Aug 30 2007

Queer Youth Participate in Pass it On Music Video Project

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GUESTS: Kenia, Luke, GLASS, Dianne Cary, co-founder of Live Arts Group

While easier then it was in the past, growing up queer or transgender in Los Angeles is still difficult. Queer and trans youth, according to US Department of Health Statistics are five times more likely to miss school because of feeling unsafe, two times as likely to abuse drugs, and four times as likely to attempt suicide. Queer and trans youth comprise nearly 30 percent of the estimated 5,000 completed youth suicides annually. Equally alarming are the rates of homeless among LGBT trans youth. Over 26% of gay and lesbian youth are forced to leave home because of conflicts with their families over their sexual identities. Helping queer and trans youth in such conditions is the Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services of Los Angeles. GLASS is the nation’s first ever long-term residential treatment program designed specifically for self identified gay, lesbian bisexual, transgender, questioning and inter sex youth. GLASS recently collaborated with the Live Arts Project for an eight week The Pass It On Music Video Workshop. Live Arts is a community based arts programmed started by Dianne Cary and Jim Parriott which connects youth from underserved communities with emerging filmmakers.

Youth Music Video Screening
Friday, August 31st 7:30 PM
Plummer Park Santa Monica Blvd.
For more information call 323-854-3480
or email diane@liveartsgroup.org

For more information on Love Arts Group, visit www.liveartsgroup.org

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