Tag: Youth

Coming Out Pink Season Hong Kong

Hosted by Pink Season 粉紅天

Pink Season is collaborating with The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong and Queer Straight Alliance with support from Goldman Sachs to discuss what it means to come out as LGBT+ in Hong Kong. Spoken in Cantonese we have got a panel full of experience from coming out at home, in education, and at work.

粉紅天與香港小童群益會及同直聯盟合作,並獲得高盛支持,與參加者一起探討同志在香港出櫃的意義。本活動以粵語進行,多位講者分享其在家庭、校園和工作場所出櫃的經驗

Coming Out Pink Season Hong Kong

Asia’s premier LGBTI festival, celebrating self-­acceptance, inclusion, and awareness through an exciting programme of arts, education, entertainment, sports, and adventure.

We are non-profit making and the organizing team consists of all volunteers.

Pink Season is brought to you by Hong Kong-registered charity Pink Alliance (pinkalliance.hk).

亞洲首屈一指的同志節,提倡對不同性傾向及性別身份人士的接受、容納及認知,活動性質包括藝術、教育、娛樂,以及體育和挑戰。
我們這個活動是非牟利性質,所有製作隊員都是義工。

「粉紅天」由香港政府認可慈善團體「粉紅同盟」(pinkalliance.hk) 舉辦。

Coming Out Pink Season Hong Kong

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Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference 2017

Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference – We invite undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and concerned civic activists to the Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania to explore the possibilities of queering our world. This theme encourages participants to consider what can be done to make our worlds more livable for individuals who identify as members of LGBTQQIAA+ communities wherever they exist. Bloomsburg, PA; Nov 3-5, 2017

LGBTQA Community at Bloomsburg University

 Through Student Affairs and the Office of the Dean of Students, the LGBTQA Resource Center is committed to making Bloomsburg University a safe and welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied students. This is done through education, programming, advocacy, and public policy. The Office for LGBT Interests at Bloomsburg University opened in the spring of 2006 and became the LGBTQA Resource Center in Fall of 2013, which is now headed by the Coordinator of Sexual & Gender Diversity, Malik Muhammad.

LGBTQA Resource Center

The LGBTQA Resource Center is located in SSC 265

The Center is open from 10am – 5pm weekdays during academic sessions.

We are also available via telephone or email: 570-389-2819 LGBTQA@bloomu.edu

[more information]

Queer Lunch!

Join us for Queer Lunch in the Commons every Wednesday at 11:45 for the fall semester!!

For Faculty & Staff

The LGBTQA Commission meets regularly throughout the semester. If you would like to become involved in the commission, feel free to contact us or join our next open meeting. [more information]

For Students

The BU Equality Alliance meets weekly during the academic year. If you would like to become involved, feel free to contact us or join our next open meeting. [more information]

Learning Opportunities

The LGBTQA Resource Center operates four programs to promote visibility and understanding of the LGBTQA community. [more information]

 


Seasons of Pride is pleased to present the Gay Pride or LGBTQ Pride Calendar for 2017.  You will find Gay Pride events, LGBT Film Festivals, and the Gay Travel Events like Gay Ski Weeks. We do our best to try and keep up with all the events, but sometimes we miss one or two.

If your event is not listed, just drop us an email to info@seasonsofpride.com

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2017 Pride Calendar

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Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference 2017

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IVYQ 2017 Creating Queer Futures

IVYQ – IvyQ dares to imagine a radically inclusive and explorative queer community beyond binaries and the LGB. We want to create interactive, educational, and individual-centered spaces where members can engage with speakers, activists, and each other to explore under-analyzed pieces of the self, others, and unrepresented queer communities. IvyQ is intent on making this conference an immersive social experience, full of hype, that is accessible to everyone. Financial aid for fees and transportation is available upon request. Yale Univesity, New Haven, CT; Nov 2-5, 2017

IVYQ 2017 Creating Queer Futures

In the midst of national political turmoil and direct attacks on all marginalized groups across the country, the goal of the IvyQ Yale conference is to resist through the act of community-building and education.

The theme of the conference is “Creating Queer Futures,” and it represents both an envisioning of what our radical future entails beyond contemporary politics, as well as a demand for direct and immediate action to forge our own path against the tides of oppression and discrimination. Additionally, this conference recognizes that self-care of the oppressed is a radical act, in the words of Audre Lorde, and that by uniting as a community and cherishing ourselves, we have already begun the fight.

At IvyQ Yale, we strive to create a radically inclusive environment in which every participant can find their place and thrive, by centering issues too often sidelined in our community such as intersectional feminism, indigeneity, socioeconomic class, and much more. Join us as we refuse to be silent and celebrate queerness in all of its forms.


Seasons of Pride is pleased to present the Gay Pride or LGBTQ Pride Calendar for 2017.  You will find Gay Pride events, LGBT Film Festivals, and the Gay Travel Events like Gay Ski Weeks. We do our best to try and keep up with all the events, but sometimes we miss one or two.

If your event is not listed, just drop us an email to info@seasonsofpride.com

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2017 Pride Calendar

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IVYQ 2017 Creating Queer Futures

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Queer Graduate Student Conference UCLA

QGRAD (LGBTQ Studies) – Welcome to UCLA’s 2017 Queer Graduate Student Conference – the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of LGBTQ Studies at UCLA, the 2017 QGrad Conference will focus on how LGBTQ Studies and trans and queer art and activism have transformed the world in the last 20 years. How have undocumented, Black and Brown, Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, Muslim, Fat, Disabled, incarcerated, Transgender and Gender Non-conforming communities/scholar- activists impacted LGBTQ studies? How are all of us systematically attacked and disempowered under the 45th presidential administration? UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Oct 27, 2017

Queer Graduate Student Conference UCLA


Seasons of Pride is pleased to present the Gay Pride or LGBTQ Pride Calendar for 2017.  You will find Gay Pride events, LGBT Film Festivals, and the Gay Travel Events like Gay Ski Weeks. We do our best to try and keep up with all the events, but sometimes we miss one or two.

