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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

Age

  • 10 -13
  • 14 – 15
  • 16 – 17
  • 18 – 24
  • 25+

Gender

  • Cis women / girls
  • Cis men / boys
  • Trans / gender non-conforming indivudals

Race / Ethnicity

  • African American
  • API
  • Latinx
  • Middle Eastern
  • Native American / Alaskan
  • White
  • Multiracial / Multiethnic
  • 89%
    of lyric youth
    have histories of violence
  • 59%
    of lyric youth
    are homeless / marginally housed
  • 77%
    of lyric youth
    are unemployed
  • 96%
    of lyric youth
    are low income
  • 98
    youth
    placed in lyric jobs
  • 170
    youth
    attended community-building groups
  • 339
    youth
    engaged in youth advocacy
  • 19%
    of lyric youth
    are in foster care