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Edmonton doctor misinforms teens [concerning Drs. Robert Ferland and Gerry
Schwalfenberg addressing 200 teenagers and parents].
P33 (June 10, 1987): 12 (11cm.)
Gay youth surveyed [first survey "to determine and document the needs of lesbian
and gay youth has been released"; undertaken by Gay and Lesbian Youth
Services Network (GLYSN); project of the Village Clinic in Winnipeg; youth
interviewed "mostly residents of the core area of Winnipeg and ranged from the
ages of 14 to 21"; summary of results].
P54 (v8n1)(Jan. 17, 1990): 7-8 (95cm.)
EGALE [Regina] supports inquiry [supports call for public inquiry "to find solutions
to racism affecting Native youth in Saskatchewan"].
P55 (v8n2)(Feb. 28, 1990): 10 (22cm.)
Young lesbians & gays [concerning the difficulties facing gay/lesbian youth; with
personal stories and account of a counsellor's efforts at bringing issues into the
open; Saskatoon and Alberta references].
P64 (v9n3)(April 24, 1991): 4-6 (152cm.)
AIDS -- a prairie perspective [transcript based on presentation by Bob, a young
aboriginal man with AIDS, to a number of reserve schools in northern
Saskatchewan, March 1991; in this account, Bob presents his story of growing
up, sexual abuse, alcoholism, gay relationships, and illness]. [Transcribed by]
P64 (v9n3)(April 24, 1991): 7-8 (78cm.)
Teen protection [newsnote that Edmonton Board of Health is "trying to get high schools
to install condom dispensers in school washrooms" despite school board
P64 (v9n3)(April 24, 1991): 11 (9cm.)
Youth not homophobic [newsnote that Saskatchewan Youth Parliament passed resolution
supporting adoption by gays; contrast with "some adult politicians"].
P64 (v9n3)(April 24, 1991): 11 (9cm.)
Lesbian and gay youth [brief description of new National Film Board of Canada film,
Out: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Youth]. By Donald B. Campbell.
P84 (v11n7)(Oct. 27, 1993): 23 (9cm.)
Hopeful future [report of more liberal attitudes towards gay/lesbian issues demonstrated
at Saskatchewan Youth Parliament, which met in Regina at end of December;
also report of attitudinal poll by Maclean's/CTV].
P86 (v12n1)(Jan. 26, 1994[cover date Jan. 24/94]: 12-13 (39cm.)
Out is out [announcement of release and brief description of 80-minute National Film
Board of Canada documentary, Out: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Youth].
Note by Donald B. Campbell.
P89 (v12n4)(June 8, 1994): 26 (17cm.)
Youth groups forming [in Saskatoon to provide support and educational services for
young lesbians and gay men aged 16 to 24; will meet on Sept. 11, 1994; groups
are Lesbian Youth Support of Saskatoon and Gay Youth Support of Saskatoon].
P90 (v12n5)(July 27, 1994): 13 (12cm.)
Queer youth not welcome [Edmonds Youth Resource Centre, established in Vancouver
suburb of Burnaby, tells the gay/lesbian youth support group, Youth Quest, to
P96 (v13n3)(April 26, 1995): 19 (37cm.)
Suicide conference [first annual Friends For Life conference held October 25-27, 1996
in Regina; "Friends For Life is a province-wide youth driven organization...
[whose] goals are to provide awareness of the high...[incidence] of suicide in
the youth population"; report and criticism of conference by author, who
attended as a member of Out and Proud Youth, which organization acted as the
representative for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youth at the
conference]. By Rebecka Sheffield.
P109 (v14n8)(Dec. 4, 1996): 6 (39cm.)
Support for youth [Brian Huskins, chair of Canadian AIDS Society, contracted by
Calgary Health Services to work on producing resource material for teachers,
guidance counsellors, and others working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgendered youth; "Huskins has been working and consulting with Calgary's
queer youth group, Identity"].
P111 (v15n2)(March 12, 1997): 11 (15cm.)
Safety in Surrey [Youthquest drop-in opened in Surrey, B.C., on May 21; other
Youthquest drop-in centres in Abbotsford, Port Moody, New Westminster;
Youthquest co-ordinator: Rhamona Vos-Browning].
P113 (v15n4)(June 4, 1997): 25 (15cm.)
If you can read this, you're a survivor [concerning struggle of gay/lesbian/bisexual/
transgender youth in growing up and getting through school system;
as a "survivor" of the education system, be a role model]. By Erin Scriven.
P116 (v15n7)(Oct. 22, 1997): 9 (40cm.)
Reducing vulnerability [the difficulties for gay/lesbian youth are outlined and reference
is made to a new booklet, Sexual Identity: The Journey Begins, written by
Brian Huskins, with collaboration of Calgary Regional Health Authority and
Health Canada -- AIDS Education and Prevention Unit; booklet availability
P117 (v15n8)(Dec. 3, 1997): 13 (31cm.)
Regina queer youth [newsnote that "Inside-Out," Regina's gay, lesbian, and bisexual
youth group, is running again; meets every two weeks; is part of Pink Triangle
P119 (v16n2)(March 18, 1998): 13 (9cm.)
