SAN FRANCISCO, CA – EIN 943227296 lyric.org
LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities.
LYRIC’s vision is a diverse society where LGBTQQ youth are embraced for who they are and encouraged to be who they want to be. By working towards social justice and supporting young leaders, their families and allies, LYRIC is building a world that honors, respects and appreciates LGBTQQ youth and their contributions.
1988 – LYRIC founded and holds its first LYRIC Dance for Queer Youth
1990 – First office set up at Operation Concern
1991 – LYRIC wins city-wide support to launch urgently needed educational programs focused on sexuality/gender
1993 – With the aid of the city and a coalition of adult allies, LYRIC purchases house in the Castro on 1271995 – LYRIC becomes an independent nonprofit
1996 – LYRIC launches the first lobby day in Sacramento advocating for LGBTQQ youth protections in public schools
1997 – LYRIC co-founds Dimensions, a twice-weekly clinic specifically for LGBTQQ youth
2001 – LYRIC is recognized by Community Network for Youth Development for its effective youth development model
2006 – LYRIC helps found the Community Partnership for LGBTQQ Youth
2010 – LYRIC receives the CA Adolescent Health Janet Shalwitz Leadership Award
2011 – LYRIC receives Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builder Award as part of its nationally acclaimed Neighborhood Excellence Initiative