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About Us

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This is who we are, what we do, and why our work matters.
Our Mission

PRISM works to expand access to LGBTQ-inclusive education and sexual health resources for youth in South Florida. It's our goal to make sure everyone feels included in their community, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Our Vision

We envision a community where race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression are not deciding factors in young people’s ability to maintain their physical, sexual, and mental health.

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Our Work

​Empowering youth is at the core of everything that we do. We provide our community with:

​Empowering youth is at the core of everything that we do. We provide our community with:

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Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources

We have loads of articles on sexual health, LGBT+ history, POC issues, and more! Find these under Learn and on our social feeds. 

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STI Clinic Search

Find information on free and low-cost STI testing resources through our STI Clinic Search.

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PRISM Student Ambassador Program

P-SAP is a network of resources and support for high school and college student leaders on the frontlines of LGBT+ advocacy.

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Youth Activism

PRISM is dedicated to advocating for queer youth through grassroots action in our community and state.

Why It Matters

Youth are at risk, and comprehensive sex education saves lives. As of 2021:

36.1%

of high school students in Florida have had sexual intercourse and 24.5% were currently sexually active

49.1%

of those students reported not having used a condom during their last sexual encounter, and 91.8% have never been tested for HIV

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Youth aged 15-24 accounted for half of all new STI infections in the United States in 2021.

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As of 2020, 12.5% of all new HIV diagnoses in Miami-Dade were reported in youth aged 13-24 , according to AIDSVu.

This is 1.6 times the national rate and almost 1.5 times the state average for this same age group.

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LGBTQ-inclusive education is under attack.

Inclusive education was already a patchwork system in the state of Florida, but the "Don't Say LGBTQ" law turned this battle into a war. Now our lawmakers are finding ways to expand Don't Say LGBTQ's restrictions and censorship, as we've seen time and time again in school board meetings and at the Department of Education.

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With LGBTQ-inclusive education even harder to access, the need for resources that are easily accessible both outside of and within an academic setting is only increasing as young people consume more information through digital media.

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