Don't Miss: Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth, Live 'On the EDGE,' 8/24

by Matthew Wexler

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday August 24, 2021
Originally published on August 22, 2021

Don't Miss: Empowering LGBTQ+ Youth, Live 'On the EDGE,' 8/24
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LGBTQ+ youth are facing more than a pandemic when they head back to school this fall. Anti-LGBTQ+ legislation is rippling through the country, with a particular emphasis on trans youth. But many queer nonprofits are turning advocacy into action.

On this special episode of "On the EDGE," senior editor Matthew Wexler welcomes Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ+ Youth (HMI) Chief Program Officer Bridget Hughes and Hope in a Box Executive Director Seth Rosen to talk about how their organizations are empowering queer youth and strengthening allyship for an inclusive future for all.

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HMI is the oldest and largest organization helping LGBTQ+ and questioning youth reach their full potential. HMI's Center for LGBTQ Youth Advocacy and Capacity Building advocates on behalf of LGBTQ+ youth by influencing policy on local, national and international levels while helping to build the capacity of decision-makers, individuals and institutions that serve this marginalized population. In addition, HMI is the host agency for the groundbreaking Harvey Milk High School, devoted to serving at-risk youth. As HMI continues to expand nationally, HMI: New Jersey serves as its first direct service site outside of the HMI headquarters in New York City.

Founded in 2018, Hope in a Box has quickly grown to become a go-to resource for public school educators by providing curated sets of LGBTQ-inclusive literature, distinctive curriculum for these books, and community and training on how to build an LGBTQ+-inclusive classroom. It is the nation's largest early-intervention program for building LGBTQ+-inclusive classrooms and maintains the most extensive library of LGBTQ+-inclusive curriculum in the United States, serving more than 70,000 students across all 50 states.

Don't miss this rare chance to watch and participate in this live conversation with two of the country's most impactful LGBTQ+ youth-focused organizations.

Matthew Wexler is EDGE's Senior Editor, Features & Branded Content. More of his writing can be found at Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.