A new Voice & Communication group for Trans* Youth & Young Adults in Chicago is launching soon.
We make a difference in so many different ways, including being out and visible and joining up with other movements to work towards justice for everyone. We interviewed folks at Pride and Dyke March this year to see what they do to make a difference, so check it out, and think about what it means to you!
LGBT youth talk about what a healthy and happy relationship looks like
Whether you call them your bff, your buddies, or your homie, friends are important people in our lives. What do you think makes a good friend? And what do you do to be a good friend in return?
Here are a few good answers, brought to you directly from Chicago Pride 2011:
We love it because it’s active and about all of us coming together, working together, and celebrating our greatness! Preach on, brother, and let all our identities have voice and importance.
This year at Pride our “I heart my sexuality” campaign was back again! The focus for 2011 is “Community in Action” because engaging in advocacy for our community stems at least partially from a sense of self-esteem and pride that leads us to seek out greater equality for our community.
We captured many of the ways that our LGBTQ community makes a difference in our world. At PrideFest and Dyke March we video-taped community responses to questions that explore what people love about their sexuality, why they’re a hero, and more.
Here’s our first Pride 2011 video, hot off the editing block! Let’s celebrate all our young LGBTQ heroes!!
For more information about Community in Action and to see everyone’s answers on why they love their sexuality, check out our Pride 2011 page!
The third Dyke March Diaries entry is about things that we love. Some of us love women, some love men, some love all genders, and we all love to make love safely!
The Chicago Dyke March is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, and transgender resilience that takes place every year during the Chicago Pride Festival. IMPACT Program joined the celebration in June, 2010 and interviewed some of the participating marchers to ask them about their experiences as a part of the LGBTQ community. They are real people with real experiences, and these are their stories. Check out all three! (Dyke March Diaries videos created and edited by Beverly Caluza)
The second Dyke March Diaries entry is about some of the different sexual identities that are included in the LGBTQ community. It is important to embrace your sexuality as you define it. Be proud, be confident, be you!
The Chicago Dyke March is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, and transgender resilience that takes place every year during the Chicago Pride Festival. IMPACT Program joined the celebration in June, 2010 and interviewed some of the participating marchers to ask them about their experiences as a part of the LGBTQ community. They are real people with real experiences, and these are their stories. (Video created and edited by Beverly Caluza)
What about other gender identities? Check out our Gender Identities & Expressions Map for an interactive look at Gender!
Coming Out: The first Dyke March Diaries entry talks about the coming out process for LGBTQ people.
We received such a great response from our condom video. Many of you also had questions about lube, so we decided to make a video to share some information about lube choices that are safe to use with condoms.
DuBois, S. N., Emerson, E., & Mustanski, B. (2010). Condom-Related Problems Among a Racially Diverse Sample of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS & Behavior. http://www.springerlink.com/content/9w74379505567502/
Please note: Any statistical data cited in our videos is accurate at the time of publishing.