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Submit your nominations for Queer Youth Leadership Awards
Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 02/26/2012 | Lex

Posted on 02/26/2012 9:48:20 AM PST by artichokegrower

What began as an idea to promote healthy and positive role models for queer youth, their families and the community nearly 15 years ago has given rise to one of the most robust and longest-running queer youth leadership award programs in the country.

Over the years, hundreds of youth and allies have been nominated and awarded, including many prominent schools, school officials, organizations, elected officials, community organizers, educators, and LGBT and allied youth alike. With so much community support and involvement, QYLA has not only become a dynamic LGBT youth award program, it has become a beacon for the vision of a community that fully empowers, supports and nurtures its youth, as a whole.

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That's so gay. So religious based youth activities have been banned from public schools to be replaced with what? A youth organization that is based solely on the sexual proclivities of those youths that is facilitated by adults is very disturbing.
1 posted on 02/26/2012 9:48:32 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Is that really the official name of this organization?


2 posted on 02/26/2012 9:50:12 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: artichokegrower
an idea to promote healthy and positive role models for queer youth

The best idea would be to first stop being queer.

3 posted on 02/26/2012 9:50:16 AM PST by PGR88
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To: artichokegrower

Is that really the official name of this organization?


4 posted on 02/26/2012 9:50:16 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: artichokegrower

I agree with you. Most bizarre thing I’ve ever heard of.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 9:50:38 AM PST by davisfh
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To: artichokegrower

Can you imagine the uproar if there was a Straight Youth Leadership Awards?


6 posted on 02/26/2012 9:55:31 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: artichokegrower

Nifty!
We can start saying ‘Queer’ again?

A dictionary link:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/queer

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queerness n.
Usage Note: A reclaimed word is a word that was formerly used solely as a slur but that has been semantically overturned by members of the maligned group, who use it as a term of defiant pride. Queer is an example of a word undergoing this process. For decades queer was used solely as a derogatory adjective for gays and lesbians, but in the 1980s the term began to be used by gay and lesbian activists as a term of self-identification. Eventually, it came to be used as an umbrella term that included gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people. Nevertheless, a sizable percentage of people to whom this term might apply still hold queer to be a hateful insult, and its use by heterosexuals is often considered offensive. Similarly, other reclaimed words are usually offensive to the in-group when used by outsiders, so extreme caution must be taken concerning their use when one is not a member of the group.
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Well, that’s just Gay.....


7 posted on 02/26/2012 9:56:19 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: artichokegrower

Justin Beiber, the cast of Twilight; who else am I missing?


8 posted on 02/26/2012 9:56:57 AM PST by mnehring
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To: artichokegrower

9 posted on 02/26/2012 9:57:21 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: DallasSun

Yes and this organization and event are funded by our local United Way.


10 posted on 02/26/2012 9:59:13 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

I wonder how much State and Fed tax money this Org gets??


11 posted on 02/26/2012 10:00:24 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: artichokegrower
The little fairies are coming out of the closet by the thousands all demanding to be noticed..
12 posted on 02/26/2012 10:02:21 AM PST by PLD
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To: artichokegrower

No Exodus International* alumni need apply.

*For those unfamiliar, an organization that employs a combination of therapy and deliverance ministry to change homosexuals into heterosexuals.


13 posted on 02/26/2012 10:05:09 AM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: artichokegrower

It is called corrupting a minor and it used to be a criminal offense.

So much for the BULLSTALIN LIE that it is about consenting ADULTS in PRIVATE.


14 posted on 02/26/2012 10:05:49 AM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: artichokegrower

Celebrate Perversity!

No.

The Most Deluded & In Need Of Loving Help Award!

Yea.


15 posted on 02/26/2012 10:16:05 AM PST by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: mnehring

Actually, Justin Bieber is pro-life.

http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2011/02/16/justin-bieber-abortion-rolling-stone-interview/


16 posted on 02/26/2012 10:28:59 AM PST by guinnessman
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To: libertarian27

Thanks for the link to the definition of a “reclaimed” word. I’ve wondered how some words are are allowed to be uttered by a certain group of people but otherwise considered to be hate speech if used by others. How clever these modern linguists are!


17 posted on 02/26/2012 10:39:21 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: artichokegrower

I’m not nominating anyone, but I hear that Barney Frank will be giving an award.
“Bend over and grab your ankles boy! Barney’s giving you the Golden Hose of Honor!”


18 posted on 02/26/2012 10:39:59 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: artichokegrower

Out of the closet and into your schools.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 10:41:02 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: artichokegrower

This came out of The Onion, right?


20 posted on 02/26/2012 10:45:40 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: DallasSun

Isn’t calling it the Queer Youth Leadership group like calling an organization the N**ger Youth Leadership group? Isn’t “queer” a perjorative deragatory term? What am I missing?


21 posted on 02/26/2012 10:54:35 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It is the same to me also, Dilbert. If I were a parent of a youth in this org I would be very upset. Well, my child would not belong to an organization named this.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 10:58:03 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: RightGeek

You beat me to it.


23 posted on 02/26/2012 12:03:51 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: artichokegrower

Yeah, push it our faces; that’s the way to avoid getting bullied or beat up upon- NOT!


24 posted on 02/26/2012 12:05:17 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: artichokegrower

Penn State

Jerry Sandusky


25 posted on 02/26/2012 12:19:54 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: artichokegrower

Lets see... The AWARD goes toooo..... ah yes, who could be more for this Satin

Now I understand (^|??£?£*<€~£]£,??)


26 posted on 02/26/2012 4:24:57 PM PST by Joined2Justify (I would like to be laughing about all this)
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