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Moving Forward – Goodbye and Thank You from Dexter

    This has been a difficult letter to write. Its purpose is to inform you of my decision to leave Zebra Coalition effective Friday, July 31. I am ready to seek new challenges, try new things, go different directions. It’s appropriate, I think, after such a rewarding and fantastic ride.   For the last Read More…

Zebra Coalition Awarded $15,000 from the Universal Orlando Foundation

Orlando, Fla., June 2015 — The Zebra Coalition recently received $15,000 from the Universal Orlando Foundation. The Zebra Coalition will use the funding to support basic needs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all youth (LGBT+) in Central Florida.   “We are so grateful for our wonderful partners at the Universal Orlando Foundation for providing us with this grant,” Read More…

Serving Our Youth 2015: The Needs and Experiences of LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Earlier this week, a new study was released by the True Colors Fund, The William’s Institute and The Palette Fund on the problems facing LGBT+ youth experiencing homelessness. Some key findings include:   Service providers reported that LGBTQ youth are homeless for longer periods of time than non-LGBTQ youth and that LGBTQ youth accessing their Read More…

President Obama Declares June LGBT Pride Month. Read The Full Proclamation

                  President Barack Obama has, again, declared the month of June to be LGBT Pride Month. In the official proclamation, he calls for more support for LGBT youth and Congressional action to protect LGBT people within the workplace. Read the full proclamation:     LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER Read More…

Amendment to protect LGBT homeless youth fails in Senate

  Yesterday, an LGBT-inclusive measure to protect homeless youth failed in the U.S. Senate that contained protections for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. The amendment fell short of the 60 votes necessary for passage.   The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA) would have reauthorized programs that help youth Read More…

Zebra Coalition Celebrates Volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week

National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 12 to 18, honors the many volunteers across the country. Every day, volunteers give of themselves to better their communities and the organizations that rely on them. National Volunteer Appreciation Week is a time for all of us to pause and celebrate the energy and commitment of all volunteers. Volunteering Read More…

The Homestretch Raises Awareness on Youth Homelessness

Earlier this week I joined WUCF TV, the Central Florida Regional Commission on Homelessness and Orange County Public Schools for a special screening of the documentary The Homestretch , and to discuss homeless youth, a segment that is growing nationally and right here in our Central Florida community.   Approximately 1.68 million youth in the United States experience Read More…

Raise Awareness About LGBT+ Homelessness on April 18

  On April 18, 2015, the Zebra Coalition will be teaming up with Organizing For Action Central Florida to launch a digital campaign to raise awareness about LGBT+ youth homelessness! Together, we hope to bring awareness to the unique challenges faced by LGBT+ youth homeless populations in the Central Florida area.   We need your Read More…