Gay Orlando: OYA! Orlando Youth Alliance

View Larger MapOrlando is such a great city with so many community organizations focused on the Gay community, we thought that this one deserves a mention. The Orlando Youth Alliance is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990. Their mission is to provide a safe space for LGBTQ youth in Central Florida. OYA is a peer based youth group with members that offer services to those LGBTQ aged between 13 and 24 who may need help, feel alone and want to be part of an organization that emotionally supports members in a positive, non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. Need to talk? Voicemail Line 407-244-1222 (This is not a crisis hotline).

OYA meets on Tuesday evenings, at 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM at the Zebra House, 115 E. Marks Street, Orlando, FL 32801. The Zebra House Entrance to use is in the rear of the house. The organization also has a Friday Night Drop-In Night at the Zebra House from 6:00 – 9:00PM as well as a chance to play plenty of Games, movies, have a chat.

The Orlando Youth Alliance has great resources at their disposal, one of which is the growing number of skilled volunteer adult facilitators.  OYA also collaborates with other organizations and causes in the Central Florida area. What is best is that there is no cost to being a member of OYA.  All costs associated with operations and marketing are covered through fundraisers, corporate, individual and foundation gifts.

If you fall within the age bracket for OYA then why not go along, meet some new people and talk through any issues you may have. If you are older than the age range then perhaps you could get involved in helping run the place!

Organizations like the OYA show how welcoming Orlando is to LGBT individuals and that it really is a great city to live in.

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