In order to bolster resources for LGBTQ youth, the Pride program recently partnered with Subaru of America’s LGBTQ employee resource group Out+Ally, which has supported the organization in past initiatives. In addition to donating $7,000 in laptops to the Pride program so youth can ultimately keep going to work and school as well as communicate with their case managers, Out+Ally committed to working with the Pride Task Force, a group of young queer and trans alumni of the Pride program who push for LGBTQ youth housing and basic rights.
Cutting-Edge Technology in Support of LGBTQ+ Youth with The Trevor Project & Google.org
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This Pride Month, we welcome Lena Ballantine, COO of The Trevor Project, which does life-saving work in mental health and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth, and Jen Carter, Head of Technology & Volunteering at Google.org and founder of the Google.org Fellowship Program, a pro bono program that matches Google employees with social impact organizations full-time for up to six months.
Around the globe, young people are tapping into the power of technology to make their voices heard. By Jessica Misener
They organize international strikes for climate change awareness, launch rallies that draw thousands to protest gun violence and speak up as powerful voices for their communities, from Syrian refugees to LGBTQ youth. These campaigners are on the front lines around the world passionately fighting against racism, sexism and authoritarian political regimes. Yet, some of today’s most fervent social activists aren’t even old enough to drive or vote in their home countries.