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On National Coming Out Day, a new email support/discussion list officially launched for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and straight supportive (here on out referred to as gay+) youth ages 21 to 25.

TO SUBSCRIBE:

Send mailto:listproc@critpath.org With message: subscribe youth21-25 YOURNAME

Replace the phrase YOURNAME with your real name, an alias name, or your email address

All commands MUST be in the BODY of the message -- not in the subject

The YOUTH21-25 is the third email list that joins the other youth only email lists hosted by CritPath.Org (The Critical Path Project). The other two lists are YOUTH13-17 and YOUTH17-21.

The premise for the YOUTH lists is to establish an outlet for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and supportive youth ages 25 and under to talk with each other concerning such issues as coming out, schools, parents, friends, relationships, and other gay-related and non-gay-related youth issues. The three email lists (YOUTH13-17, YOUTH17-21, and YOUTH21-25) are the first of its kind to offer a conversational/chat/support youth group in an email form. The email lists solve some problems that newsgroups, IRC, and chat rooms have. Email is quick, easy, convenient, and the most accessible. Not everyone knows how to subscribe to newsgroups, or to enter chat rooms, or even have the access capability to do so. But anyone with an email address can have access to this new list.

The YOUTH lists are for youth ONLY. Seventeen-year-olds are given the choice of subscribing to either the 13-17 list, or the 17-21 list, or to both lists. Twenty-one-year-olds are given the choice of subscribing to either the 17-21 list, the 21-25 list, or both lists.

The YOUTH lists have a strict age guideline in order to hopefully solve the problem of older people hanging around in supposed youth forums. The age policy will be strictly enforced on the list. Although there is no absolute way to guarantee that a subscriber is within the proper age range, if it comes to the attention of the list owner that a particular subscriber is over the permitted age then that subscriber will be immediately removed from the list. The list will try its best to remain youth ONLY.


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