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Our People: Q&A with Syeem Sanders

Being an LGBTQ teen isn’t always easy; in fact, it usually isn’t. But for students like Syeem Sanders, 17, with the ingenuity and ambition it takes to achieve, the resources are out there for the taking. Sanders was an ordinary high school student last year, a pansexual member of Vance High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). The Vance GSA enabled him to connect with Time Out Youth Center (TOY), a local non-profit focused on helping LGBTQ young people.