Adolescent AIDS Program: GLAHRC
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The Gay and Lesbian
Adolescent Health Resource Center

Many times it’s hard for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adolescents, as well as those who are questioning their sexual identity or who are on the DL, to get their medical and mental health needs met. We understand that LGBT youth are generally invisible within the healthcare system, but we can help. The staff at AAP has developed the first comprehensive Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Health Resource Center (GLAHRC) serving people throughout New York State.

We give information and offer training sessions on issues related to the medical, counseling and support needs of LGBT youth and their families.

We provide this service to youth, families, healthcare providers and youth advocates.

We link LGBT youth with LGBT-supportive healthcare providers throughout New York State through our online database.
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We empower you to define and defend your health care needs by inviting you to participate in GLAHRC projects as an adviser, speaker and/or LGBT health resource designer.

If you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender adolescent between the ages of 13-21 who wants to be a part of creating positive change in the healthcare system, contact us, there are several ways you can get involved:

•The YMSM Project: A partnership with Bronx AIDS Services that addresses HIV prevention among young men who have sex with other men. Youth outreach team members and advisory panel members needed.

•The GLAHRC Youth Advisory Board: Join a panel of other gay, lesbian, bisexual transgender or questioning youth to address better healthcare for LGBTQ adolescents.

•The Peer Education Training Program: Receive training to participate with REP staff in workshops and training sessions devoted to caring for LGBTQ youth.

•Positive Impact: If you are an HIV-positive youth who is interested in serving as a spokesperson at events and conferences, we want to hear from you!

For more information, call Lissette Marrero at 718-882-0232, ext. 223 or send her an email at lmarrero@adolescentAIDS.org.