The Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH) wishes to promote a culture of safety and respect by championing policies for gender equity, as well as clear consent communication in sexual relationships. We support many efforts around sexual assault prevention, awareness, and services for survivors; consent-inclusive sexual health education; affirmative consent policies; anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies related to sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), or marital or parental status; and more.
Youth Advisory Councils
Michigan Coalition on Adolescent Sexual Health
MiCASH is a statewide group of professionals from a variety of different fields concerned about adolescent sexual health, including HIV/AIDS, STDs, family planning, domestic and sexual violence, youth development, LGBTQ+ youth, and other related issues. MiCASH members meet several times a year in various locations around the state, with meetings hosted by MOASH. The mission of MiCASH is to share information, network, collaborate, and support continuous learning that ultimately empowers youth with knowledge and skills to make informed decisions impacting their sexual health and relationships.
Washtenaw County Community Conversations
MOASH is working alongside the Michigan Department of Education, the Neutral Zone, the University of Michigan Spectrum Center, and Springmatter to implement the Washtenaw County Community Conversations (WC3) program. Among other objectives, the program seeks to develop and implement community workshops in each of the nine Washtenaw County school districts in order to raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ+ students. The goal of these workshops is to increase sexual orientation and gender identity awareness, knowledge, and allyship skills among community members.
Michigan Youth Queer/Trans/Intersex People of Color
MY QTIPOC (Michigan Youth Queer/Trans/Intersex People of Color) is a youth advisory council focused on amplifying, empowering, and centering voices of LGBTQ+ youth of color. Members, ages 13-19, will be involved in panels and other advocacy efforts to dismantle racism in queer communities and homophobia in communities of color, as well as advocate for overall liberation, inclusion, and justice for queer people of color.