Central Florida Fair celebrates LGBT families

By : Dylan Drobet
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Orlando – The Central Florida Fair has become a tradition in Orlando for many families, but this year the event will make new efforts to welcome the LGBT community with a brand new LGBT family night March 3.

The Central Florida Fair has been working on ways to introduce the fair to more people in the community, according to Sponsorship Coordinator Frances Salas.

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Orlando Mayor, Zebra Coalition ‘Stand Up’ to bullying

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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Orlando – Orlando is putting a spotlight on fighting bullying.

The city, with Mayor Buddy Dyer, launched “Stand Up Orlando,” a campaign to support organizations with anti-bullying programs. Zebra Coalition, which provides services to LGBT youth in Central Florida, is one of the organizations slated to benefit from Stand Up Orlando’s efforts to raise awareness.

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Zebra Coalition scholarship helps fund college for LGBT youth

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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Orlando – The Zebra Coalition, in partnership with UCF, will start a fund to provide a scholarship opportunities to LGBT youth as they continue their higher education.

The Zebra Coalition LGBTQ Scholarship Foundation will establish a $25,000 fund that would be dispersed to LGBT youth that may have difficulty securing funding for college.

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Zebra Coalition hosts event to reveal new scholarship program for LGBT youth

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Zebra Coalition is hosting an event that will unveil a new scholarship program that will financially assist local LGBT youths reach their educational goals.

The Zebra Foundation for Youth is founding a scholarship program that will allow for Zebra Coalition to fund GED completion or provide financial support for college students that wish to attend schools like UCF, technical schools or a community college.

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Dine Out at Citrus 2014

By : Veronica Brezina
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Succulent, delicious food kicked off the evening at the Citrus Restaurant’s charitable event for the Zebra Coalition, a LGBT+ services organization.

The event, where one-hundred percent of the proceeds went to Zebra, consisted of a three-course meal ($60).

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Orlando Magic donates $35,000 to support LGBT youth

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Orlando – The Orlando Magic Youth Fund has donated $35,000 to the Zebra Coalition, a network of organizations working together to support LGBT youth in Central Florida.

Over the past two dozen years, the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation and the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund (OMYF-MFF), has distributed more than $18.5 million to local non-profit organizations.

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Orlando’s Zebra House celebrates one year anniversary

By : Jamie Hyman
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Orlando – When Dexter Foxworth became the executive director of the Zebra Coalition a year and a half ago, one of his first jobs was to find a drop-in center for the youth the Coalition serves.

The Zebra Coalition is a network of organizations which provide services to LGBT and questioning youth ages 13-24, whether they need medical care, counseling, emergency housing, transitional housing or education.

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Zebra Coalition awarded $625,000 from the White House

By : Susan Clary
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The Zebra Coalition has received a $625,000 federal grant, the largest in its history, for programs to help prevent substance abuse among young people.

The money will come from the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy over a five-year period and all but guarantees the stability of the organization. 

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Zebra Coalition partners with Orange schools for anti-bullying education

By : Susan Clary
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ZebraBully1Orlando – The Zebra Coalition is teaming up with 102 Orange County schools to fight bullying.

Zebra is a Central Florida-based network of organizations that supports LGBT youth, and they announce Oct. 23 that they’ll work through Student Assistance and Family Empowerment (SAFE) on an anti-bullying campaign for middle, high and charter schools within the district beginning in the 2013-2014 school year.

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