Queer Youth Updates

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Queer Youth Updates Calendar

Jun
15
Mon
Maven Queer Youth Tech Camp 2015, June 15 – 26 [Applications Open]
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm

This camp is for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Genderqueer and ally youth. All levels of technology experience are welcome! The program includes: LGBTQ tech professionals as mentors, training in coding/programming and game creation, team building and networking, tour tech companies, prizes & gifts, PLUS breakfast, lunch & lots of snacks!

When: June 15th – 26th and meets Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30pm

Where: Oakland & San Francisco

Ages: 14 – 19

For more details and to apply visit mymaven.org

Jun
20
Sat
LGBTQ Youth Performance and Writing Workshop @ Carmel Youth Center
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm

LGBTQIA and allied students are invited to learn about queer history and identity issues through creative writing and Theater of the Oppressed exercises culminating in an invitation-only performance of their work for family and friends. High school students ages 14 – 18 of any sexual orientation/gender identity are welcome to attend.

Click Here to register today!

For more information visit The Fearless Minds Theatrical Tumblr Page

Jun
24
Wed
Get Free: A Summer Program For Queer and Trans Youth of Color
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Black Girl Dangerous presents our 2nd annual week-long artistic, intellectual, emotional and practical program for queer and trans* youth of color that focuses on the inner work it takes to Get Free in a world where, for us—people who experience oppression based on race and queerness or trans*ness—just surviving is a feat. Through writing, dreaming, screaming, owning up, and facing who we are, who we have been, and who we might become, we aim to start an emotional r/evolution that will reverberate throughout our lives and our communities.”

Ages: 16 – 21

Workshops, lodging, and food will be covered by Black Girl Dangerous

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

For more information and to apply visit blackgirldangerous.org

Jun
26
Fri
Love Wins! @ Inner Light Center
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Decision Day Event Tonight!
Inner Light Center
5630 Soquel Dr, Soquel 95073
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Celebrate SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Win with LGBTQ/Ally Community!!!
All welcome!!!
Jun
27
Sat
LGBTQ Youth Performance and Writing Workshop @ Carmel Youth Center
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm

LGBTQIA and allied students are invited to learn about queer history and identity issues through creative writing and Theater of the Oppressed exercises culminating in an invitation-only performance of their work for family and friends. High school students ages 14 – 18 of any sexual orientation/gender identity are welcome to attend.

Click Here to register today!

For more information visit The Fearless Minds Theatrical Tumblr Page

Jul
5
Sun
LGBTQ Youth Performance and Writing Workshop @ Carmel Youth Center
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm

LGBTQIA and allied students are invited to learn about queer history and identity issues through creative writing and Theater of the Oppressed exercises culminating in an invitation-only performance of their work for family and friends. High school students ages 14 – 18 of any sexual orientation/gender identity are welcome to attend.

Click Here to register today!

For more information visit The Fearless Minds Theatrical Tumblr Page

Jul
10
Fri
Think and Die Thinking 2015 @ Billy Defrank Center
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm

A Festival for and by Gay, Trans, Queer, P.O.C, Women, and Allies

A DIY Punk festival featuring workshops, photo booth, dozens of live music artists, tablers, and more! All the proceeds from this festival go to the Billy DeFrank Center.  See the schedule of events on their Facebook event page. All Ages Welcome!!!

Cost: Day Pass = $8 – $10, Weekend Pass = $25

Jul
11
Sat
2015 Gender Spectrum Conference @ Saint Mary’s College of California
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day

The Gender Spectrum Conference is an opportunity for youth and families to spend a weekend gaining the resources, information, and community needed to help young people effectively navigate their world.  Click Here to learn about this years Middle and High School youth programs!

Interested in a scholarship? Click Here [Deadline to apply is July 1st]

Visit www.genderspectrum.org for more information and to register today!

LGBTQ Youth Performance and Writing Workshop @ Carmel Youth Center
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 11 @ 5:00 pm

LGBTQIA and allied students are invited to learn about queer history and identity issues through creative writing and Theater of the Oppressed exercises culminating in an invitation-only performance of their work for family and friends. High school students ages 14 – 18 of any sexual orientation/gender identity are welcome to attend.

Click Here to register today!

For more information visit The Fearless Minds Theatrical Tumblr Page

Jul
18
Sat
Out in Our Faith Presents “Call Me Kuchu” @ Temple Beth El
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Out In Our Faith, Temple Beth El, Ocean Gate Zen Center, and the Diversity Center for the Santa Cruz premiere of the film “Call Me Kuchu” with special Ugandan guest speaker John “Long Jones” Abdallah Wambere, and Dharma Rain Zen Center practitioner David Robinson, to share their experiences with Uganda’s anti-homosexual laws. Refreshments provided. **Youth are welcome to all events**

Additional speaking events at Temple Beth El and the Ocean Gate Zen Center.

For more information you can visit: tbeaptos.org, diversitycenter.org, or oceangatezen.org

Read all about this event and film in the article “Call Me Fearless” in the Good Times

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