Youth Pride Inc
By Steve Ahlquist on August 30, 2017
“When Wendy Becker came to me again and asked me to work on the conversion therapy ban, I had to say yes. Wendy was just amazing in her running the campaign for passage of this bill.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, Justice, LGBTQ, National News, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Youth | Tagged American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, Donna Nesselbush, Edie Ajello, General Assembly, Gina Raimondo, Lisa Carcieri, Wendy Becker, Youth Pride Inc, YPI | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on August 10, 2017
“Simply put, Municipal ID cards affirm your residency in out city, regardless of immigration status, regardless of housing status or criminal history,” said Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza
Posted in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Featured, Homelessness, Immigration, Infrastructure, LGBTQ, National News, News, Providence, Race & Racism, Religion, Rhode Island, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged A Sweet Creation, ACLU of Rhode Island, Crossroads Rhode Island, Dean Isabella, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, Higher Ground International, Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, jorge elorza, Lucas Hawthorne, Mary Kay Harris, Muslim-American Advisory Board, NAACP Providence Branch, New Bridges for Haitian Success, OpenDoors, Providence Human Relations Commission, Providence Municipal ID Cards, Providence Police Department, Refugee Dream Center, Rodrigo Pimental, Southside Cultural Center, Steven Brown, TGI Network, Theresa Agonia, Year Up, Youth Pride Inc | Leave a response
RI school superintendents called on to ‘forcefully and publicly reaffirm’ transgender student rights
By Steve Ahlquist on February 27, 2017
“Transgender students are protected by the Constitution and Title IX’s prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex, including when using restrooms and other school facilities. The federal laws that are used to protect transgender students have not changed, and school districts across the country must still comply with them.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Cumberland, East Greenwich, Education, Featured, Inequality, LGBTQ, National News, Providence, South Kingstown, Youth | Tagged ACLU of Rhode Island, AIDS Project RI, Chris Lauth, donald trump, Family Service of RI, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Racial Justice Coalition, RI Commission for Human Rights, RI Commission on Prejudice and Bias, RI Department of Education, RI Pride, RI Working Families, SAGE-RI, Sojourner House, TGI Network, Thundermist Health Center, transgender students, Youth Pride Inc | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 24, 2017
With the revocation of federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity, the Donald Trump administration demonstrated its cavalier disregard for the rights of transgender students across the nation.
Posted in Civil Rights, Cumberland, East Greenwich, Education, Featured, LGBTQ, National News, Providence, South Kingstown | Tagged donald trump, jack reed, National Education Association Rhode Island, NEARI, Youth Pride Inc, YPI | 2 Responses
By Youth Pride Inc on July 1, 2016
Youth Pride is delighted to endorse a new policy approved by the Providence School Board that outlines more inclusive practices, services and support for all students in how they wish to express their gender identity. The policy also creates the opportunity for a conversation with each self-identified student by a team of trained professionals to tailor services to best fit individual needs.
By Youth Pride Inc on June 21, 2016
Youth Pride Inc.’s Board of Directors Names Christopher R. Lauth to lead Rhode Island’s renowned LGBTQ Youth Center & Advocacy Organization.
By Steve Ahlquist on June 10, 2016
In the case of YPI, the Speaker said that he had heard the suggestion that, “guidance counselors in the school are in fact providing [these services]. Not specifically [for LGBTQ youth] but it’s something that is being addressed through other means.”
Posted in Class Warfare, Featured, LGBTQ, News, Politics, Poverty, Rhode Island, Social Services, State House, Video, Youth | Tagged Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, John DeSimone, Marvin Abney, Nicholas Mattiello, Youth Pride Inc, YPI | 1 Response
By ACLU of RI on February 24, 2016
Citing widespread confusion about the potential use of PARCC exam results in a punitive manner against students in the near future, a coalition of organizations has filed an open records request with every school district in the state to obtain information about any plans they have to use the test for grading or graduation purposes before 2021…
Posted in Education | Tagged ACLU of Rhode Island, Coalition to Defend Public Education, Debbie Flitman, Department of Education, PARCC, providence student union, RI Disability Law Center, Steven Brown, Young Voices, Youth Pride Inc | 2 Responses