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Rainbow Youth Alliance

A Safe Place for GLBTQ Teens and their Allies in Montgomery County

The Rainbow Youth Alliance is a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning teens and their allies. RYA is a safe place to ask questions, find mutual support, and learn information pertinent to their lives.

Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, RYA meetings include structured curricula, discussion groups, movies and games in a safe and supervised environment. Teens between 14 and 18 years of age are welcome, regardless of their gender orientation or religious affiliation. You only need to bring an open heart and mind.

2007 PROGRAMS

March 18

The Lesbian and Gay Chorus of Washington
This benefit concert will provide funds for RYA’s programs. RYA teens will help with ushering and refreshments.

April 1

Safe Sex / Respecting Yourself and Others
Sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS are two risks of unsafe sex – and so are emotional hurts. Learn how to stay safe, respect your own needs and boundaries, and respect others.

April 15

Movie (Philadelphia or And the Band Played On)

April 29

Youth Pride
Washington DC’s Youth Pride Alliance sponsors Youth Pride Day in Rock Creek Park. This year’s theme is “Fighting AIDS in DC.”

May 6

Taking Control of your Life Part 1
Life has a lot of stresses, but often our own ways of thinking make it worse. Part of the answer is taking responsibility for your own life. We’ll talk about some ways you can make this happen.

May 20

Taking Control of your Life Part 2
Everybody needs places of comfort, whether they are physical, mental, or emotional. Sometimes, we are the places of comfort for other people.

June 3

Dance Planning and Preparation
RYA teens will plan for a county-wide dance party to be held at UUCR on June 8.

June 8

Dance
Montgomery County GLBTQ teens and their allies are invited to a dance and party at UUCR. Come for the music, refreshments, and to meet friends and allies.

June 17

Video/Discussion

July 15

Video/Discussion

August 19

End of Summer Party

SNACKS and DRINKS WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF MEETINGS! Come and bring your friends. ALLIES are MORE THAN WELCOME.

RYA Meetings

  • 1st and 3rd Sundays of Each Month
  • 4-6 pm
  • Senior High Room, Basement, New Sanctuary
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville
    1 Welsh Park Drive
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • Map and Directions

Contact

For more information contact: Rainbow Youth Alliance


Last updated 3/17/2007 by the webteam.