The Center for LGBTQ Youth Advocacy and Capacity Building, advocates on behalf of LGBTQ youth by influencing policy on local, national and international levels, while helping to build the capacity of decision-makers, individuals and institutions that serve this marginalized population.

 

Our center is dedicated to sharing best practices for working with LGBTQ youth in all aspects of their life and addressing the disparities in services available to them.

At the same time, HMI creates forums for young people to be heard – giving voice to their personal stories and providing opportunities to become active participants in the systems that directly impact them.

Through this Center, HMI extends its decades of leadership in this field so that HMI’s experiences may serve as models and be replicated for those in need. These areas include:

  • Establishing safer schools, prevent bullying and victimization.
  • Developing more effective policies targeting the health and wellness of our young people.
  • Promoting increased funding opportunities that better address the needs of LGBTQ youth.
  • Creating effective programs and services that address the needs of LGBTQ youth.
  • Providing health and wellness programs geared toward LGBTQ youth, including HIV testing.


For more information or  for a list of our current training offerings, contact Lillian Rivera, Director of Advocacy and Capacity Building, lrivera@hmi.org

To learn more about HMI's New York State AIDS Institute Center of Expertise designation on Sexual Health and Gender Identity, click here.


Blog posted on the U.S. Department of Human & Health Services' website, click here.

FOUNDING MEMBERS

(to date)

 

The Ford Foundation

Elton John AIDS Foundation

H. van Ameringen Foundation

M·A·C AIDS Fund

The Moody’s Foundation

Alfredo

& Brad Paredes-Goldfarb

The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation

Roddick Foundation

 

CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE

 

Edelgard Abay

& Marianne Mazik Carr

 

In honor of Eden Abrahams

& Michael Longacre’s service to HMI

 

David Beitzel

& Darren Walker in honor of their mothers, Mary Lou Beitzel

& Beulah Spencer

 

Rod Grozier, Anita Aubertine, Brian Rigby

& David Nathe for their dedication, talent and hard work

 

Robert Hanson

& Michael Agins

 

Mark Henderson

& Bruce Wolfe

 

In memory of Harvey A. Katz, advocate of young people & builder of community

 

The Krever Family

 

Michael Longacre

 

Carri Lyon

 

Terrence Meck

& The Palette Fund

 

Alfredo

& Brad Paredes-Goldfarb

 

Wesley R. Powell

& Michael J. Rourke

 

In recognition of Rob Smith

 

Time Warner

 

Paul Vengilio

& Mark Levine

 

Brian Wong, Paul Summer, Donna Passarelli

& Yuri Yoshizawa