If your event is not listed, just drop us an email to info@seasonsofpride.com

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2017 Pride Calendar

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Queer Graduate Student Conference UCLA

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Inside Jewish Argentina & Uruguay 2017

JDC Entwine is now accepting applications for an LGBTQ+ Jewish Leadership Trip to Argentina & Uruguay. This inaugural experience will explore the unique Jewish and LGBTQ+ communities of these two countries. October 22nd – 29th, 2017. The deadline to apply is August 15.

Inside Jewish Argentina & Uruguay 2017

With this initiative, JDC Entwine affirms its commitment to building a movement of change makers that is inclusive and reflective of the diversity of the Jewish people and seeks to make a meaningful impact on global Jewish needs and international humanitarian issues, starting in locations that serve as beacons of Jewish inclusion globally.

This trip is developed in partnership with Eighteen:22 and JQ International.

About the Trip
Argentina and Uruguay both serve as leaders in LGBTQ+ issues in Latin America. Uruguay played host to the 2016 LGBTI Human Rights Conference and was named the most LGBT friendly country in Latin America. In 2010, Argentina became the second country in Latin America to legalize same sex marriage. This unique trip will explore how the Jewish communities of these two progressive countries have worked to integrate LGBTQ+ rights into their social agendas in recent decades.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Explore Buenos Aires, home to the largest Jewish community in Latin America, and Montevideo, a smaller but equally vibrant community.
  • Learn about JDC’s critical interventions during the 2001 economic crisis in the areas of medical and welfare assistance, jobs training, elder care, and beyond.
  • Engage with Argentine peers through discussions with JAG (Judios Argentinos Gays (Jewish Argentine Gays), an organization established with the assistance of JDC in 2004 to promote inclusion and diversity within and outside the Jewish community
  • Gain an in depth understanding of challenges to equal opportunity & self-expression in Latin America at DAIA, the Delegacion de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas, which aims to fight discrimination & protect human rights
  • Enjoy an inclusive Shabbat experience at Comunidad NCI-Emanu El, the first religious institution to host a same-sex Jewish marriage in Latin America
  • Dance tango, drink Malbec, enjoy traditional asado (BBQ) & experience Fuerza Bruta
  • Provide spaces for Jewish LGBTQ+ individuals to explore both their Judaism and LGBTQ+ identities with each other by taking part of an intensive cohort experience.
Trip Dates: October 22-29, 2017
Application Deadline: August 15, 2017
Participation fee: $1,200 USD, not inclusive of flights
*Do not let the price of the trip stop you from applying. JDC Entwine has subsidies available. Click here to learn more.

The trip cost includes:

  • Local transportation within/between Argentina & Uruguay
  • Meals
  • Hotel Accommodations (note: the participation fee covers accommodations in double rooms; participants may elect to stay in a single room for an additional fee)
  • Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance

Participants will be expected to submit a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 upon notification of selection.

Final payments (which may vary based on individual subsidies) will be due two months before departure.

To learn more click here for a FAQ.

Flight details: Participants will be responsible for booking their own round-trip airfare to Montevideo and from Buenos Aires. Travel logistics details will be shared upon notification of acceptance.

Inside Jewish Argentina & Uruguay 2015 alumna, Nicky Auster blogged about her experience here.

About JDC in Argentina & Uruguay: Argentina is home to Latin America’s largest Jewish population, the 7th largest Jewish population in the world. A prosperous community for most of its history, which dates back to the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions, Argentina’s Jews were devastated by the 2001 economic crisis that turned middle-class families into “the new poor” virtually overnight.

JDC responded immediately and efficiently to the Jewish community’s sizeable needs, leveraging decades-long partnerships to expand existing relief services to aid those hardest hit by the crisis. More than 10 years later, with the local Jewish institutions’ overall health largely restored, JDC has resumed its historic role in Argentina as a community-development expert.

About JDC Entwine: Entwine is a one-of-a-kind movement for young Jewish leaders, influencers, and advocates who seek to make a meaningful impact on global Jewish needs and international humanitarian issues. We do this by offering service experiences in Jewish communities around the world, educational events and programs, and leadership development opportunities. Entwine is an initiative of JDC, the largest Jewish humanitarian organization in the world. JDC works in 70 countries, specializing in humanitarian aid, Jewish community renewal, and disaster relief.
About Eighteen:22: Eighteen:22 is a global network of Jewish LGBTQ+ and ally changemakers working to advance positive change for their communities and those around them. Eighteen:22 launched in 2015 as a Schusterman Connection Point in Salzburg, Austria.
About JQ International: JQ International builds and strengthens a community that nurtures the healthy fusion of LGBTQ+ and Jewish identities. Established in Los Angeles in 2004, JQ offers an array of social services for individuals and groups, inclusion trainings for Jewish and secular institutions, and a variety of social and educational programs each year.

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Supporting LGBTQI Youth

Supporting LGBTQI YouthLast year, the number of LGBTQI youth celebrating Thanksgiving at Sylvia’s Place doubled to nearly 60. Youth who have stayed at Sylvia’s Place in the past are welcomed back with open arms and current residents get to share in the love of a Sylvia’s Place holiday celebration for the very first time.

