WATCH: Support Art As Suicide Prevention for LGBT Youth
BY Sunnivie Brydum
February 20 2013 8:51 PM ET
Dylan Scholinski, a Denver-based artist, has created a safe haven for LGBT students to use art to express their frustrations, hardships, and even suicidal thoughts.
Aptly named, The Haven Youth Project is hosted at Scholinski's Sent(a)Mental Studios, and last school year served more than 1,000 young people by proceeding safe spaces, opportunities, and creative outlets for youth to express the feelings and experiences they face when navigating life's transitions.
Looking to build on the project's success this year, Scholinski launched an IndieGogo page to help fund the Haven Youth Project, which includes a video featuring Scholinski and some of the youth who have benefitted from the project.
Scholinski tells The Advocate that every little bit of additional funding helps, and pointed out that if each of Scholinski's Facebook friends contributed $4.44 — roughly the cost to take a friend out for coffee or tea — the campaign would reach its $12,000 goal.
- The Striking Muxe: Mexico's Third Gender
- Gay Tenn. 12-Year-Old Still Fighting the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill He Helped Kill
- Op-ed: What People Don't Get About Dismay Over Jared Leto
- Fox's Newest Cop Comedy Is Quietly Breaking Ground
- Game of Thrones Actor Kristian Nairn Reveals He's Gay
- Trans Woman Sues CrossFit After Being Told to Compete in Men's Division
- Women WATCH: Australia's Sexy New Lesbian Web Series Starting From ... Now! 32 sec ago
- Television 15 Most Ridiculous Real Housewives Taglines Ever 41 min 58 sec ago
- Arts & Entertainment 10 Things We Learned from Neil Patrick Harris 47 min 8 sec ago
- Women WATCH: Houston's Lesbian Mayor Reveals 'The Gay Agenda' 2 hours 5 min ago
- Marriage Equality Oregon Republicans Support Marriage Equality 2 hours 44 min ago
- Uganda Ugandans Challenge 'Jail the Gays' Law in Court 2 hours 50 min ago
- Travel Melissa Etheridge Performing Russian Anthem at Toronto WorldPride 1:48 PM