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LYRIC Center for LGBTQQ+ Youth

LYRIC’s Mission

LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with LGBTQQ youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.

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LYRIC’s Vision

LYRIC envisions a diverse society where LGBTQQ youth are embraced for who they are and encouraged to be who they want to be. By working towards social justice and supporting young leaders, their families and allies, LYRIC is building a world that honors, respects and appreciates LGBTQQ youth and their contributions.

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LYRIC by the numbers, 2020-2021


  • 1-13
  • 14-17
  • 18 – 24
  • 25+


  • Cis men/boys
  • Cis girls/women
  • Trans/gender non-conforming youth
  • 63%
    of lyric youth
    have histories of violence
  • 17%
    of lyric youth
    are homeless / marginally housed
  • 55%
    of lyric youth
    are unemployed
  • 81%
    of lyric youth
    are extremly/ very low income
  • 11%
    of lyric youth
    have histories of foster care system involvement
  • 117
    placed in lyric jobs
  • 114
    attended community-building groups
  • 217
    engaged in youth advocacy
  • 4000+
  • 310
    deeply engaged through direct services