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Activities for Young Lesbian and Gay People

Sometimes finding company in a homophobic society can be difficult. This is why there are many activities available for you if you are living in New York City. There are many places that are exclusive to gay and lesbian people or are primarily meant for them. One of the best places to hang out with young gay or lesbian people is Upright Citizens brigade, where you have different people who have no problem with the way you are. It is an improvisation show that has many people celebrities from shows like 30 Rock or Saturday Night Live. There are many other activities available as well. Drag Queen Bingo is also an excellent opportunity to meet new people and make friends. Monday nights will definitely be more lively and you are in for evening of fun and excitement.

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center is also an excellent place if you want to spend more time with people. You can find excellent company, conversation and snacks. The entry is open to everybody and the entry fee is of only $5.

Most of these are organized by people from the Non-Scene Gay 20- Somethings of NYC. This organization is specially for homosexuals, transgenders and bisexuals. There are many other events that are also organized by this organization. This organization helps you meet people, explore the city and on the whole simply enjoy yourself without feeling out of place. If you feel that you need help or want to help people then you can always go to the special services group. There are groups even for families to help them understand you. Sometimes you need a healthy environment to even understand yourself. These organizations and centers do exactly this. There are many PFLAG centers as well for families to help people like you be accepted but more importantly understood by our family.

If you want to help educate people or help people, you can join groups that educate the LGBT community about sexually transmitted diseases among other things. It is a scientifically proven fact that most people in the LGBT Community suffer from STDs because of lack of information. If you want to just enjoy yourself you can always visit places like the Queens Pride House which holds many events mainly for the LGBT Community. Being a part of this community is much easier in New York City than compared in most other cities and states. You can join many workshops to gain information or give information as well. You can join many groups that help you in meeting many other people, have a get together and enjoy good company on the whole. These activities are for your leisure and for your enjoyment. Over here, you need not feel out of place or different. You can fit right in and enjoy yourself to the fullest. You can feel good about yourself by helping others. There are so many activities that you can be a part of that you will no longer worry about finding company and fitting in.

Career Opportunities for Young Lesbian and Gay People

Being homosexual can often be problematic for you. Many people are still homophobic and sometimes job opportunities are declined to people who are homosexuals. However, living in New York City has its advantages. Being one of the more liberal cities in the United States, New York City has many career opportunities for young gay and lesbian people.

Many of these job opportunities include centers for other lesbian and gay people. Many LGBT communities need people to help them accept themselves. There are many centers that provide this help. Being gay or lesbian yourself, there is no better person to help others accept themselves you have accepted yourselves. Working with special government organizations as well is also a good option. Services like the New York City Commission Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning Runaway and Homeless Youth need young people like you to work for them and help with homeless and confused youngsters.

The Trevor Project is also an excellent opportunity to help other people like you. This project aims at preventing suicide among LGBT youth. One thing that you need to remember is that not everybody may have friends or family as understanding or accepting as yours. Though there is nothing wrong with homosexuality, many people have trouble accepting themselves or others. You should make good use of the fact that you are fine with the way you are and should help others do the same. The Gay Center is an excellent place to go where you can go to get more information bout your career opportunities. Most companies and agencies do not have a problem with homosexuality. In fact, it even holds events that are open to the public to go and get information. You can do community service as well for many public organizations that let you support and help other members of the LGBT community. Some of the most popular organizations are the Ali Forney Center, Callen-Lorde Health Community Center and the LGBT Community Center. Today most people are open to hiring homosexuals to work with or for them. Today, you can also file a lawsuit against people for discrimination against them for a particular reason. No company can fire you from a job for being homosexual. Every career opportunity that is out there is available to you. Some of the most powerful people in New York are gay. Some such people are Peter Lyons, Christine Quinn and Judge Deborah Batts. If these people can be in such powerful positions, so can you. You must not hesitate before applying for any job.

Though working for social groups is a good thing to do, it is not the only thing that you can do for your entire life. You can do anything and everything that you want. Homosexuality is not a disadvantage. You can opt for the career you want and follow exactly what you wish. Earlier, you may have faced difficulties while trying to get a job where you would not face any problems but now this is not the case.

Corporations With Strong LBGT Advocacy

There are certain companies that have been donating a lot of money and effort into advocating gay marriage rights. We would like to make a quick shout out to three of these companies.

McDonalds

Walmart

Burger King

In the recent battle of gay marriage rights in Massachusetts, these companies invested over 3 million total to the pro side, setting a precedent for companies involvement in social politics. We would like to call on more companies to do the same in an effort to spread the right of gay marriage to other states and, eventually, to a federal level.

If you are looking for employment in the New York area we highly recommend giving these three bellweather companies a look see.

For more information on the application process follow the links:

McDonalds Application

Walmart Careers

Burger King Application

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