Queer Youth Updates

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2020 Queer Youth Leadership Awards – Nominees Announced –

The mission of the Queer Youth Leadership Awards (QYLA) is to improve the lives of LGBTIQ youth by increasing the positive awareness of queer youth leadership, and increasing safe and welcoming environments in home, school, and community. Learn more QYLA.org

2020 QYLA Nominees 
Queer Youth Leadership Award, Nominees
  • Abby Sotelo, New Brighton Middle School Student
  • Anthony Flores, Watsonville High School Student
  • Caleb Lennon, Cypress High School Student
  • Camila Snyder-Alaniz & Matthew Domenichelli, Santa Cruz High School Students
  • Guillermo Mares Cervantes, Watsonville high School Student
  • Jeydon Hernandez-Cordero, Delta Charter High School Student
  • Linus Harless, Soquel High School Student
  • Nick Perry, Sequoia Junior High School Student
  • Reyes Morales Warne, San Lorenzo Valley High School Student
  • Tabitha Humble, New Brighton Middle School Student

Ally to Queer Youth Award, Nominees

  • Dr. Faris Sabbah, Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools
  • Michelle Brandt, Co-Facilitator, TransFamilies of Santa Cruz County
  • Michele Delibert, Math Teacher, Sequoia High School
  • Ryan Bosson, Spanish Teacher & QSA Advisor, Soquel High School
  • Shannon Kelly, Director of Upper School, Mount Madonna School
  • Yvette Castillo, Watsonville High School Student

Organizational Ally to Queer Youth Award, Nominees

  • Santa Cruz Derby Girls and Santa Cruz Derby Groms

CLICK HERE to Read more about all the nominees


Tune in to Listen to the 2020 Nominees!

Radio Broadcast Recordings from Earlier this week:

Queer Youth Leadership Awards Nominees“, Talk of the Bay with Rachel Goodman, KSQD 90.7 FM

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