FIERCE's BOWL-A-THON is a youth-organized grassroots fundraising extravaganza that brings together over 150 community members to raise money, dress in fantastic costumes, and party - all to support FIERCE! Last year was an epic celebration – this year get ready for even more fun! Sign up and make a team with your friends, co-workers or comrades starting Thursday, August 7th! You can also make a general donation online to help FIERCE reach our fundraising goal.
The word “fierce” calls to mind many things. But among the L.G.B.T. community and Villagers in the know, it’s a name to be reckoned with. It represents a group that fights for the rights and interests of L.G.B.T. youth of color.
FIERCE — its all-caps name shouting in your face — is headquartered in an airy sixth-floor space in the Village. The place sports thick maroon paint on brick walls, cluttered cubicles tucked in the corner, a large kitchen and a tiny fur ball named Egypt.
A 16 year old transgender girl in Connecticut (known as "Jane Doe") has been incarcerated in an adult prison even though she has not been convicted or charged with any crime. Doe was living in a treatment home for traumatized youth under the custody of the state Department of Children and Family (DCF.) Authorities allege that she assaulted a staffer in the facility, but no criminal charges are pending against her. The DCF's decision to transfer her straight into an adult prison sets a dangerous, inhumane and unjust precedent.
Calling All Midwest LGBTQ Youth of Color 13-26 Are you planning to attend the Allied Media Conference this year? If so, join Detroit Represent, FIERCE, National Youth Pride Services, Trans Youth Support Network, Youthprise, and Lambda Legal for the DOPEST INTERACTIVE NETWORK GATHERING EVER!!!! called Move Up Fight Back: Midwest Regional Convening. The Convening will bring LGBTQ Youth from across the Midwest to build, dialogue and have a FABULOUS Time. Space is limited!!!!!! Don't delay register TODAY!!!!!!!!! #MUFBmidwest2014 #amc2014