Gulf Pride for Youth, a new drop-in program for LGBT youth ages 13 to 20, has announced its first fundraising event.
The dinner is set for May 21, 7 p.m., at the Bienville Social, 323 Tremont (23rd Street) in Galveston, and consists of a four-course tasting menu prepared by Galveston chef Daya Myers and her wife, Laura Myers Hurt, of the Lunch Box Cafe, with provisions donated by Louisiana Foods, Lunch Box Cafe, and MOD CoffeeHouse.
GPY (pronounced “guppie”) aims to offer an affirming and safe environment to LGBT and questioning youth by providing education, positive role modeling/adult mentors, peer support, and outreach to enhance their strengths and encourage youth to lead healthy, productive lives of their own choosing. Organizers for the new group, which is modeled after Montrose Counseling Center’s highly respected HATCH program for Houston’s LGBT youth, are also recruiting qualified facilitators for its support groups as well as individuals to serve in various other capacities, including accounting, community outreach, fundraising, legal issues, and public relations.
For tickets to the dinner and for more information, log on to gulfprideforyouth.org. —Nancy Ford