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Pridelines Youth Services to hold LGBT charity art exhibit Dec. 19 at O Cinema in Wynwood

From Pridelines Youth Services:

LOCAL LGBTQ YOUTH ORGANIZATION TO HOLD CHARITY ART EXHIBIT IN WYNWOOD.

Pridelines Youth Services presents ‘Faces of Young Pride’ portrait series at O Cinema in Wynwood on December 19.

MIAMI – December 13, 2012 - On Wednesday, December 19, Pridelines Youth Services presents an artistic collaboration between South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth (LGBTQ), photographer Dale Stine and local artists dedicated to promoting peace by creating awareness on issues faced by LGBTQ youth in the community.

Faces of Young Pride launches the first of its series, Pridelines for Peace, an installation of portraits that expresses the meaning of peace to the subjects, South Florida’s LGBTQ youth.

“This series is powerful because each of the youth has an individual story and struggle that they faced as LGBTQ youth. As a result, they each have different definitions of peace and what it means to them based on those experiences. More importantly, they’ve each pledged to work within their communities to implement peace as part of this project.” says Victor Diaz-Herman, Executive Director.

Faces of Young Pride was designed to place a face on so many of the stories covered by mainstream media that tell us of the struggles that LGBTQ youth face on a daily basis; Struggles such as abuse, harassment, and homelessness that are addressed by organizations such as Pridelines Youth Services.

“I came to Pridelines when I was 16 years old, kicked out of my house and with no place to go. I felt alone, beat down and lost. They showed me that I wasn’t the only gay person my age, that I wasn’t struggling by myself, and that there were people who cared about me,” says Jamesly Louis, youth member. “This project means so much to me because it tells my story, shows my strength and helps me focus on giving back to the community and the organization that gave to me.”

Join us at O-Cinema (90 NW 29 Street, Miami, FL 33137) between 7:30pm to 10:30pm for cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, and performances by local artists. A $25 minimum donation is appreciated and portraits will be on sale to benefit Pridelines Youth Services and the youth they serve.

RSVP for this event send an e-mail to bob@pridelines.org or visit our Facebook page.

Pridelines Youth Services is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit organization created by gay youth for gay youth and their allies in the wake of Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign.  Pridelines’ mission is to support, educate and empower South Florida’s LGBTQ youth in a safe and diverse environment. For more than 30 years, Pridelines has provided safe space, social support, skills building, leadership development and referrals to mental health, health care and support services for LGBTQ youth and their straight

For more information about Pridelines call (305) 571-9601.

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