The Queer Youth Task Force (QYTF) is proud to partner with Out in Our Faith to support LGBTQIA+ youth and their families within houses of faith in Santa Cruz county — Youth: Out in Our Faith.
The Queer Youth Task Force was founded in 1997 and its mission is: The Queer Youth Task Force (QYTF) is comprised of individuals and organizations that work with, or support, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth. We strive to improve the quality of life for all LGBTIQ youth in our community, as well as children raised in homes where LGBTIQ people live by. (Read more at QYTF Mission).
To help foster safer spaces in Santa Cruz County and celebrate LGBTQIA+ leaders, QYTF founded the Queer Youth Leadership Awards in 1998.
To help foster safer schools, QYTF founded the Safe Schools Project in 2004.
To help foster better resources for trans, non-binary, and gender expansive youth, QYTF founded the Trans Teen Project in 2012.
QYTF has patterned with PFLAG and TransFamilies for many years to help foster safer spaces for queer and trans youth in the home.
In 2004, Out in Our Faith (OIOF) was established to help foster safer spaces for LGBTQIA+ people in places of worship in Santa Cruz County. QYTF partnered with OIOF the following year to establish a workshop titled Youth Out in Our Faith.
In 2021, QYTF is creating a youth steering committee for Youth: Out in Our Faith.
Youth: Out in Our Faith
Working Vision: Our vision is to have the youth groups of places of worship within Santa Cruz County be safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Working Mission: Our mission is to help youth groups take initiative in promoting open conversations and freedom of expression for LGBTQIA+ youth.
Working Objectives: Our objectives are to create a youth steering committee for this project and help create safer, more open faith communities.
Youth: Out in Our Faith is a program of the Queer Youth Task Force in collaboration with Out in Our Faith.
Be part of Youth: Out in Our Faith– We’re seeking students to be part of the steering committee!
For more information, email us at Youth Out in Our Faith or call (831) 427-4004.