Local & National Resources
If you're young and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQQ), you know that there are times when the people around you can leave you hanging and looking for help. Along with all that YouthPride has to offer, here is a list of online resources to assist you.
The purpose of GSSC is to eliminate heterosexism and homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in Georgia schools by educating school personnel on issues affecting LGBTQQ students and families.
Human Rights Campaign
GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian, Student, Educational Network
The Rainbow Center
In 1998, the David Bohnett Foundation provided the funding for the first CyberCenter at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. Since its inception, more than 40 other David Bohnett CyberCenters (DBCC) have opened across the United States, including one in Atlanta -- at the YouthPride Center.
YouthPride was awarded a $29,000 grant in September, 2005 to establish the CyberCenter and three months later the YouthPride CyberCenter opened its doors to metro Atlanta's GLBTQ youth, ages 13 to 24 years old.
The YouthPride CyberCenter is comprised of eight individual computer stations, all equipped with IBM computers and flat-screen monitors. All computers are linked to a high-quality printer. The grant also enabled YouthPride to purchase new desks for each workstation, along with “executive-style” chairs. The CyberCenter also has wireless access for laptop usage.
Members can use the computers, free of charge, to create resumes, work on school projects, seek employment, submit college applications online, search the internet, access health information, or simply chat with their school buddies online.
The staff is in the process of implementing computer training classes for members and plans to start offering free classes in the Fall.
YouthPride is very grateful to the David Bohnett Foundation for its generous support to help enhance the lives of metro Atlanta’s GLBTQ youth. We thank the Foundation for their support and their vision to "improve society through social activism."
At YouthPride, confidential HIV Testing is available FREE (up to age 24) every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:00-6:30pm and at special events as advertised. Testing is made available by a partnership with STAND, Inc. Testing includes individual counseling before and after the test, results are given the same day (usually within 15 minutes!). For other testing sites in the area, see the listing maintained by AID Atlanta.
A lot of young people still don't think they are personally at risk. At the same time, the success of new HIV/AIDS treatments has made some people think they don't need to protect themselves -- a mistake that can have tragic results.
HIV Testing at YP - The Basics
You know you want to get tested for HIV, but you're unsure how to go about it, or what options are available to you. You may wonder who will find out or where your HIV status will be recorded. You might want to know your results quickly or are willing to wait a while. You might also wonder about cost and if you'll be able to afford it. Fortunately, YouthPride is one resource for those wanting free, confidential testing with fast results. For more information about testing options, you can contact YouthPride at 404-449-5406 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
--Published by the CDC
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