Welcome to The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth
The Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth provides mental health and care coordination services, leadership development, and policy advocacy that centers the lives and experiences of GLBTQ youth in South Florida.
We serve, nurture, and empower GLBTQ youth, their families, and their communities while advocating for the equal rights and equitable treatment of young people in affirmation of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth was founded in 2006 due to the lack of service provision and resources for GLBTQ youth in Miami-Dade County. In 2008, we implemented a comprehensive service continuum for prevention and early intervention to protect the development of self-identity for all adolescents. Today, The Alliance successfully provides innovative services that respond to the individual and family level crisis, in addition to the societal and policy marginalization of GLBTQ youth.
Our programming is designed to support GLBTQ youth, families, and their communities. We provide care coordination services; family advocacy and support; education and awareness activities; practice and evidence-based research development; youth enrichment activities for GLBTQ youth; and oversight of a service partnership composed of mental health, education/training and advocacy community-based organizations invested in the holistic well-being of GLBTQ youth.
Identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning one's sexual orientation or gender identity can be hard! We're working on making our communities safer, but people and organizations need resources, information, and training to ensure GLBTQ youth are protected. The Alliance can help! Our coordinated services further develop and sustain the evolving coalition efforts throughout our communities to serve, nurture, and empower GLBTQ youth.