Our Thanksgiving probably sounds a lot like yours. The cooking starts on Monday and doesn’t end until the last pie comes out of the oven on Thanksgiving afternoon. When youth arrive, they write down what they’re thankful for and post it on our blessings board. Youth and staff eat, laugh, and catch up with one another. And, in the last two years–thanks to the generous donation of a Nintendo Wii–everyone plays Just Dance after the meal in order to work off a little bit of the food!!

These Thanksgiving traditions are a way to provide stability and love to LGBTQI youth who don’t have supportive families to go home to. It’s a blessing for us to be able to extend that same love 365 days a year, as we have for the past 14 years. This Thanksgiving, consider making a gift to support our holiday celebration and the daily work of MCCNY Charities to make sure that none of our youth feels alone or unwanted. When you do, we’ll add your first name to our blessings board on Thanksgiving Day, so that we can hold you in our hearts as we give thanks.

Thank you for your generosity and happy holidays from everyone at MCCNY Charities!


Homeless Youth Services

MCCNY Homeless Youth Services: Sylvia’s Place is the starting point for New York City’s LGBTQI youth in crisis. Integrating case management with mental health services while stressing the unique strengths and potential of each youth, MCCNY Homeless Youth Services has developed a proven method for serving LGBTQI youth in crisis. This method has been modeled by service providers across the country and around the world.

MCCNY Homeless Youth Services is committed to turning the short time (up to 90 days) that youth spend as residents into a time of growth, safety and opportunity. MCCNY Homeless Youth
Services provides:

• Emergency overnight services
• Connections to long-term housing
• Case management
• Advocacy groups
• Showers
• Hot meals

Youth who come to MCCNY Homeless Youth Services often arrive in the city with dreams of Chelsea, but find the immediate help they need in Hell’s Kitchen. Many of these youth have histories of abuse, and most have experienced discrimination or violence at mainstream shelters. MCCNY Homeless Youth Services is one of the only shelters in the city that accepts youth directly off the street, without a referral. MCCNY Homeless Youth Services prioritizes the most underserved LGBTQI youth, including transgender and intersex youth, youth experiencing trauma, and those living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information about MCCNY Homeless Youth Services or to refer an LGBTQI youth in crisis, contact Christopher Collazo, MCCNY Homeless Youth Services Prevention Associate.

Supporting LGBTQI Youth

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Supporting LGBTQI Youth

Supporting LGBTQI YouthLast year, the number of LGBTQI youth celebrating Thanksgiving at Sylvia’s Place doubled to nearly 60. Youth who have stayed at Sylvia’s Place in the past are welcomed back with open arms and current residents get to share in the love of a Sylvia’s Place holiday celebration for the very first time.

Our Thanksgiving probably sounds a lot like yours. The cooking starts on Monday and doesn’t end until the last pie comes out of the oven on Thanksgiving afternoon. When youth arrive, they write down what they’re thankful for and post it on our blessings board. Youth and staff eat, laugh, and catch up with one another. And, in the last two years–thanks to the generous donation of a Nintendo Wii–everyone plays Just Dance after the meal in order to work off a little bit of the food!!

These Thanksgiving traditions are a way to provide stability and love to LGBTQI youth who don’t have supportive families to go home to. It’s a blessing for us to be able to extend that same love 365 days a year, as we have for the past 14 years. This Thanksgiving, consider making a gift to support our holiday celebration and the daily work of MCCNY Charities to make sure that none of our youth feels alone or unwanted. When you do, we’ll add your first name to our blessings board on Thanksgiving Day, so that we can hold you in our hearts as we give thanks.

Thank you for your generosity and happy holidays from everyone at MCCNY Charities!


Homeless Youth Services

MCCNY Homeless Youth Services: Sylvia’s Place is the starting point for New York City’s LGBTQI youth in crisis. Integrating case management with mental health services while stressing the unique strengths and potential of each youth, MCCNY Homeless Youth Services has developed a proven method for serving LGBTQI youth in crisis. This method has been modeled by service providers across the country and around the world.

MCCNY Homeless Youth Services is committed to turning the short time (up to 90 days) that youth spend as residents into a time of growth, safety and opportunity. MCCNY Homeless Youth
Services provides:

• Emergency overnight services
• Connections to long-term housing
• Case management
• Advocacy groups
• Showers
• Hot meals

Youth who come to MCCNY Homeless Youth Services often arrive in the city with dreams of Chelsea, but find the immediate help they need in Hell’s Kitchen. Many of these youth have histories of abuse, and most have experienced discrimination or violence at mainstream shelters. MCCNY Homeless Youth Services is one of the only shelters in the city that accepts youth directly off the street, without a referral. MCCNY Homeless Youth Services prioritizes the most underserved LGBTQI youth, including transgender and intersex youth, youth experiencing trauma, and those living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information about MCCNY Homeless Youth Services or to refer an LGBTQI youth in crisis, contact Christopher Collazo, MCCNY Homeless Youth Services Prevention Associate.

Supporting LGBTQI Youth

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LGBTQ Youth Conferences

Youth Conferences bring together thousands of openly LGBT youth to build leadership capacity among LGBTQ youths to create safer and more inclusive communities.

