Participate in a Focus Group to help understand & encourage PREVENTION of HIV & other health conditions in LGBT youth.ev

CAMBA’s Project Accept LGBTQ Youth or simply Project ALY, will utilize stories of acceptance from supportive parents and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and teens in Brooklyn order to change underlying causes of HIV infection amongst this highly at-risk group. The ultimate goal is to promote parental and familial acceptance of LGBTQ youth, thus increasing self-esteem and self-worth and decreasing risk of future health or mental health problems including HIV infection and substance abuse.

By encouraging parents and family members of LBGTQ youth to become role models and share their stories of acceptance, we will help break the silence, remove stigma, and motivate change throughout the community. In addition to this, parents and family members who struggle with acceptance will gain better understanding of the detrimental effects that disapproval and rejection can have on LBGTQ youth and their decisions to engage in risky behaviors.
By helping to increase tolerance and acceptance, Project ALY will reduce these risks thus preventing new HIV infections.  We will do so through a social marketing campaign, role model stories that will be distributed throughout various Brooklyn communities as well as parent advocates to share their journey of acceptance with others.

We are looking for parents/guardians/family members of LGBT youth of color to participate in our upcoming focus groups.  Should you know of any parents/guardians/family members of LGBT youth, could you post, pass along or share our flyer with them.  Please see attached flyer with more details.

Should you have any questions, please contact me and I’ll be more than happy to explain in depth.

Best regards,
Geneva Musgrave, Project Manager – CAMBA’S Project ALY
T.718-675-3372 ext. 52001
[email protected]
www.camba.org