Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Indiana Youth Group to Offer Nation's First LGBT Awareness License Plate

In a sign that things are continuing to, slowly, become better for LGBT awareness, Indiana will become the first state in the nation to offer a specialty license plate for an LGBT group.

Indiana Youth Group, according to their website, was founded in 1987 and focus on programs for education and career development, character and leadership development, personal development, social development, and information and referral.

The group has twice before had their application for a specialty plate denied because of concerns for how the group would apply money received for the plates as well as a supposed lack of a statewide benefit for the program.  After addressing the concerns and filing a lawsuit against the state, with the help of Indiana's ACLU, the plate was approved.  IYG has since dropped the suit.

The BMV already has the plate listed among it's available specialty plates. The plate will cost an extra $40, with $25 of that being support directly given to the group.  The lowest number plates will be available through a large donation to the group.

If you are not interested in a plate, but would like to make a donation to IYG, you can do so through this page of their site.

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