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LGBTQ Youth Conferences

Camp Pride, Campus Pride

Jan –

Feb –

  • MBLGTACC – The Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual LGBTQ three-day conference hosted by Midwestern colleges and universities in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Created in 1993, MBLGTACC includes a variety of workshops, activities, speakers, and entertainment that touch on issues affecting the lives of LGBTQ+ people. MBLGTACC serves as a space for all LGBTQ+ people as well as allies. Everyone is encouraged to attend, even students who do not hail from the Midwest. Chicago, IL; Feb 17-19, 2017
  • Georgia GSA Youth Summit – The 2017 Georgia GSA/LGBTQ+ Youth Summit is a time to meet youth from around the state to be encouraged, inspired, and motivated for action.  It will run from 9:00-6:15, and will offer education, entertainment, breakout sessions, advocacy, and new friendships.  Decatur, GA; Feb 18, 2017
  • Asterisk Trans* Conference – a college conference to build community for trans* people and allies, to address trans* health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans* youth advocates. Riverside, CA; Feb 24-25, 2017

Mar –

  • Out to Innovate – National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals presents “Out to Innovate™ 2017”, a two-day career summit for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Join us for a weekend of sharing, mentoring, learning, workshops, poster session, and career resources. Boston, MA; Mar 4-5, 2017
  • Five College Queer Sexuality and Gender Conference – The Queer Conference is student-led, and aims to offer an accountable and supportive environment to further explore a wide range of topics and their intersections, such as race, genders, sexualities, ability, class, kink, survival strategies, and many more, in a specifically queer context. The Queer Conference strives to provide a safer space for engaging, learning, and fostering community with a wide range of workshops, panels, performances, and lectures by student leaders, Five College faculty and staff, off-campus educators, and nationally-known performers and speakers. Amherst, MA; Mar 5-6, 2017
  • Campus Pride National LGBTQ-Friendly Job & Career Fair Program – Online Job & Career Fair – The Campus Pride National LGBTQ-Friendly Job and Career Fair Program is designed to support young adults entering the workplace.  As the leading national LGBTQ college nonprofit organization, Campus Prides strives to build future leaders from college to the workplace. The college fair program will directly connect young adults with LGBTQ friendly and inclusive careers to make the job search easier and more accessible. Atlanta, GA; Mar 8, 2017
  • True Colors – True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. The organization trains more than 2400 people annually, organizes the largest LGBT youth conference in the country with more than 3000 attendees and manages the state’s only LGBT mentoring program. True Colors has been spotlighted by both national and local media for their expertise in LGBTI youth issuesStorrs, CT; Mar 17-18, 2017
  • Leading With Pride – Leading with Pride brings together LGBTQ and ally students from DC’s public and charter schools as well as surrounding schools from Maryland and Virginia. The goal of the day is for students to have fun, connect with one another, and learn new ways to start strengthen or sustain their schools’ Gay- Straight Alliance. Washington, DC; TBA
  • Prideworks Conference for LGBT Youth – Our conference is a full-day educational experience that promotes a positive message, teaches leadership skills, and fosters a sense of community for LGBTQ Youth, their allies and the adults in their lives in the lower Hudson Valley.  Workshops and seminars are carefully selected that focus on creating safe and supportive environments and improving self-advocacy and leadership skills so attendees can better understand themselves, advocate for equality, and enhance their schools and communities. Yorktown Heights, NY; TBA

Apr –

  • BlaqOUT – As the host of the 3rd BlaqOUT Conference 2016, the University of California, Riverside cordially invites all folks who self-identify as Black/African American or of African descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBT spectrum to apply to attend. Riverside, CA; April 8-9, 2016
  • The Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference – First held in 2011, the YAC has become Pennsylvania’s largest statewide gathering of LGBTQ youth. The conference is organized by the Pennsylvania Youth Congress community – and is open to all young Pennsylvanians. The 2016 YAC is dedicated to liberating LGBTQ people from violence. Our vision statement grounds us to hold this conference on the how we can end the assault, harassment, and murder against LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, particularly against queer and trans people of color, and toward the empowerment of a generation of LGBTQ youth leaders fighting for Beloved communities throughout our state. Philadelphia, PA; Apr 8-10, 2016
  • Day of Silence is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) annual day of action to spread awareness about the effects of the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and their supporters. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBT students and their supporters. Apr 21, 2017
  • Expression Not Suppression – Expression Not Suppression (ENS) is a Fresno-based annual conference for LGBTQ youth and straight allies who are dedicated to creating safer schools and building the GSA movement in the Central Valley. ENS is youth-planned and youth-led. Fresno, CA; TBA
  • Out and Greek – Out & Greek Institute for LGBT & Ally Fraternity & Sorority Leaders. San Diego, CA; TBA
  • Time to Thrive – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association present Time To THRIVE, the annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion, and well-being for LGBTQ youth…everywhere! Washington, DC; Apr 28-30, 2017

May –

  • Beyond Tolerance – NYQueer’s 10th annual Beyond Tolerance Conference, which focuses on issues pertaining to gender and sexuality and targets high school students, high school age youth and the adults who work with them!  New York, NY; May 6, 2016

Jun –

Jul –

  • Trans Youth and Parent Summit – Since 2008 BAGLY and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition have worked together to provide an opportunity for transgender youth to meet and connect with transgender and other gender variant youth and the larger transgender community. At the summit, we share ideas, learn about legal rights and health information, and participate in workshops and fun activities including gender identity groups, art workshops, trans healthcare workshops, and more! Cambridge, MA; July 9, 2016
  • Gender Spectrum – Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.Berkeley, CA; July 9-10, 2016
  • Camp Pride –  Camp Pride is the nation’s premiere LGBTQ Leadership Academy for undergraduate LGBTQ and ally students. Join us to develop your social justice and leadership skills. Advisor Bootcamp is for professionals working with LGBTQ college students on campuses. Expand your knowledge, enhance your skills as well as collaborate with others who share your passion for advising and creating safer, more welcoming communities. Charlotte, NC; July 11-16, 2017

