Youth First Texas Youth First Texas is a program of Resource Center Dallas. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:22:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Youth First Texas has entered into an agreement with Resource Center Dallas to assume the programming & location as of June 1st. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:23:48 +0000 Richard Gordon Resource_Center_Dallas_new


Youth First Texas has entered into an agreement with Resource Center Dallas 

to  assume the programming & location as of June 1st.


Resource Center Dallas will assume Youth First Texas’ programming on June 1.  At that time, it will become a program of Resource Center Dallas. It is anticipated that Youth First Texas’ current staff and volunteers will remain a part of the youth programming at its present location, 3918 Harry Hines Blvd. in Dallas, once the transfer is complete.

 So what does this mean for the LGBTQ youth of YFT and in North Texas?  Great things!!!

This transition will keep the current Youth Center a safe space for the LGBTQ youth of North Texas, while RCD provides the much-needed stability and support our LGTBQ youth deserve.  With the anticipation that programming, staffing and volunteers will continue serving youth,  this move to RCD will give the youth the opportunity to have a voice in crafting additional programs and services relevant for today.

 Please join us Thursday night, May 2nd at 7:30 for a Q&A to discuss this new chapter! Leadership from YFT and RCD will be available to answer any questions you may have about the transition.  This meeting is open to everyone — donors, volunteers, but especially the youth we serve!!

- YFT Board

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Lambda Legal LGBTQA Youth Empowerment Summit Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:16:07 +0000 Richard Gordon Lambda Legal will be holding a one day conference, which will connect LGBT youth across the state, provide education on relevant topics, and empower youth by providing important resources, support, and information.

April 13, 2013
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cathedral of Hope


Visit the Lambda Legal Youth Empowerment Summit Facebook Page for more information

Or go to the Lambda Legal Page to sign up !!

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YOUTH BOARD IS COMING BACK !!!! Sun, 17 Feb 2013 03:31:20 +0000 Richard Gordon It’s back….



For those of you that are interested in discussing how the upcoming New Youth Board is to be implemented and what its functions will be, now is your chance to be HEARD !!!

Please join Yadi Martinez for discussions on Tuesday, Feb 19 at 7:00 p.m. at YFT in Dallas

 It’s YOUR organization — Make sure it works for YOU !!!


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Calling all Youth and Volunteers — Equality Texas Lobby Day trip to Austin March 11th ! Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:48:30 +0000 Richard Gordon

Equality Texas Lobby Day 

Join hundreds from around the state in making your voice heard in the halls of power on March 11th.

CCGLA has chartered a motor coach that will pick up participants in West Plano and Dallas and transport them to Equality Texas Lobby Day in Austin. Equality Texas will provide you with all the tools you need to lobby the legislature and place you on a team with others passionate about our issues. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, training and wine to toast the successes of the day will be provided for $10.

Register Here. 

Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance (CCGLA) advocates equal civil rights, achievement of full participation in society and promotes dignity and respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals throughout North Texas by providing education, political awareness and social interaction. Collin County Gay & Lesbian Alliance P.O. Box 250953 Plano, TX 75025-0953

]]> 0 YFT in the Dallas Voice Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:20:06 +0000 Richard Gordon

Read the latest article by David Taffet in the Dallas Voice about

Youth First Texas!


Come experience the changes going on at YouthFirstTexas  !


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Merry Christmas to YFT from LUSH Cosmetics Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:17:40 +0000 A very Merry Christmas to Youth First Texas from:


Imagine our surprise when we received this note from LUSH Cosmetics and a $1000!

Congratulations from LUSH Cosmetics! Your charity has been nominated by one of our customers during our September Charity Pot Contest as an excellent grassroots charity deserving of a $1000 donation. Every one of our 158 stores across North America had nomination boxes in the store encouraging customers to tell us about great charities deserving of grants in their communities. LUSH is awarding one $1000 donation per store.

The name of the customer that nominated you is Brian Jacob while he was shopping at

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Youth First Says Thank You Sun, 09 Dec 2012 18:31:05 +0000 December 6th Youth First Texas celebrated 13 years of providing services to North Texas in three counties.

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20 December YFT White Elephant Christmas Party Sun, 09 Dec 2012 18:22:40 +0000 20 December YFT White Elephant Christmas Party

A Youth First Texas tradition continues this year.

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Youth First Texas Celebrates… 13 Years of providing a safe space for LGBTQ youth and the heroes of our community Fri, 23 Nov 2012 03:46:47 +0000

Youth First Texas Celebrates…

13 Years of providing a safe space for LGBTQ youth and the heroes of our community

Dallas TX, November 20, 2012:

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YFT Gives Thanks Thu, 22 Nov 2012 19:29:03 +0000 Today we’re especially thankful for all the good work being done by our volunteers and our bridge agencies throughout north Texas who help power that work.

You all make the community a better place for our youth to to live! Thank you for your dedication to making a positive impact by giving back to our youth, your youth– Youth First Texas.!

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