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Written By: Jeremy L February 13, 2011 No Comment

The past few months has seen Youth First Texas and several of its members featured in the Dallas Voice newspaper.  If you did not get a chance to catch the articles they are linked below:

Gay DISD cop among few out male officers
10 February 2011 by John Wright
Jeremy Liebbe serves as co-commander for major Oak Lawn events and is a board member at Youth First Texas

Students building Equality at Eastfield College
10 February 2011 by David Taffett
Judith Dumont, former Director of Youth Services at Youth First Texas, is now the faculty advisor for the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) at Eastfield College

Gay teens get their own Valentines’ Day dance
07 February 2011 by John Wright
LULAC #4871, Youth First Texas and several area high school GSA’s host the “Love Conquers All Ball”

Oliver Blumer named vice chair of TENT board
02 February 2011 by John Wright
Dr. Oliver Blumer, a board member at Youth First Texas, was named vice chair of the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) board

Coming out of the darkness
20 January 2011 by Renee Baker
Gay teen Alex ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald talks about how bullies targeted him at an early age and how, despite bouts of cutting, drinking and drug use, he survived to find his place in the world

Parade proceeds donation
20 December 2010
Youth First Texas receives $7,500 from the Dallas  Tavern Guild as a beneficiary from 2010 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade

Black Tie hands out $1.15 million
09 December 2010 by Tammye Nash and Taffet
Youth First Texas receives $34,640 as a beneficiary from the 2010 Black Tie Dinner

DART Green Line coming to Oak Lawn
02 December 2010 by David Taffet
“Being at a DART hub, we’re excited to see how many will access Youth First Texas now that the line has come to fruition,” Wilkes said

Latter gay saint
02 December 2010 by Arnold Jones
Steven Fales’ one-man show ‘Confessions of a Mormon Boy’ skewers his religious upbringing, but his real mission is to show gay youth that it really does get better

Another approach to anti-gay bullying
21 October 2010 by John Wright
Youth First Texas hosts anti-bullying and self-defense training for LGBT teens

Youth First Texas leader Sam Wilkes speaks from experience about the struggles of gay teens
18 October 2010 by David Taffet
Sam Wilkes, Director of Development and Administration for Youth First Texas, speaks during the safe schools rally in Lake Cliff Park

Rally to support gay youth Friday in Oak Cliff
11 October 2010 by John Wright
The rally is joint effort between DGLA and several other groups and individuals, including Youth First Texas

Elliott’s story: How 1 teen survived bullying, suicide attempt
07 October 2010 by David Taffet
When classmates beat him up for being gay, this Ennis teen and his mom reported it. But the principal told Elliott he brought it on himself

If you have a link to another news article featuring Youth First Texas or any of its members please let us know so we can link to it!