Aug –

  • Gender Odyssey Family Conference – Gender Odyssey’s conference programming is focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people from across North America and around the world. Gender Odyssey is a place where we can gather together, learn from one another, and celebrate our growing communities. By creating a place where we can share our collective experience, Gender Odyssey’s primary objective is to offer tools to navigate obstacles and provide pathways to individual and community empowerment. Seattle, WA; Aug 24-27, 2017

Sept –

  • OUT On the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is honored to host the 7th Annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit (OOTH2015) in Washington, D.C. on September 14-17, 2016. OOTH2016 is a unique and important convening that brings together the nation’s leading Black LGBT activists, thought leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, elders and young adults to participate in an inspiring week of education, organizing and action planning. Washington, DC; Sept 14-17, 2016
  • Gender Infinity – Gender Infinity creates affirming spaces for families, learners, advocates, and providers to advance relationships, knowledge, and resources that empower gender diverse individuals. In our journey together we promote justice, equity, and hope in the celebration of infinite gender possibilities. Houston, TX; Sep 16-17, 2016
  • Out for Undergrad Marketing – The goal of O4U Marketing is to bring business, marketing, communications, liberal arts, and design students together with LGBTQ professionals from top marketing, digital, retail, and consumer product companies. Students will truly learn what life is like in the fields of advertising, product management, analytics, media, and branding. Chicago, IL;  Sept 16-18, 2016
  • Out for Undergrad Tech – Working with LGBT professionals from over 40 of the top tech firms in Silicon Valley and around the world, we help rockstar LGBTQ undergraduates learn about job opportunities, explore career paths, and develop strategies for managing and leveraging their identity to their advantage in the workplace. San Francisco, CA;  Sept 23-25, 2016
  • Out for Undergrad Business –  Our vision is to educate, inspire, and advance LGBT undergraduates who are interested in careers in financial services, management consulting, and accounting. New York, NY; Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2016

Oct –

  • LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference – Each year, HBGC hosts the LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference, a two-day summit that inspires empowers QTPOC youth with knowledge and skills and mobilizes LGBTQ youth of color to organize and advocate for justice and equity. The YEC is one of the largest gatherings of queer youth of color in New England and attracts over 300 young QTPOC between the ages of 14 and 25 each year. Participants join us from across the country to teach, learn, build community, exchange resources, and create social change. The conference includes a keynote address by outstanding QTPOC artists and activists, a resource fair with information about programs, services, events and opportunities for LGBTQ youth, exciting performances, meals and snacks, and an after party where attendees can relax and socialize after a full day of movement building. Cambridge, MA; Oct 8-9, 2016
  • Out for Undergrad Engineering –  Our vision is to educate, inspire, and advance LGBT undergraduates who are interested in careers in financial services, management consulting, and accounting. Palo Alto, CA; Oct 14-16, 2016
  • Spirit Day – Millions of people went purple on Spirit Day to send a clear message: bullying is unacceptable. Together, we all showed LGBTQ youth that we’ve got their backs. Oct 19, 2017

Nov –

  • Campus Pride National Online College Fair & Prep Day For LGBTQ and Ally College Students – Nov 8, 2017
  • IVYQ – Harvard IvyQ dares to imagine a radically inclusive and explorative queer community beyond binaries and the LGB. We want to create interactive, educational, and individual-centered spaces where members can engage with speakers, activists,and each other to explore under-analyzed pieces of the self, others, and unrepresented queer communities. Harvard IvyQ is intent on making this conference an immersive social experience, full of hype, that is accessible to everyone. Financial aid for fees and transportation is available upon request. Cambridge, MA; Nov 10-13 2016
  • Gender Conference East – Gender Conference East’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated solely to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum. Newark, NJ; Nov 11-12, 2016
  • 2016 Youth Empowerment Summit – YES is a free annual conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and ally youth activists who are dedicated to racial, economic, and educational justice for trans and queer youth. YES is youth-planned and youth-led. San Francisco, CA; Nov 19, 2016

Dec –

LGBTQ Youth Conferences

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LGBTQ Youth Conferences

Youth Conferences bring together thousands of openly LGBT youth to build leadership capacity among LGBTQ youths to create safer and more inclusive communities.

Is your event not listed?  Send us an email

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LGBTQ Youth Conferences
Camp Pride, Campus Pride

Jan –

  • SoCal T*Camp – T*Camp is an intercampus retreat to explore gender identity and expression and to engage in dialogue with our peers. This event is specifically for students who are transgender, genderqueer, or gender questioning (TGQQ). Retreat facilitators include transgender and genderqueer community members, as well as campus LGBT resource professionals. @ Pilgrim Pines, UC Riverside; Jan 5-7, 2018

Feb –

  • !Presente! Conference – The ¡Present! Conference is a queer college conference for Latinx/Chicanx/Indigenous/PoC, with a focus on people who self-identify with the Latin/South/Central American diaspora or Brown or Indigenous. People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to apply to attend Saturday’s events. Friday’s opening is free and open to all. February 9-10, 2018 @ UC Riverside
  • MBLGTACC – The Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC) is an annual LGBTQ three-day conference hosted by Midwestern colleges and universities in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Created in 1993, MBLGTACC includes a variety of workshops, activities, speakers, and entertainment that touch on issues affecting the lives of LGBTQ+ people. MBLGTACC serves as a space for all LGBTQ+ people as well as allies. Everyone is encouraged to attend, even students who do not hail from the Midwest. Chicago, IL; Feb 16-18, 2018
  • Capital Youth Summit The summit is designed to offer a safe space for youth ages 14-24 to participate in a variety of educational sessions about LGBTQIA+ issues. Youth will have the opportunity to attend sessions, meet other youth, and hear from local organizations. Washington, DC; Feb 17, 2018
  • Georgia GSA Youth Summit – The Georgia GSA/LGBTQ+ Youth Summit is a time to meet youth from around the state to be encouraged, inspired, and motivated for action.  It will run from 9:00-6:15, and will offer education, entertainment, breakout sessions, advocacy, and new friendships.  Decatur, GA; Feb 24, 2018
  • Asterisk Trans* Conference – a college conference to build a community for trans* people and allies, to address trans* health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans* youth advocates. Riverside, CA; Feb 2018

