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LGBTQ+ Youth Convening

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:00am - 2:00pm   Repeats

A free multi-day online conference that is organized and led by LGBTQ youth leaders from Youth Empowered to Act.  REGISTER NOW

About this event

The LGBTQ Center OC is excited to announce its upcoming 2022 Virtual LGBTQ Youth Convening, a free two-day online conference that is organized and led by youth leaders from Youth Empowered to Act, a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) student leaders and their allies devoted to gender, racial, reproductive, and restorative justice issues in Orange County.

We are proud to announce U.S. Bank, the Orange County Health Care Agency, and Cox Communications as key sponsors for this year’s event!

This year's theme is Comm(Unity)!

The 2022 Virtual LGBTQ Youth Convening will take place over two consecutive Saturdays in May. Each conference session will have a dedicated topic of the day, focused on mental health and education (May 14th) and intersectionality and equity (May 21st).

This event is open to all ages and backgrounds, such as but not limited to: youth, students, parents, guardians, families, school staff and administrators, counselors, professionals, and community members and organizers. Each day, we will provide three tracks with educational workshops geared towards youth, parents and families, and educators and professionals.

We invite the entire community—whether at the local, state-wide, and national level—to experience two webinars complete with influential speakers, workshop presenters, and organizations working to provide affirming practices to create inclusive and intersectional spaces for LGBTQ youth in Orange County and beyond.

We are excited to share that we will have special guest performances from local drag artists at the end of each webinar, as well as opportunity drawings for gift cards!

Workshop topics and resources include:

  • Family Support
  • Mental Health and Intersectionality
  • Sex and Body Positivity
  • Queering Financial Literacy
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Anti-Vaping Education
  • Trans 101/201
  • GSA Support
  • Queer Professionals Panel
  • Restorative Justice
  • Know Your Student Rights
  • And more!

Stay updated and informed through the LGBTQ Center OC’s Instagram (@lgbtqcenteroc) and website (lgbtqcenteroc.org) for the latest updates.

Questions? Please contact: stephanie.vandyke@lgbtqcenteroc.org

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