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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[Reminder] 21st Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards, May 12

The Queer Youth Leadership Awards recognizes queer youth across Santa Cruz County for being leaders within their community. Being a leader encompasses many attributes and spans across all disciplines and activities. Volunteer Buy Tickets For more information visit QYLA.org When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 5:30 PM Where:  Soquel High School, Soquel … [Read more...]

[Reminder] Day of Silence, (Friday April 27)

National Day of Silence is a student-led national event where folks take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school. Visit glsen.org/day-silence for event planning tips, way to participate, and resources for students and educators. … [Read more...]

Triangle Speaker Training, April 14

At Triangle Speakers we work to eliminate fear, prejudice, and hatred towards LGBTQ+ people so that a healthy environment exists where all members of our community can thrive and live full and healthy lives. When: Saturday, April 14th @ 9am - 5pm Training is at no cost and we will provide breakfast and lunch. Sign up here: http://www.diversitycenter.org/sign-up-for-triangle-speaker Check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/trianglespeakers/ … [Read more...]

Queer Youth Prom, April 7

The Diversity Center Youth Program's second annual Queer Youth Prom is around the corner! High School Youth ages 14-18 are invited to spend an evening under the stars with special performances, dinner, and a night of dancing. When:  Saturday, April 7th @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Where:  First Christian Church, 15 Madison St., Watsonville Cost: Tickets = $5, at the door. *** Student ID Required. *** Email youth@diversitycenter.org or call 831-425-5422 x104 for more info. … [Read more...]

21st Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards, May 12

The Queer Youth Leadership Awards recognizes queer youth across Santa Cruz County for being leaders within their community. Being a leader encompasses many attributes and spans across all disciplines and activities. Volunteer Buy Tickets For more information visit QYLA.org When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 5:30 PM Where:  Soquel High School, Soquel … [Read more...]

[Save the Date] Day of Silence, Friday, April 27

National Day of Silence is a student-led national event where folks take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school. Visit glsen.org/day-silence for event planning tips, way to participate, and resources for students and educators. Past Day of Silence Events in Santa Cruz: 2017: Breaking the Silence Rallies were organized in both Watsonville & Santa Cruz featuring guest speakers, open mics, and public demonstration. 2016:  “Break the Silence Rally” - A video created by the Diversity Center … [Read more...]

Queer Youth Prom, April 7

The Diversity Center Youth Program's second annual Queer Youth Prom is around the corner! High School Youth ages 14-18 are invited to spend an evening under the stars with special performances, dinner, and a night of dancing. When:  Saturday, April 7th @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Where:  First Christian Church, 15 Madison St., Watsonville Cost: Tickets = $5, at the door. *** Student ID Required. *** Email youth@diversitycenter.org or call 831-425-5422 x104 for more info. ------------- Want to support this delightful event? We need … [Read more...]

[Reminder] 13th Annual Youth Empowerment Summit (YES), November 18, San Francisco – Register ASAP!

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.The cost to attend is FREE! This includes workshops, resource fair, dance, drag show, plus free HIV testing. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. To end the day we have a DANCE! The dance is open to all registered participants of YES. This year's dance will include drag show/talent show open mic (sign … [Read more...]

[Reminder] 8th Annual Salinas Valley Pride 2017, October 7

All Ages Welcomed Food, Drinks, Snacks Music, Performers, Art, Community Resource Info Booths & More! Where: The Epicenter, 20 Maple St., Salinas Ca. 93901 When: Saturday, October 7th, 2017 @ 1pm - 5pm Info: Salinas Valley Pride Festival In collaboration with: OUR GENTE & THE EPICENTER … [Read more...]

[Reminder] Queer, Trans* & Allied Student Summit Fall 2017, October 7

“Resist Oppressive Forces: Protect and Unite our Diverse Communities” All Middle School & High School LGBTQIA/Ally Students welcome! Meet students throughout Santa Cruz County and beyond — from Watsonville and Salinas to Scotts Valley — who are working to help create safer schools in their community! Lunch and Snacks Provided Experience workshops put on by fellow youth and community members Meet LGBTQIA/Ally Community Leaders Fruit Smoothie Party In collaboration with Gender Spectrum In partnership with … [Read more...]