Mar –

  • Out to Innovate – National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals presents “Out to Innovate™”, a two-day career summit for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Join us for a weekend of sharing, mentoring, learning, workshops, poster session, and career resources. Boston, MA; Mar 15-19, 2019
  • Five College Queer Sexuality and Gender Conference – The Queer Conference is student-led, and aims to offer an accountable and supportive environment to further explore a wide range of topics and their intersections, such as race, genders, sexualities, ability, class, kink, survival strategies, and many more, in a specifically queer context. The Queer Conference strives to provide a safer space for engaging, learning, and fostering community with a wide range of workshops, panels, performances, and lectures by student leaders, Five College faculty and staff, off-campus educators, and nationally-known performers and speakers. Amherst, MA; Mar 2018
  • Leading With Pride – Leading with Pride brings together LGBTQ and ally students from DC’s public and charter schools as well as surrounding schools from Maryland and Virginia. The goal of the day is for students to have fun, connect with one another, and learn new ways to start strengthen or sustain their schools’ Gay-Straight Alliance. Washington, DC; Mar 10, 2018
  • True Colors – True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. The organization trains more than 2400 people annually, organizes the largest LGBT youth conference in the country with more than 3000 attendees and manages the state’s only LGBT mentoring program. True Colors has been spotlighted by both national and local media for their expertise in LGBTI youth issuesStorrs, CT; Mar 16-17, 2018
  • Prideworks Conference for LGBT Youth – Our conference is a full-day educational experience that promotes a positive message, teaches leadership skills, and fosters a sense of community for LGBTQ Youth, their allies and the adults in their lives in the lower Hudson Valley.  Workshops and seminars are carefully selected to focus on creating safe and supportive environments and improving self-advocacy and leadership skills so attendees can better understand themselves, advocate for equality, and enhance their schools and communities. Yorktown Heights, NY; TBA

Apr –

  • BlaqOUT – As the host of the BlaqOUT Conference, the University of California, Riverside cordially invites all folks who self-identify as Black/African American or of African descent and as Same Gender Loving, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning or somewhere on the LGBT spectrum to apply to attend. Riverside, CA; April 27-28, 2018
  • The Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference – First held in 2011, the YAC has become Pennsylvania’s largest statewide gathering of LGBTQ youth. The conference is organized by the Pennsylvania Youth Congress community – and is open to all young Pennsylvanians. The YAC is dedicated to liberating LGBTQ people from violence. Our vision statement grounds us to hold this conference on the how we can end the assault, harassment, and murder against LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, particularly against queer and trans people of color, and toward the empowerment of a generation of LGBTQ youth leaders fighting for Beloved communities throughout our state. Philadelphia, PA; Apr 2018
  • Day of Silence is the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) annual day of action to spread awareness about the effects of the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and their supporters. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBT students and their supporters. Apr 21, 2018
  • Expression Not Suppression – Expression Not Suppression (ENS) is a Fresno-based annual conference for LGBTQ youth and straight allies who are dedicated to creating safer schools and building the GSA movement in the Central Valley. ENS is youth-planned and youth-led. Fresno, CA; TBA
  • Out and Greek – Out & Greek Institute for LGBT & Ally Fraternity & Sorority Leaders. San Diego, CA; TBA
  • Time to Thrive – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association present Time To THRIVE, the annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion, and well-being for LGBTQ youth…everywhere! Washington, DC; TBA
  • NorCal T-Camp – NorCal T-Camp is an intercampus two-day retreat for northern California college and university students to explore gender identity and expression and to engage in dialogue with our peers. This event is specifically for students who are trans, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, gender questioning, agender, gender creative, gender fluid or anywhere else on the gender spectrum. April 2018 @ Santa Cruz

May –

  • Beyond Tolerance – NYQueer’s annual Beyond Tolerance Conference, which focuses on issues pertaining to gender and sexuality and targets high school students, high school age youth and the adults who work with them!  New York, NY; 2018
  • Boston Youth Pride is Boston Pride’s program dedicated to youth 21 and under in our community, in Greater Boston and beyond. We produce or co-produce three major events each year: Youth Valentine’s Dance (Saturday, February 18, 2017), Massachusetts Youth Pride (Saturday, May 20, 2017), Boston Pride Youth Dance (Saturday, June 10, 2017). Boston, MA; TBA

Jun –

Jul –

  • Trans Youth and Parent Summit – Since 2008 BAGLY and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition have worked together to provide an opportunity for transgender youth to meet and connect with transgender and other gender variant youth and the larger transgender community. At the summit, we share ideas, learn about legal rights and health information, and participate in workshops and fun activities including gender identity groups, art workshops, trans healthcare workshops, and more! Cambridge, MA; TBA
  • Gender Spectrum – Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.Berkeley, CA; 2018
  • Camp Pride –  Camp Pride is the nation’s premier LGBTQ Leadership Academy for undergraduate LGBTQ and ally students. Join us to develop your social justice and leadership skills. Advisor Bootcamp is for professionals working with LGBTQ college students on campuses. Expand your knowledge, enhance your skills as well as collaborate with others who share your passion for advising and creating safer, more welcoming communities. Charlotte, NC; July 18-23, 2017