Sarnia youth group ["efforts are again underway to establish a queer youth group";
George Rizopoulos working to establish group; etc.].
P124 (v16n7)[misnumbered v16n6 on contents page](Oct. 28, 1998): 23 (34cm.)
Reaching out to youth [Pink Triangle Community Services, Regina, reaches out to
Regina's youth; was asked to talk to youth group, Street Culture, and to help
with presentation to peer and guidance counselors from three Regina high
schools; other details].
P127 (v17n2)(March 10, 1999): 10 (25cm.)
Gay youth "at risk" ["study done by the McCreary Centre Society supports growing
research that gay youth are at higher risk of suicide....British Columbia gay
and lesbian youth are three times more likely to attempt suicide" than
heterosexual youth; some recommendations made by the Society for reduction
of youth suicide risk].
P130 (v17n5)(July 28, 1999): 26 (16cm.)
Youth for Youth Project [initiated by AIDS Saskatoon to respond to youth HIV
infection and to reduction of that risk; etc.].
P131 (v17n6)(Sept. 15, 1999): 12 (32cm.)
The time for grassroots action [complexity of issues arising from homophobia "seems
unending"; spousal relationship rights have just been won; must turn our attention
to dealing with homophobia in education system and unwillingness to address
the health and social problems in queer community; we should be suing school
boards for not providing a safe learning environment and suing universities for
graduating helping professionals who have no knowledge of realities of
homophobia; other suggestions]. By Gens Hellquist.
P136 (v18n3)(April 19, 2000): 4-5 (66cm.)
A smorgasbord of spontaneous sex [author's account of "all those years ago when I
was but a confused young man trying to find my tribe"; "the only thing...
that I do know now, and the one thing that I wish all people who are struggling
with their sexual orientation could know, is this: it does get better, it does get
easier, and you will be okay"]. By Jeff Dodds.
P139 (v18n6)(Sept. 13, 2000): 6, 8 (62cm.)
[First listing on Perceptions community groups ("In Your Area") pages for
Northern Rainbow Youth, support group for high school students,
listed in the Alberta section of community pages, with phone and e-mail contacts
(compiler note: no city or town given; therefore listed here only under province)].
P141 (v18n8)(Dec. 6, 2000): 18 (1cm.)
A guide for gay youth: an interview with Benjie Nycum [author of XY Survival Guide,
a book written for young gay males; information about author and his book].
By Kirby Bell.
P141 (v18n8)(Dec. 6, 2000): 22-23 (94cm.)
Queer youth in The Hat [new group, Sexual Orientation Support (S.O.S.), formed for
youth under 25 in Medicine Hat, Alberta; some details].
P144 (v19n3)(April 25, 2001): 20 (18cm.)
Youth need help: survey [newsnote on results of GLBT wellness project survey
(825 responses) in Ottawa area; some statistical details, and including reference
to depression as "one of the main concerns of the people present" at a workshop
held to analyze and discuss results].
P146 (v19n5)(Aug. 1, 2001): 29 (14cm.)
Acceptance only a generation away [survey "focusing on gay issues and high school
seniors has shown there is overwhelming acceptance of gay and lesbian issues";
statistics presented; "Dennis Gilbert of Hamilton College of New York...helped
design the survey (compiler note: this appears to be about the August 27, 2001
"Hamilton College Gay Issues Poll," which, as of Feb. 17, 2005, was posted on
the Web at www.hamilton.edu/news/gayissuespoll/ )].
P147 (v19n6)(Sept. 12, 2001): 22 (17cm.)
Youth and SM [some outrage over Barrie, Ontario youth conference workshop on
safer sex practices in SM; some details].
P147 (v19n6)(Sept. 12, 2001): 26 (24cm.)
Supporting youth [Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Lethbridge (GALA/LA) has applied
for grant for project, "First Contact"; purpose of project to make contact with
schools in a wide area of southern Alberta and to help lesbian and gay teens
connect for peer support; etc.].
P149 (v19n8)(Dec. 5, 2001): 11 (19cm.)
Sex-trade boys ignored [survey of 40 social services agencies in Calgary finds that
society's attitudes are biggest barrier to boys getting assistance to get off the
streets; they have difficulty finding services to help; mention that one researcher
has applied for funding to study Alberta male sex workers; etc.].
P149 (v19n8)(Dec. 5, 2001): 13 (34cm.)
Billboards for queer youth [in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA); local group, "Time
Out Youth," is promoting gay youth services with billboard advertisements].
P149 (v19n8)(Dec. 5, 2001): 22 (20cm.)
[First listing on Perceptions community groups ("In Your Area") pages for
GLBT Alberta: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Two-spirited rural youth outreach project,
with phone and e-mail address and a Calgary postal address (compiler note: a
similar youth outreach project listing, with different contact information, was
listed in the Calgary section in earlier issues; that Calgary listing does not appear
in this issue)].
P151 (v20n2)(March 13, 2002): 18 (1cm.)
Safer Maritime youth [programs in both Halifax and Ottawa aim to help gay youth,
including gay street youth, by placing them in a safe, accepting environment;
programs called "Safe Home" and "Host Home"; studies show approximately
42 percent of street youth are gay; other details].
