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Northeastern's Coming Out Ball

The 2004 City-wide Coming Out Ball, 'We're Not in Kansas anymore,' is Friday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., at Northeastern University, $5 with student ID (includes HS age youth), $10 general public

Featuring DJ Marc Scott, local Chicago celebrities Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen, and female impersonator Miss AmBeyonce' K-nowles. There will be transportation provided from Northwestern and DePaul. All proceeds raised are being donated to Lesbian Community Cancer Project and Project Vida.

Youth-led Trans Group

Center on Halsted presents a youth-led discussion group facilitated by DaVon Anderson. This group explores the ins and outs of living your life transgendered by offering education, support, and community. It is open to anyone who identifies as transgender and is between 13 and 23 years of age.

It is every thursday from 6-7 p.m., starting Aug. 26, Center on Halsted, 961 W. Montana, Chicago, (773) 472-6469, ext 252 or e-mail .

GLSEN Chicago's Back-to-School Brunch

GLSEN's First Annual Back-to-School Brunch

is 11-2 on Sunday, Sept. 12 at the jazzy W Hotel City Center, 172 W. Adams in the heart of Chicago's Loop. Candace Gingrich is the featured speaker, with Vickie Shaw as MC. See .

GPAC Grassroots Gatherings Needed

Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is looking for people to organize Grassroots Gatherings in their hometowns to help raise money and awareness to fight gender-based bullying and violence in schools.

Already 15 Gatherings are scheduled in cities across the U.S. as well as one in Zimbabwe and one in Turkey. The Gatherings will be held Sept. 25.

To see a current list of GenderROOTS Chapters visit .

There are 28 Chapters on campuses all over the U.S. and this fall students will be working on a Back to School: Drop the Labels campaign in order to educate their campus and Congress about the problem of gender-based bullying and harassment and the need for a federal anti-bullying bill.

Hosting a Grassroots Gathering is simple. All you need to do is invite your friends, neighbors, and coworkers to a party that you host in order to learn about ending discrimination and violence caused by gender stereotypes.

During the evening, your Gathering will connect with all the other Gatherings across the country on a Nationwide Conference call featuring Riki Wilchins, executive director of GenderPAC and special invited guest.

Being a Grassroots Gathering Host will do the important work of educating your community and will also support GenderPAC's GenderROOTS Chapters.

To register as a Grassroots Gathering Host, visit or email .

SYNERGY Dance Party

A drug and drama free party for LGBTQ youth & friends takes place once a month at Ann Sather's, 929 W. Belmont (right off the Belmont EL Stop). Get ready to dance the night away, meet new people and have fun with hundreds of LGBTQ and their friends on Saturday, September 11th. 8 pm - 11:30 pm. There's a $5 donation to help support Synergy. For more information and to sign up for our E-List, email or call 773-388-1600 x 3367.

'Action Out Loud' — Free Training Camp for Youth

Are you passionate about issues affecting youth—particularly rights to accurate sex education and fair treatment for young parents? Want to make a difference in the upcoming election? Then get involved in 'Action Out Loud!' sponsored by the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health.

This 5-day training camp, Aug. 23-27, will give youths the opportunity to meet other young people interested in protecting their rights to honest information about sex and the rights of pregnant and parenting teens. They will also receive training on advocacy and the media, develop 'get-out-the-vote' and other voter education strategies for the November elections.

E-mail Amy at or visit Call (312) 427-4460, x32.

Web site Mobilizes Students on Gay Marriage

In response to proposed amendments in 12 states that would ban gay marriage, two Stanford University students, Sam Altman and Vincent Intersimone, launched, a Web site aimed at mobilizing college students to fight for same-sex marriage by giving students simple ways to take action.

The site allows anyone, not just college students, to complete a three-step process to take action. Step 1: get informed and inform those around you. Step 2: send a pre-written e-mail to representatives in government. Step 3: link up with other members and work on one of several projects.

For additional info, or visit the Web site .

2005 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching

It's that time of year again to nominate outstanding teachers for the 2005 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

See and nominate them. The winning teachers will receive $2500, an Apple Computer, a summer sabbatical at Northwestern University and the Golden Apple Academy Membership. Call (312) 407-0433.

ChicagoPride and Howard Brown's Youth Services have teamed up to bring the Youth Channel to the forefront of Chicago's community. The site features articles for youth, by youth on a variety of topics. In addition there's a listing of events in Chicago open to GLBT youth.

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