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All posts tagged "smyal"

  • SMYAL to host discussion panel on factors leading to LGBT youth suicides

    The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), the D.C. organization advocating for sexual-minority youth, is partnering with ''1 Lyfe @ A Time'' to host a...

  • Solitary Confinement

    After coming out to my mother during college, she and I entered into one of those melancholy conversations familiar to so many of us who...

  • Leather Heart, Warm Heart

    As the director of development for Charlie's Place at St. Margaret's, local folk-singer favorite Tom Goss has to keep his eye on the dollars that...

  • Grant for Good

    Verizon Wireless and the Verizon Foundation announced May 13 that they have awarded a $20,000 grant to D.C.'s Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) to...

  • Call for Action

    The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL), an organization dedicated to the needs of LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 21 in the D.C. area, is...

  • Helping Out

    If you know you want to help, but you're not sure exactly where to start, look to The Center, the D.C. area's LGBT community center....

  • The Legacy of Laramie

    As part of the Arena Stage productions of The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Metro Weekly and Arena Stage will host...

  • SMYAL Youth address recent LGBTQ suicides [video]

    Metro Weekly reporter Justin Stewart talks with Andrew Barnett, executive director of D.C.'s Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) and several SMYAL youths about the...

  • Rhee Recap

    Michelle Rhee has been a controversial figure in D.C. politics since her appointment as D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) chancellor by Mayor Adrian Fenty in June...

  • Helping Hands

    ''It has been unbelievably painful to have these kind of daily reminders,'' Eliza Byard, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Student Education Network (GLSEN),...

  • Getting Better

    The first time I wanted to kill myself was eighth grade. The incident leading up to that was a rather convoluted one, but the short...

  • Blowback on Bullying

    Every 18 minutes, one person ''completes'' suicide. ''We use the word 'completed' rather than 'committed' because committed makes it sound like a crime and that...

  • Meet the Next Generation [video]

    Meet the winners of the 2010 Metro Weekly Next Generation Awards: Hyacinth Alvaran, Andrew Barnett, Harjant Gill and Amy Loudermilk. The annual Next Generation Awards...

  • Activist Attacked

    Tyrone Hanley has lost his memory. Not all of it, just the hours between sometime Friday afternoon, April 30, to the next day when he...

  • Youth Pride Day on Stage [video]

    SMYAL dancers vogue, duckwalk and Shablam! on stage at Youth Pride 2010: Michelle Raymond performs an acoustic version ''Umbrella'' for Youth Pride