|Title:||Best Practices for LGBTQ Youth Family Acceptance and Reunification (click her to learn more about our next webinar)|
|Presenters:||Jerry Peterson of the Rainbow Community Center in Contra Costa County (Bay Area)|
|Pastor Megan Rohrer, Executive Director of Welcome|
|URL for Viewing:||http://welcome.adobeconnect.com/p5sgs4q52zx/|
|Summary:||A 101 level conversation with . An important conversation because of the laws that require mandated reporting of homeless youth and forced family reunification and for the increased desire of funders to see family reunification components in work with LGBTQ homeless youth.|
|Uploaded on:||09/14/2012 1:33 PM|
Friday, September 14, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
We marched because in the early 1960’s Vanguard (queer street youth) of the Tenderloin marched with pastors and seniors to get federal funds for the area and demand that the city pick up the actual trash rather than sending the police to sweep them out of the area.
They Won! Poverty funds they won provided the funding for many of the homeless organizations that still exist in the Tenderloin, and the meal night they created at Glide Memorial is nationally known.
We gather at Turk and Taylor to remember the 46th Anniversary of the Compton Cafeteria Riots. Documented in Susan Stryker’s Screaming Queens, the riots came were a response to police harassment and discrimination by the owners of all-night coffee shops. Transgender activists and the Vanguard youth threw salt and sugar shakers out windows and fought back against police.
The Work Continues! LGBTQ homeless youth in the Tenderloin still struggle with police harassment and discrimination by business owners. Today it is estimated that 1 in 4 youth who come out to parents will become homeless and that 40% of the estimated 3,200 homeless youth in San Francisco are LGBTQ.
A contemporary group of LGBTQ homeless youth, supported by the Welcome Ministry and the GLBT Historical Society have been working in the last three years to share the story of the 1960’s Vanguard youth and meet regularly as the new group Otro Vanguard. They helped to plan today’s action with Pastor Megan Rohrer and Felicia Flames.
You can watch a live stream of the rally here:
The presentation begins about 20 minutes into the video. Enjoy!
Friday, August 17, 2012
|Title:||Transgender Homeless Youth (featuring Zander Keig)|
|Pastor Megan Rohrer|
|URL for Viewing:||http://welcome.adobeconnect.com/p3il046q1jq/|
|Summary:||Webinars for faith leaders who work with LGBTQ Homeless youth meets every second Friday through the end of 2012. (this event is also open to those who are interested in working with LGBTQ Homeless youth, seminarians and those of no particular faith who want to learn how to work with faith groups) A project of Welcome (www.welcomeministry.org), sponsored by the Sam Mazza Foundation, Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries and the Coallition of Welcoming Congregations Bay Area. Webinars will enable participants to network and learn best practices: Join us for our next webinar on September 14th, on Learning Harm Reduction Skills For more information or to be added to our email list, contact the Rev. Megan Rohrer at Megan@welcomeministry.org|
|Uploaded on:||08/17/2012 7:56 PM|
Friday, August 10, 2012
|Title:||Best Practices for Working w/LGBTQ Homeless Youth|
|Presenter:||Rev. Megan Rohrer|
|URL for Viewing:||http://meet77681870.adobeconnect.com/p9pjmpf8nwb/|
|Summary:||A project of Welcome (www.welcomeministry.org), sponsored by the Sam Mazza Foundation, Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries and the Coallition of Welcoming Congregations Bay Area. This is a recording of our first webinar on best practices. This group meets every second Friday at 3pm EST, 2pm CST and 12pm PST. Join the live webinars at: http://meet77681870.adobeconnect.com/r3y6heyopwz/|
|Uploaded on:||08/10/2012 5:16 PM|