Aug –

  • Campus Pride National LGBTQ-Friendly Job & Career Fair Program – Online Job & Career Fair – The Campus Pride National LGBTQ-Friendly Job and Career Fair Program is designed to support young adults entering the workplace.  As the leading national LGBTQ college nonprofit organization, Campus Prides strives to build future leaders from college to the workplace. The college fair program will directly connect young adults with LGBTQ friendly and inclusive careers to make the job search easier and more accessible. Atlanta, GA; Aug 23, 2017
  • Gender Odyssey Family Conference – Gender Odyssey’s conference programming is focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people from across North America and around the world. Gender Odyssey is a place where we can gather together, learn from one another, and celebrate our growing communities. By creating a place where we can share our collective experience, Gender Odyssey’s primary objective is to offer tools to navigate obstacles and provide pathways to individual and community empowerment. Seattle, WA; Aug 24-27, 2017

Sept –

  • OUT On the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit – The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is honored to host the 7th Annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit (OOTH2015) in Washington, D.C. on September 14-17, 2016. OOTH2016 is a unique and important convening that brings together the nation’s leading Black LGBT activists, thought leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, elders and young adults to participate in an inspiring week of education, organizing and action planning. Washington, DC; TBA
  • Out for Undergrad Tech – Working with LGBT professionals from over 40 of the top tech firms in Silicon Valley and around the world, we help rockstar LGBTQ undergraduates learn about job opportunities, explore career paths, and develop strategies for managing and leveraging their identity to their advantage in the workplace. San Francisco, CA;  Sept 8-10, 2017
  • Out for Undergrad Marketing – The goal of O4U Marketing is to bring business, marketing, communications, liberal arts, and design students together with LGBTQ professionals from top marketing, digital, retail, and consumer product companies. Students will truly learn what life is like in the fields of advertising, product management, analytics, media, and branding. Chicago, IL;  Sept 15-17, 2017

Oct – 

  • Out for Undergrad Business –  Our vision is to educate, inspire, and advance LGBT undergraduates who are interested in careers in financial services, management consulting, and accounting. New York, NY; Oct 6-8, 2017
  • LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference – Each year, HBGC hosts the LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference, a two-day summit that inspires empowers QTPOC youth with knowledge and skills and mobilizes LGBTQ youth of color to organize and advocate for justice and equity. The YEC is one of the largest gatherings of queer youth of color in New England and attracts over 300 young QTPOC between the ages of 14 and 25 each year. Participants join us from across the country to teach, learn, build community, exchange resources, and create social change. The conference includes a keynote address by outstanding QTPOC artists and activists, a resource fair with information about programs, services, events and opportunities for LGBTQ youth, exciting performances, meals and snacks, and an after party where attendees can relax and socialize after a full day of movement building. Cambridge, MA; Oct 13-15, 2017
  • Spirit Day – Millions of people went purple on Spirit Day to send a clear message: bullying is unacceptable. Together, we all showed LGBTQ youth that we’ve got their backs. Oct 19, 2017
  • Out for Undergrad Engineering –  Our vision is to educate, inspire, and advance LGBT undergraduates who are interested in careers in financial services, management consulting, and accounting. Palo Alto, CA; Oct 20-22, 2017
  • QGRAD (LGBTQ Studies) – Welcome to UCLA’s 2017 Queer Graduate Student Conference–the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of LGBTQ Studies at UCLA, the 2017 QGrad Conference will focus on how LGBTQ Studies and trans and queer art and activism have transformed the world in the last 20 years. How have undocumented, Black and Brown, Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, Muslim, Fat, Disabled, incarcerated, Transgender and Gender Non-conforming communities/scholar- activists impacted LGBTQ studies? How are all of us systematically attacked and disempowered under the 45th presidential administration? UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Oct 27, 2017
  • Models of Pride –  The 25th Annual Models of Pride conference will take place on Sunday, October 29 at the University of Southern California (USC). Los Angeles, CA; Oct 29, 2017
  • Campus Pride College Fair & Prep Day – University of Southern California (USC). Los Angeles, CA; Oct 29, 2017

Nov –

  • IVYQ – IvyQ dares to imagine a radically inclusive and explorative queer community beyond binaries and the LGB. We want to create interactive, educational, and individual-centered spaces where members can engage with speakers, activists, and each other to explore under-analyzed pieces of the self, others, and unrepresented queer communities. IvyQ is intent on making this conference an immersive social experience, full of hype, that is accessible to everyone. Financial aid for fees and transportation is available upon request. New Haven, CT; Nov 2-5, 2017
  • Gender Conference East – Gender Conference East’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated solely to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum. Newark, NJ; Nov 3-4, 2017
  • Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference – We invite undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and concerned civic activists to the 2015 Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania to explore the possibilities of queering our world. This theme encourages participants to consider what can be done to make our worlds more livable for individuals who identify as members of LGBTQQIAA+ communities wherever they exist. Bloomsburg, PA; Nov 3-5, 2017
  • Campus Pride National Online College Fair & Prep Day For LGBTQ and Ally College Students – Nov 8, 2017
  • Youth Empowerment Summit – YES is a free annual conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and ally youth activists who are dedicated to racial, economic, and educational justice for trans and queer youth. YES is youth-planned and youth-led. San Francisco, CA; TBA

Dec –


Seasons of Pride is pleased to present the Gay Pride or LGBTQ Pride Calendar for 2017.  You will find Gay Pride events, LGBT Film Festivals, and the Gay Travel Events like Gay Ski Weeks. We do our best to try and keep up with all the events, but sometimes we miss one or two.

