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can somebody tell me what they are and what you do in them, please? all i know is they're like clubs for GLBT teens.... or something....... someone explain this to me cos i'm really confused about them!!!

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GLBT youth groups are a great way to make friends and discuss important issues. I used to go to a local queer youth group pretty regularly, but I feel that I've sorta grown out of it. Basically a bunch of GLBT youth get together and hang out. There is often a fascilitator of some sort (think RL advocate), and there is a topic. Topics are discussed, and sometimes you play fun games too. I highly reccomend going to one if you can. It will be easier to find if you live in a big city, but I know that there's a website somewhere that will help you locate a local group, I'll post the address later.

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I second that motion. I used to go to a GBLT youth group and it was a really great step for me. I met so many great people and I could finally feel comforatble with my orientation. All my friends are supportive of me and I haven't recieved to much harrassment for being bisexual, but it's really nice to be in a place where everyone is going through or has gone through all you've been through.

At mine we did several things. Sometimes we would have guest speakers come and talk to us about a variety of things (like, how to start a GSA and queer youth rights). Other days we'd have a topic picked out and talk about that. Or, if someone had something in particular they wanted to talk about then they could do that also (one day I was very upset about my parents and we started talking about that which somehow led to pedophiles and a discussion on morality. That was a great day). And also you discuss upcoming pride things, so you get more involved in the community.

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