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[Video] LGBTQ youth of color to ‘Ignite’ activism in Atlanta Sept. 14-16


More than 150 LGBTQ young people of color from states in the Deep South are gathering in Atlanta this weekend for the first-ever “Ignite 2012 Queer and Trans Youth of Color Convening”  that will include networking, workshops, resources and, perhaps most important of all, providing a place for LGBTQ young people living in rural communities to realize they are not alone.

Organized by Atlanta-based SPARK, which works for reproductive justice in Georgia and the South, the convening will bring together youth from Virginia, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, New Orleans, Tennessee and Texas as well as Georgia.

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What is available to homeless LGBTQ youth in Atlanta?

Join members of Lost-n-Found Youth and JustUs ATL today at Charis Books & More to discuss what options are available to homeless LGBTQ youth in Atlanta.

The discussion is set for 7:30-9 p.m. at Charis in Little Five Points and is open to the public.

Lost-n-Found Youth was formed late last year to provide emergency shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth — those who were on the streets and needed a bed and shelter immediately. The issue the organization is facing now, however, is that it does not have enough room to house all the youth in need, according to organizers.

JustUs ATL is a youth-led organization that was formed earlier this year as an organization that is completely run and managed by young people ages 13-28.

From the Facebook invite for tonight's event: