The IDentity Kits are in and so far we have identified 3 youth in Pennsylvania and 15 youth in California who are in need of a Kit of their own. Those numbers are still growing. Kits are $20 a piece. With your help we can get these 18 youth this tool to help them assuage worries and fears about being gay, lesbian, trans, bi AND Christian. To find out more about each Kit click here.
What’s in a Kit?
Booklet: This is a community center in a book–answering tough questions about orientation, sexual identity, and tackling daunting questions like what does the Bible really say, how do I start coming out, and where can I find resources to help me long after I’ve read the book?
Cards: These game cards categorize the various parts of our identities. Play this game to spark conversation around parts of your identity that can empower you to be all you can be.
Sticker: To help you remember that your identity matters and you are not alone.
Do you know of a teen who could use this resource? Help us get them a Kit by adding their name or your name to this confidential list by emailing it to Crystal@youridk or simply click here to fill out the form.
The IDentity Kit is teaming with Soulforce, the nations leader on helping to reset and change descriminatory policies at Universities and Colleges. This month find both groups on a mini tour around Riverside, California teaching workshops on LGBTQ inclusion in faith based institutions. Thanks to the sponsorship of La Sierra’s PRISM and the University of Riverside the tour includes workshops at churches, community centers and a total of five Universities. Find out where you can catch facilitators Crystal Cheatham and J. Mase III at YourIDK.com/Calendar.
As an unofficial club at La Sierra, PRISM wants to put out the message that they will not stand for the hate that is currently withholding them from participating in full club status, and so have joined forces with UCR to introduce SLAM the Hate Night. This is a night of bold talent coming together to build community and local support for those who face marginalization and hate. Come celebrate your identity, learn more about sexuality, expression, gender and ask some important questions. It’s free and open to the public and will be held at UC Riverside from 6 to 10 pm, Saturday November 17. Performers will include Cheatham, J Mase III, national slam legend Regie Cabico, and the poet Emotions, with support from such voices as It Gets Better Campaign, LIfe Works LA, Queer Connection, Inland Empire Pride, and Gender Justice LA. Find out more about the event at the UCR website. Invite yourself to the Facebook.
Hello everyone and thanks for stopping in. We the team of Your IDK are excited to announce that the Kit: For Queer Christian Youth is finally complete and ready to meet the public. It’s taken a while to get here but that just makes our arrival that much more monumental.
Secret invites have been sent out to some pretty special individuals. If you are one of those folks we can’t wait to share the experience of unveiling the Kit with you. If you haven’t gotten yours yet but you believe you should be there with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Kit couldn’t have come at a better time. Have you seen some of the tweets people are posting about the decisions happening in schools? @PerezHilton tweets:
“Tennessee has banned the word “gay” or ANY discussion of homosexuality from schools. So what are the LGBT kids gonna to do? Feel more alone?”