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Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

Friends of Youth is committed to supporting and celebrating youth and young adults of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

 Here are some upcoming dates that you should know about:



March 31, 2019

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.

Day of Silence


April 12, 2019

GLSEN's Day of Silence is a student-led day of action on which those who support making anti-LGBTQ+ bulling and harassment unacceptable in schools participate in events to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment - in effect, the silencing - experienced by the LGBTQ+ community.


International Day Against Homophobia

May 17, 2019

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is an international event to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ rights and violations of those rights.

Project EQTY

In 2014 King County and the Pride Foundation funded the NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse to launch Project EQTY. This project, which includes Friends of Youth and four other providers, seeks to identify local resources, strengthen how these resources interact and improve competency in supporting LGBTQ+ young people experiencing homelessness.

Project EQTY was a three year collaborative project that ended in the summer of 2016. It brought up very important issues and its findings have helped Friends of Youth become a better steward of the LGBTQ community.

More information on the EQTY Year Two Report




Important Community Partners

NW Network

True Colors Fund

Pride Foundation