If your event is not listed, just drop us an email to info@seasonsofpride.com

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LGBTQ Youth Conferences

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A New Start – Ray’s Story

Recently, we were contacted by Ray. Ray is transgender and living in a small town.  He is reaching out in hopes of a little help to start a new life. Ray recently met a woman, but unfortunately she moved away to attend school.  He is looking to crowdfund some money to cover the costs of moving and to start over.

If you are moved by his story, here’s how you can help http://www.gofundme.com/10u85y0

A New Start  – Ray’s Story

A New Start  - Ray's Story

 

Hi! If you’ve taken the time to check this out, then I should at least explain to you why you’re here! So, if you’ll give me a few minutes of your time, hopefully my story will inspire and move you.

My name’s Ray. I currently live in Ohio, in a small town called “Medina”… It’s, conservative, to say the least… I’ve lived here my whole life. I’ve seen life, I’ve seen death, I’ve seen good and I’ve seen bad, right here in Medina. For the last 30 years, I’ve lived very sheltered here. Medina isn’t what I would call a very LGBT friendly community… So for most of my life, I hid in the “closet of gay shame” in the hopes to fit in. Sadly, living in that closet somehow numbed me to the world. I waited until I was 18 to come out as a lesbian… And waited until I was 28 to come out as Transgender… Living in Medina as a transguy… Is a struggle to say the least!

For the last two decades, my life has been one chaotic storm after another. I’ve been down more than I’ve ever been up. I became numb to most feelings and emotions because with my luck, everything that I had ever had an emotion to or for, was always taken from me. I witnessed my first dead body at the age of 6… And I witnessed my last one just shy of four days ago… I’ve had more loss than I could ever begin to explain. With all the loss I’ve had, I decided to refrain from loving anyone. I rarely said it, rarely felt it and often ran from it… And then in 2008 I fell ill… And for four years, I was in my room… Dying. Slowly, painfully and alone. Randomly going blind and being trapped in my room for hours before anyone found me. I threw up nearly 10 times a day for four years. I lived on my bathroom floor most days. I spent day after day in the ICU waiting to die… I had nothing to fight for… I felt alone. I felt weak. I felt… Nothing… And then I met her!

I wasn’t whole until I met her. There was always this place inside of me that needed something. Something to make me complete. Something that was missing. Though, I had no idea what. So, I searched for it. Through all the open doors and open windows that I claimed, through the ditches I drug myself through, through the guilt and shame I placed on myself, that hole got bigger and I started losing more pieces of me. I was trapped in my own mind and in my own body. I felt nothing, all the time. No emotions, no feelings, nothing… Until the day she stepped off that porch and into my life. She was late for our first date because she went in search of a sweater that didn’t have any cat hair on it… She worried that I would be allergic to her, I wasn’t. We then spent the next 6 hours sitting and insulting each other inside a chipotle. I was so nervous I couldn’t stop chewing on my cup lid. Every time she smiled at me, I felt it from the bottom of my feet to the top of my head… She filled me with things I hadn’t felt in a long time. She filled me with things I had never felt before. Being with her was like going to a place I had never gone before. Being around her felt like everything in my life led me to that moment. I was supposed to be right there, right then… And now I know… I fell in love with that women the moment I saw her. The first time we hugged, the first time she kissed me, the first time I fell asleep with her wrapped in my arms… Will be the greatest moments I will ever experience. When I met her, I wasn’t whole… When she fell in love with me, I felt the place inside of me that was empty, disappear. She loved me so wonderfully and so amazingly that she put together all the pieces that make me, me… She hugged me tight enough to put all my broken pieces back together… She was my missing piece. She came into my life like a hurricane. Destroying all the walls I had put around me to keep everyone out. She tore them down… But instead of leaving me vulnerable and weak, she stepped inside of my life and rebuilt the walls around us. She built them with her on the inside, with me. She rebuilt everything that I was… And there we stood… Together… Behind these new walls… She is my lieutenant. My world. My grace and my light. This is where I belong. She is where I belong. Being with her, feels like I’m finally home. She feels like home. She is my home. All that I was, all that I am, all that I ever will be… Is hers.

Sadly, I lost her too… Not to death… But to another city. She moved away last week to try and better her life with college and schooling… I support her choice, but I miss her. I support her choice, but I’m falling apart without her. I can’t handle losing anything else in my life. I can’t handle feeling useless in a world where she exists. I need to be near her. I need to be with her. After all the good I have put into this world, after all the loss I have endured, after all the sadness I spent nearly three decades feeling, I deserve her. I deserve us.

So, I’m swallowing every ounce of my pride… And I’m asking complete strangers to help me. I’m asking my friends to help me. I’m asking anyone who knows what real love is… To help me.

I am in need of moving money. Money to help me get to where she is. Money to help get me to her… Money to help me have a place to live, though at this point I’m not opposed to living in my car, and money to help me with essentials until I find a job…

I know that there are greater causes in the world. I know that there are greater needs in the world… But to me, loving her is the greatest cause in my life… I don’t exist without her… So I’m asking you, all of you, if you have ever loved anyone this much… Please do what you can to help me. Whether it be pass this along, or donate… Anything you can do to help… I will greatly appreciate it.

Thank you all for taking this time to read my story!! All my love to you guys!!

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