Staffers, volunteers and youth clients at Time Out Youth Center celebrated a special anniversary and thanked the organization’s founder over the weekend, as the organization turned 27 years old.
In 1990, Tonda Taylor, along with human services professionals, educators, physicians and clergy, assembled to discuss the needs of young LGBTQ individuals who were struggling with their sexual orientation. They knew that there was a desperate need for a place for them to turn for help and support. So on April 8, 1991, four gay and lesbian youth gathered for a discussion group under the guidance of Taylor and others for what would later become the premier organization in the Charlotte, N.C. area to address the needs of LGBTQ youth.
The Friends of Fourth Ward are hosting their annual Garden Tour, Time Out Youth has opened its Tonda Taylor Scholarship season, UNCC’s Joshua Burford has taken a summer internship, Campus Pride has a volunteer event and anti-hate training, a Selena tribute band is heading to Charlotte and a film project is gearing up.