P151 (v20n2)(March 13, 2002): 24 (25cm.)
Queer outreach [Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Lethbridge receives grant for
"First Contact" project to help gay teens and young adults; also has established
a bursary award program; various details].
P153 (v20n4)(June 5, 2002): 20 (19cm.)
Bullied teens at risk [recent study "cited in the May 2002 issue of the Journal of
Adolescent Health" says gay teens bullied and harassed at school more likely to
take risks with sexual health; data from the Youth Risk Behaviour Survey of
14- to 17-year-olds in Vermont and Massachusetts in 1995; other details].
P153 (v20n4)(June 5, 2002): 28 (21cm.)
Active group [report mainly on the new youth group recently started by
Gay & Lesbian Alliance of Lethbridge and Area (GALA/LA) with funding from
Alberta Community Council on HIV/AIDS; participants have named this group
COLouRS -- Coming Out in Lethbridge -- Our Resistant Society; also some
brief general information on GALA/LA].
P154 (v20n5)(July 31, 2002): 12-13 (22cm.)
Rural outreach [Gay and Lesbian Health Services, Saskatoon, has applied for funding
for queer youth outreach project aimed at youth across the province; some details
regarding need and plans for this service in areas of the province outside Regina
P154 (v20n5)(July 31, 2002): 13 (24cm.)
Enough is enough [report on the suicide of 18-year-old gay youth, Jamie Lazarre;
when he moved to Prince George from the Nak'azdli reserve, he was harassed
further at Prince George Secondary School, where staff "turned a blind eye to the
bullying that was a constant reality for Lazarre and other gay students at the
school"; names of other harassed students given; comments of the school
principal and of a local lesbian researcher; other details].
. See also related Editorial, p. 3.
P154 (v20n5)(July 31, 2002): 26 (36cm.)
How much are the times a-changing? [author discusses situation with respect to queer
youth; some things have changed, but "it's still a minority of our youth who feel
safe enough to come out during their adolescence"; difficulty Gay and Lesbian
Health Services has encountered in obtaining funding for rural queer youth
project; gay bashings continue; etc.]. By Gens Hellquist.
P156 (v20n7)(Oct. 23, 2002): 6 (43cm.)
Supporting our youth [report that Gay and Lesbian Health Services, Saskatoon,
about to begin new project aimed at reaching queer youth throughout
the province; have received $47,500 grant from Community Mobilization
Program of federal justice department; will initially establish support
groups in Prince Albert and North Battleford].
P158 (v21n1)[cover misnumbered v201](Jan. 22, 2003): 19 (37cm.)
Different needs [brief report of study of young prostitutes in Calgary, male and
female; research of Susan McIntyre, social worker and criminologist;
needs of women and men "vastly different"].
P158 (v21n1)[cover misnumbered v201](Jan. 22, 2003): 20 (17cm.)
Supporting our youth [Gay & Lesbian Health Services well on way to developing
groups for queer youth in Prince Albert and North Battleford; one-year
project funded through Justice Canada; contact for those interested in
volunteering with the groups; etc.].
P162 (v21n5)(July 23, 2003): 13 (33cm.)
Northern youth [announcing first meeting of new Prince Albert gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgendered and two-spirit youth group, on November 15;
development of group being facilitated by Gay and Lesbian Health
Services, Saskatoon; other details and contact information].
P164 (v21n7)(Oct. 22, 2003): 13 (25cm.)
On the net [report that a Web site is being developed with resources for gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and questioning youth; Calgary's Youth Resource
Committee, the Cultural Resources Unit of Calgary Police Service, and
"numerous gay and gay-supportive groups" have come together to
develop the site, which "will be on-line by June of 2004"; other details and
P165 (v21n8)(Dec. 3, 2003): 10 (29cm.)
Under the rainbow [Edmonton educator, Kris Wells, accepting contributions for
forthcoming book, to be titled Under the Rainbow: Stories and Strategies
for Queer Youth and Their Allies in Canada; contact information].
P168 (v22n3)(April 21, 2004): 11 (15cm.)
I could not speak my heart [Regina report that western Canadian symposium,
titled "I Could Not Speak My Heart: Education and Social Justice for Gay
and Lesbian Youth," to be held Oct. 15-16, 2004; list of sponsors; keynote
speaker: David L. McIntyre, composer and director of Prairie Pride
Chorus; event will also feature book launch of I Could Not Speak My
Heart, by James McNinch and Mary Cronin; contact and registration
. See also display
advertisement, p. 11.
P171 (v22n6)(Sept. 15, 2004): 10 (17cm.)
Camp Fyrefly [Camp Fyrefly, a "first-of-its-kind event," held in Edmonton over
Labour Day weekend for youth 14 to 25 from across the prairies;
"fifty queer youth participated"; held at Bennett Centre; sessions on
leadership skills, fighting homophobia through art, dating and
relationships, and creating gay/straight alliances, etc; Kristopher Wells,
co-organizer; other details].
P171 (v22n6)(Sept. 15, 2004): 11 (21cm.)