Youth Guardian Services Launches Email List for Straight Youth

Youth Guardian Services, a youth-run non-profit organization providing support services on the Internet for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth has expanded its diversity even more with its newest project, The STR8 Email List.

The STR8 List, scheduled to officially launch on Monday, September 20, has been created to provide a safe space for straight and questioning youth who have friends or family members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or questioning. The list is a supportive environment catering to the unique needs of straight youth who need to talk to other young people in similar situations. The list is designed to function as a place where heterosexual and questioning youth can discuss and better understand gay-related issues, and their own issues in accepting their gay friends or family members.

The STR8 List is restricted to youth 25 years old or younger. If you are 25 or under, self-identify your sexual orientation as heterosexual or questioning, and have friends or family members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning, and would like to talk to other straight young people your age, then this is the place for you! To subscribe, send an email message to listproc@youth-guard.org with the message (without the quotes) "subscribe str8 YOUR NAME"

With many resources now existing for gay youth on the Internet, Youth Guardian Services discovered that a very important segment of the population had been previously neglected: Our straight allies, friends, and family members. With the STR8 List, Youth Guardian Services hopes to provide the same kind of quality peer support to our straight allies that we have been able to successfully provide to over 3,000 gay youth over the last two years.

Whatever the situation may be, each list subscriber can expect to receive a list full of young people ready to offer friendship, advice, or just a kind listening ear. Whether you need to talk about your best friend who just came out to you, your brother who just came out to your, or your girlfriend who just broke up with you because she is a lesbian, or anything else that you want to talk to people your own age in similar situations-the list will be there for you, listen, and be a friendly supportline that you can count on.

To subscribe to the STR8 List: Send email to listproc@youth-guard.org With the message: subscribe str8 YOUR NAME

Please note that the subscribe command must be in the body of your email message and NOT the subject line. Replace "YOUR NAME" with your own name or email address.

For more information about the STR8 List visit http://www.youth-guard.org/youth/str8/

Youth Guardian Services is a youth-run, non-profit organization that provides support services on the Internet to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and straight supportive youth. The organization operates solely on private donations from individuals. For more information about Youth Guardian Services, please visit our website at http://www.youth-guard.org

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