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Promotes and supports self-confident, healthy, productive lives for LGBTQ youth as they journey from adolescence into adulthood.
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Capitol Hill drop-in center. SMYAL provides life skills and employment readiness programs, individual and group counseling, arts workshops, HIV, substance abuse and tobacco prevention groups, HIV counseling and testing as well as fun social activities.

News & Arts Articles

News - Published on: Mar 27, 2014
SMYAL's longtime leader stepping down to pursue academic goals
News - Published on: Jan 30, 2014
Local support organization Brother, Help Thyself awards more than $75,000 to assist area nonprofits
News - Published on: Dec 10, 2013
Young Donors Committee offers second annual ''SMYAL for the Holidays'' fundraiser, Dec. 12
News - Published on: Feb 1, 2013
Local organization awards more than $80,000 to area nonprofits at annual ceremony in Baltimore
News - Published on: Dec 26, 2012
After 13 years, Peterson retiring from LGBT youth group's board
News - Published on: Nov 29, 2012
Advocates, DHS representatives say bill is a good starting point for LGBT youth, but needs revisions
Video - Published on: Oct 7, 2012
Video LGBT youth fundraiser, SMYAL Fall Brunch 2012
News - Published on: June 21, 2012
Activists say personal education, honesty, patient-doctor relationships crucial to LGBT health
Poll - Published on: Apr 26, 2012
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News - Published on: Apr 19, 2012
Longest-running LGBT advocacy organization to honor individuals, organizations promoting equality
Opinion - Published on: Feb 2, 2012
As a child, I learned that being gay meant being alone; as a gay man, my community has taught me a better lesson
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 12, 2012
Mid-Atlantic Leather 2012: BHT's charitable giving
Music - Published on: Nov 10, 2011
Kimya Dawson shares songs of a life falling apart, and putting it back together
News - Published on: May 19, 2011
Verizon award to help SMYAL foster healthy relationships for LGBT youth
News - Published on: Feb 3, 2011
SMYAL releases new report adding to calls for increased support for LGBT youth
Events - Published on: Jan 19, 2011
Fashion show at Town raises money for Trevor Project, Capital Queer Prom
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 5, 2011
Where to volunteer for gay, lesbian, bi and trans organizations in the DC region
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 18, 2010
Arena Stage forum with playwright Moises Kaufman, actors from Tectonic, and SMYAL's Andrew Barnett
Feature Story - Published on: Oct 21, 2010
GLSEN and SMYAL work to make things better for LGBTQ youth
News - Published on: Oct 21, 2010
Some gay leaders assess departing DCPS chancellor's tenure
Video - Published on: Oct 20, 2010
Andrew Barnett and several young people share their opinions and support
News - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
Locals react and respond to suicides and LGBT bullying
Opinion - Published on: Oct 7, 2010
We can't forget that life can still be hard for LGBT youth
News - Published on: May 20, 2010
Capital Pride loses festival main stage headliner, citing medical reasons
Video - Published on: May 16, 2010
Metro Weekly honors activists and artists with the second annual Next Generation Awards
News - Published on: May 12, 2010
LGBT youth activist and SMYAL employee Tyrone Hanley violently attacked and robbed at 17th and P
Video - Published on: May 8, 2010
SMYAL, Michelle Raymond and Private Tails perform at DC's 2010 Youth Pride festival
News - Published on: May 7, 2010
Local singer to headline 2010 Capital Pride Festival
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 29, 2010
Hometown boy's return benefits LGBTQ youth
Video - Published on: Apr 13, 2010
''Real World'' castmember talks about his work with HRC, his bisexuality, coming out to his mother and the importance of PFLAG
News - Published on: Apr 8, 2010
DC Trans Coalition calls on the trans community to join them for a meal with meaning, indentifying goals in the coming year
Feature Story - Published on: Aug 27, 2009
SMYAL's Andrew Barnett leads the way for local GLBT youth
News - Published on: Aug 3, 2009
Local vigil honors youth-center shooting victims
News - Published on: May 28, 2009
SMYAL hosts women's networking event at HRC
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 30, 2009
Youth Pride welcomes the young with rays and rhythms
News - Published on: Mar 5, 2009
SMYAL names acting executive director to permanent spot
News - Published on: Sept 25, 2008
SMYAL readies for 11th Annual Fall Brunch
News - Published on: May 29, 2008
Questions follow departure of director, loss of funding
News - Published on: May 22, 2008
Health reasons cited
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 24, 2008
Youth Pride Guide 2008
Youth Pride Guide - Published on: Apr 24, 2008
Youth Pride Alliance Honors Allied in Pride, Pat Corbett, Darby Hickey
News - Published on: Jan 24, 2008
Charity benefits from successful tournament
News - Published on: Dec 27, 2007
GLBT youth group shows increase in assets, decrease in liabilities
News - Published on: Dec 6, 2007
Forum looks at perceived spike in D.C. hate crimes
News - Published on: Nov 1, 2007
SMYAL's annual brunch raises money for -- and awareness of -- its youth center
News - Published on: Aug 2, 2007
DCPS educators gather to keep queer kids safe
Black Pride Guide - Published on: May 24, 2007
'College Hill' star, Ray Cunningham , to host forum geared toward youth
Feature Story - Published on: May 3, 2007
A View from DC's Youth Pride Day 2007
News - Published on: Apr 26, 2007
SMYAL announces new ED, SLDN bids farewell to co-founder
News - Published on: Feb 15, 2007
Suicide of two young girls highlights the hurdles faced by gay youth
News - Published on: Jan 25, 2007
Local Briefs
News - Published on: Apr 13, 2006
A community forum and a new report examine the hardships faced by the city's GLBT youth
Feature Story - Published on: Nov 17, 2005
The organization advocating for LGBTIQ youth turns another corner with Bruce Weiss at the helm
Feature Story - Published on: July 7, 2005
A grassroots alliance gains momentum in its fight against methamphetamines
News - Published on: May 26, 2005
Leather community holds panel to discuss a 'Tina' drug crisis
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 21, 2005
The next generation gears up for Youth Pride
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 21, 2005
Youth Pride Day 2005 grows for a new generation
Clublife - Published on: Mar 31, 2005
Queens lip-sync their hearts out to benefit GLBT youth programs
Film - Published on: Mar 3, 2005
Horrormeister Wes Craven's latest, 'Cursed,' is a werewolf howler with no bite or bark. It's completely scream free.
Feature Story - Published on: Apr 17, 2003
Out in the Park with Youth Pride
Feature Story - Published on: Jan 30, 2003
Brother, Help Thyself presents its annual grants