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Giving back to the community has always been a part of Patrick Wallace's nature. For years, he has participated in charity events and volunteer opportunities as a way of helping those less fortunate.

Wallace's latest endeavor is A Note To My Kid, which has received national attention for its attempt to make the world a better place for LGBTQ people.

Wallace, who was raised in San Diego, is 36-years old and is happily taken by his partner Mike Curry.

What organization(s) do you volunteer for, and why?

Applications available for Friends of Project 10 student scholarship

PASADENA, Calif. -- Friends of Project 10 has opened the application period for its annual "Models of Excellence" competition, which awards college scholarships to the selected recipients.

Student scholarships of $1,000, $2,000, and $3,000 will be awarded to high school seniors graduating from public, private and parochial schools in Southern California who have advanced the civil rights of the LGBT community. Applicants must reside in Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, or Ventura counties.

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VIDEO: San Diego youth to attend launch of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation

BOSTON – Several California youth, including one from San Diego, have been selected to travel to Harvard University this week to help Lady Gaga launch her new Born This Way Foundation on Wednesday, Feb. 29.

The foundation, led by Lady Gaga’s mother Cynthia Germanotta, was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Through its programs, the organization hopes to empower young people to build a braver, kinder world.

PFLAG San Diego to discuss cyber bullying at meeting Monday

SAN DIEGO -- PFLAG San Diego will include a special presentation on cyber bullying at its monthly meeting at 7 pm Monday, Feb. 27.

Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gay (PFLAG) is a support, education, and advocacy organization with chapters throughout the world. The San Diego chapter is an all volunteer group made up of parents, family and friends of LGBT people.

Applications for PFLAG San Diego's student scholarship program due March 16

SAN DIEGO -- Local students looking for extra money to cover their higher education expenses have until Friday, March 16, to submit applications for the 14th annual PFLAG San Diego LGBTQ Student Scholarship.

Olivia Dorman, chair of PFLAG's scholarship committee, said that her organization granted seven awards last year, ranging from $1,000 tp $2,000, and encouraged all eligible students to apply this year.

SDSU to launch LGBT lecture series Monday with inaugural discussion on DADT

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego State University will launch its FLUID Lecture Series on Monday, Feb. 20, with a presentation on the repeal of LGBT identity in the U.S. military following the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

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San Diego-based national conference to empower educators of LGBT K-12 students offering free sessions to kids, parents

SAN DIEGO -- A conference that strives to "make it better" for our nation's youth returns to San Diego for the third year in a row, beginning Friday, February 17 through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley.

Supporting Students, Saving Lives is presented by the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL), a non-profit organization run by the School Counseling Graduate Program at San Diego State University, lead by Trish Hatch.

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VIDEO: PSA targeting anti-LGBT language to air at Lucas Oil Stadium during Super Bowl XLVI

NEW YORK – An award-winning public service announcement targeting anti-LGBT language among teens will be aired at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis during this Sunday's Super Bowl XLVI.

The airtime for the "Think Before You Speak" PSA, created by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) and The Ad Council, was made possible by an in-kind donation to GLSEN by Toronto-based Grazie Media. The PSA will be displayed on a video billboard positioned directly in front of the stadium and will be seen by attendees as they enter the venue.

Gay brother of Tyler Clementi shares a series of personal letters

NEW YORK -- Cyber-bullying and homophobia dominated the headlines in Sept. 2010 when 18-year-old college student Tyler Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. A key dimension that was missing in those headlines was any understanding of Tyler beyond his death.

The Trevor Project names new executive director

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- After conducting a nationwide search, The Trevor Project announced today the selection of Abbe Land as its new executive director and CEO.

Land will begin her tenure with The Trevor Project in March and will take over for David McFarland, who has served in an interim role since April 2011.

Through the transition, McFarland will continue as interim executive director and CEO.

Land, a recognized and respected health care professional, brings an impressive history of ensuring care to under-represented populations.