-based H. van Ameringen Foundation.

 

All of the new resources can be found at sexetc.org/topic/lgbtq. They include stories, links to the discussion forums, blog posts, quizzes, Web sites, hotlines, and books—as well as a gallery of famous LGBTQ faces.  This gallery includes both LGBTQ leaders, as well as politicians, entertainers, artists, educators and sports figures who also happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender.

 

According to Schroeder, a unique aspect of the expanded LGBTQ area of Sexetc.org is a focus on individuals who are not LGBTQ but who wish to be allies to friends or family members who are.  “Just like with any disenfranchised community, LGBTQ people need the folks who are not LGBTQ to lend their support.  But there aren’t many resources to help people become allies.”  That is, until now.  Sexetc.org now features a guide for people who are not LGBTQ but who want to celebrate and support people who are.

 

Answer’s mission is to provide and promote comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them.  Says Schroeder, “While our national programs have always paid close attention to the needs of LGBTQ young people, at this time in our history much more needs to be done.”  She is referring to the recent national attention on bullying of young people who are or perceived to be LGBTQ that included the suicide of RutgersUniversity student Tyler Clementi after he was bullied by his roommate.

 

“Negative feelings toward LGBTQ people are just like any other prejudice,” she says.  “Prejudice comes from ignorance; ignorance breeds fear; fear can cause irrational, often hateful behavior.  The only cure to ignorance is information and education—and that’s what Answer’s mission is all about.”

 

 

Answer is an award-wining national organization based at RutgersUniversity that is dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them. Its ongoing programs include the national Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project, which reaches hundreds of thousands of teens with teen-written sexual health information through the Sex, Etc. magazine and Web site, Sexetc.org; and the Sexuality Education Training Initiative, which provides training, resources and technical assistance to more than 5,000 educational professionals per year. To learn more about Answer, log on to http://answer.rutgers.edu


STORY TAGS: GENERAL, BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, LATINO NEWS, HISPANIC NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News