GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services is a comprehensive community service organization located in Huntsville, Alabama which serves the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Since 2009 this non-profit agency has worked to raise awareness of conditions impacting the lives of GLBTQ people such as bullying, homelessness, inadequate medical and mental health services, and prejudices which result in discrimination in employment, housing, and education. In addition to raising public awareness intended to create high expectations of respect and inclusion of all people as equally important members of our society the agency also provides an array of social services including community building events.
Located in beautiful Huntsville, Alabama Our Space Community Center is the home of GLBT Advocacy & Youth Services, Inc. We are a comprehensive 501 (c)(3) agency serving Alabama and the Southeast through advocacy services and public awareness on issues affecting the GLBTQ community. We support and promote social justice, equality, and inclusion in order to create a safe and healthy community for everyone. Please visit our CommunityLink Calendar for events at the Center.http://glbtays.org/calendar.html
We are Alabama’s LGBTQ Resource Center!
MISSISSIPPI’S CONSCIENCE SHOULD BE BURNING … “INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.”
“Close your eyes and imagine that for twenty-one years you have been in a committed loving relationship. Your partner is the love of your life and the two of you have spent years planning your dreams and working on your life goals together. You have a beautiful home and both of you have been active members of your community. Then, in an instant, a simple accident changes both your lives forever. Your partner is in the hospital and you are being called ‘faggot’ by local police officers who are sworn to serve the community as they force you out of your home.”
“Four years ago I began a very important conversation. This conversation was and continues to be about the well-being and future of our community. This conversation was begun at Spirit of the Cross because as a member I found a safe haven as I healed from years of self-abuse. When I began to develop my personal ministry I reached out to the congregation to join me as I worked to heal wounded spirits, return hope to the lonely, and to build a sense of community in a city where I was told this would not be possible because others had tried before me.”
“Tonight I attended the “Truth Hearing” presented by North Alabama Healthcare for All. Dr. Pippa Abston and others organized this event to raise awareness of conditions facing our community regarding access to healthcare. Individuals shared their stories, which more often than not were stories of struggles accessing healthcare or affording healthcare.”
“There is a saying, “The closet kills.” I believe many members of our community kill themselves through addiction because of the pain they feel from not being free to be themselves. Segments of the gay community are deeply entrenched in this lifestyle. I was fortunate to survive this period in my life while many do not. Many lives are lost because people do not feel free to be themselves.” – James Robinson