Youth Pride 2012: Youthful Measures: This year, D.C.'s special day marks its sweet 16th birthday with vibrancy. But since its birth, Youth Pride has thrived.
Metro Weekly - almost 5 years
Youth Pride Guide:
Celebrating LGBT youth pride seems to gain traction with every passing year. People come out younger. Institutions working with youth – like schools, nonprofits, local governments, religious groups – cater to LGBT and questioning youth in ways that might have seemed unthinkable a decade ago.
Then again, it's not as though LGBT youth have managed to altogether escape bullying and harassment, or keep from being disproportionately affected by homelessness.
As progress is made in some areas, more problems might be revealed, or resources can shift to address problems that have gone largely ignored.
Whether it's celebrating the good or countering the bad, Youth Pride Day has it all, a very rare pride event dedicated to LGBT youth. This year, D.C.'s special day marks its sweet 16th birthday with vibrancy. But since its birth, Youth Pride has thrived.
''We had about 900 people show up for the first year,'' says Christopher Dyer, looking back to 1997, when he was
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