RevRising is a theater troupe of youth who use Augusto Boal’s model of interactive theater to empower youth and educate our communities on various social justice issues, such as power and privilege, sexuality/gender, and safe school environments.
Southern Oregon Gender & Sexuality Alliance Network
SOGSASN is a support network for GSA leaders in area schools, including helping youth start and maintain their clubs in addition to offering trainings and support for social justice activities on their campuses.
Trans Initiative is a safe, private space for people who identify as transgender, gender-non-conforming, genderqueer/genderfluid, or who are in the process of exploration. We offer a support group, activities, resources, and referrals.
Sexuality and Gender Allliance
SAGA is a social and support group for queer youth (ages 14-24) which provides a safe space for social activities and free group therapy sessions with a qualified mental health practitioner.
Del’s House is an emergency fund and advocacy program that helps queer people in need. We have given money for: food, utility bills, medical needs, and items necessary to gender transitioning. We also give referrals to local support organizations.
Our Mission and Vision
In 2001, several Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer (LBGTQ) youth and a local therapist began meeting as a support group named Not Straight Not Sure (NSNS). The group members dreamt of starting a social justice organization to create systemic change throughout Southern Oregon. This dream came true, in 2008, when they and another mentor founded Lotus Rising Project.
The Lotus Rising Project is a youth initiated, compassion-based non-profit organization that embraces diversity. We create community and social change through respect, education and responsible action. Our vision is a world without oppression, where respect and compassionate activism is possible and people can freely express their sexual orientation and gender identity without fear of retribution.
1. Growing up LGBT in America: HRC Youth Survey Report Key Findings – p.17
2. Growing up LGBT in America: HRC Youth Survey Report Key Findings – p.6
3. Supporting and Caring for our Gender Expansive Youth: Lessons from the Human Rights Campaign's Youth Survey – p.8
4. Growing up LGBT in America: HRC Youth Survey Report Key Findings – p.6
(91%) say they are out to their close friends and two thirds (64%) are out to their classmates. About a third (38%) are out to their teachers. In general, nearly two-thirds (61%) say they are out at school.
(73%) of LGBT youth say they are more honest about themselves online than in the real world, compared to 43% among non-LGBT youth.
gender-expansive youth (48%) agreed “strongly” or “somewhat” that they have experimented with alcohol and drugs. This is a rate double that of their straight cisgender peers.
(36%) of LGBT youth participate often in an LGBT club in school, such as a Gay Straight Alliance, while most (64%) do not.
McKenzie River Gathering
Oregon Community Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
Are you a queer youth or ally in need of support or guidance? LRP might be able to help. We have resources to help you help yourself.
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June E-news 2016 All Ages Alternative Prom Dear LRP Supporter, Supporting LBGTQ youth in Southern Oregon is our mission. It also is our passion . . . and it showed on Friday, May 20th at the Ashland Armory during the All Ages Alternative Prom! Youth and young adults (230+) from all over the Rogue Read more about Enews June 2016[…]
May E-news 2016 Join Us… Mask Making Event Our All Ages Alternative Prom is coming up on May 20th, and the theme is “Masquerade!” Check out this pre-prom event and make a mask with us! Bringing the kids? Great! This event is under the covered picnic area at Blue Heron park in Phoenix, right Read more about Enews May 2016[…]