Youth Empowerment Theatre
YET is a theater troupe of youth who use Augusto Boal’s model of interactive theater to educate about social justice and safe school environments.
Southern Oregon Gay-Straight Alliance Network
SOGSASN, in addition to putting on events and trainings for youth, acts as a support network for GSAs in the area and helps youth lead or start GSAs at their school.
This is a safe, private space for people who identify as transgender, gender-non-conforming, genderqueer/genderfluid, or are in the process of exploring and discovering their authentic selves who are seeking support and/or connection to the trans community.
SEXUALITY AND GENDER ALLIANCE
SAGA is a support group for queer youth (24 and under) which provides a safe space and offers free sessions with a licensed therapist.
Del’s House provides material support to queer people in need, including food, transportation vouchers, and clothing items pertinent to gender transitions.
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.
90% of LGBT teens
have been bullied at least once in the last year because of their perceived sexual orientation.
30% of LGBT youth
are bullied or abused at home because of their sexual identity or gender identity.
62% of Homeless LGBT Youth
will attempt suicide. LGBT youth are also twice as likely to be homeless when compared to their straight counterparts.
38% of LGBT YOUTH of COLOR
have been physically harassed at school because of their perceived sexual orienation.
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.
** The Year of Change ———————————————————— The 2016 year presents opportunities for LRP and you! We have open spots on our board…and we are looking for creative minds for this years Alternative Prom committee. Read on…. Letter from the Interim Executive Director Hello, You haven’t heard from us in awhile because 2015 was a pivotal[…]