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National Youth Advocacy Coalition

The National Youth Advocacy Coalition is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well being.

The National Youth Advocacy Coalition takes a comprehensive approach to improving the lives of LGBTQ youth and operates through a social justice framework. NYAC strongly believes that to be effective in creating change at the national level, focused, grassroots advocacy at the local level is critical. NYAC knows that the expertise required to strengthen the LGBTQ youth movement can be found among both young people and adults from around the country.

NYAC also believes that we cannot only focus on the problems faced by LGBTQ youth, but that we must also look at their strengths and the opportunities that are available to them. Young people, particularly young LGBTQ people, are extraordinarily resilient and their courage and creativity will help us change the world.

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