Last updated on: 2/27/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Coalition for Positive Sexuality (CPS) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Aug. 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
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Description:

“The Coalition for Positive Sexuality (CPS) is a grassroots direct-action volunteer group formed in Chicago in the spring of 1992 by high school students and member of the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP), Queer Nation (QN), Emergency Clinic Defense Coalition (ECDC), and No More Nice Girls. We came together to respond to the health crisis among Chicago teenagers. The Chicago Department of Health and the Chicago Public Schools fail to teach students about sexuality and safe sex because of bad educational policies, a general silence around sexuality and sexual practices, and systematic discrimination against people on the basis of race, class, gender, sexuality, and age.”

“About Us,” www.positive.org (accessed Feb. 26, 2008)

Mission:

“Our purpose is twofold: first, to give teens the information they need to take care of themselves and in so doing affirm their decisions about sex, sexuality, and reproductive control; second, to facilitate dialogue in and out of the public schools on condom availability and sex education.”

“About Us,” www.positive.org (accessed Feb. 26, 2008)

Other:
non-profit 501(c)(3)