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30% suicide attempt rate among youth who describe their orientation as gay or lesbian, 31% suicide attempt rate among youth labeled “transgender,” and 80% of youth harassed as gay in school identify as heterosexual.

Our mission is to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation.

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This is an organization with a track record of making a real difference in the world. Political victories mean little if the hearts and minds of parents, clergy, and teachers do not change.

Jonathan Lewis Member of YES Institute's Kiaora Society of Donors

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A Communication Called Bullying

This course is an examination of the phenomenon of "bullying" viewed through the lens of communication. Children who are bullied are more likely to avoid school, more likely to drop out, and have lower academic achievement, …

Gender Continuum

Gender is at the very core of our being and relationships—the starting point of who we are, who we think we are, and who we and others think we should be. The Gender Continuum course deconstructs the concept of gender as b …

Deciphering Orientation

After completing the Gender Continuum course, participants arrive at a new place of inquiry—often grappling with more questions than answers. The labels “gay,” “lesbian,” “bisexual,” and “heterosexual” have stood unexamined fo …