Queer Youth Updates

A weekly e-newsletter resource for Queer/Ally Youth of Santa Cruz County. A program of the Safe Schools Project.

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Queer Youth Updates Calendar

Apr
1
Sat
San Francisco LGBT+ Youth Tech Summit, April 1 (Register ASAP) @ Github
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 2:00 am

Tech Summit will be a day long event focused on advancing the queer youth movement through technology and social media.  This event will provide workshops for GSA leaders and LGBT+ youth ready to be advocates for change.   All Youth ages 14-18 years and Adult GSA Advisors/Youth Workers welcome!

Times: 9am – 4pm Summit – 4:30-7pm Dance

Visit mymaven.org/tech-summits for more information and to register.

Apr
7
Fri
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up @ First Christian Church
Apr 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

Apr
8
Sat
International Transgender Day of Visibility
Apr 8 – Apr 9 all-day

“Observed each year on March 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility is a day to celebrate the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also recognizing the leadership of transgender and gender nonconforming trailblazers who have led the charge in the fight for equality.”

Read more in The Human Rights Campaign

Party in the Closet! @ First Christian Church
Apr 8 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am

You don’t need to be out to get down! Party in the closet and dance the Prom night away with your queer-identified friends! Bring a date, bring the squad, or just bring yourself. Food and beverages provided.

  • This event is for high school students ages 14 – 18 only

  • Entrance with school ID or California ID

  • Bag check at the door

This event is brought to you by the Diversity Center’s Youth Program in collaboration with Pajaro Valley Pride and the First Christian Church.

Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet – Up @ The Diversity Center
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12 – 18 who want to meet new people, join a welcoming community and learn the tools of activism and leadership, look no further! The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup is the place for you.

Join our dynamic team of youth from Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend.

Our meetups run from 1 – 3:00 pm, with a youth leadership meeting from 3 – 3:30 pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!

Apr
11
Tue
Rainbow Speakers and Friend Monthly Evening of Friendship and Support @ Epiphany Lutheran and Episcopal Church
Apr 11 @ 2:00 am – 2:00 am

A warm welcome awaits you! We’ll share our thoughts, concerns and plans that always fill us with encouragement and hope.

 

Apr
14
Fri
Watsonville Queer Youth Meet-Up @ First Christian Church
Apr 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

Apr
15
Sat
Santa Cruz LGBTQ+ Youth Meet – Up @ The Diversity Center
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 12 – 18 who want to meet new people, join a welcoming community and learn the tools of activism and leadership, look no further! The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Meetup is the place for you.

Join our dynamic team of youth from Santa Cruz County! Bring yourself or bring a friend.

Our meetups run from 1 – 3:00 pm, with a youth leadership meeting from 3 – 3:30 pm. If you are interested in planning events for the Youth Program or would like to be a part of the process, join the team!

GSA NorCal Youth Council Meeting, Oakland @ GSA Network Office
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The NorCal Youth Council is for high school and middle school GSA leaders looking to expand their leadership. We’ll continue to build community, learn organizing skills, and support local GSA campaigns. We will be focusing on strategizing for trans/queer youth power and resiliency and focusing on racial justice this meeting.

If in-person doesn’t work for you, you may join us via google hangout here: https://hangouts.google.com/hango…/_/gsanetwork.org/norcalyc

Please email me at agallardo@gsanetwork.org to RSVP for the location.

Diversity Center’s Transmasculine Youth Group – 1st & 3rd Saturday @ The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County
Apr 15 @ 11:00 pm – Apr 16 @ 12:30 am

Join us at The Diversity Center for our Transmasculine Youth group. We offer an accepting and open space for like-minded youth to share experiences, support, and exciting activities. All transmasculine spectrum youth are welcome!

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