The LGBTQ Center OC is excited to announce its upcoming 2021 Virtual LGBTQ Youth Convening: a free multi-day online conference that is organized and led by youth leaders from Youth Empowered to Act (YETA). YETA is a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) student leaders and their allies who are devoted to gender, racial, reproductive, and restorative justice issues in Orange County.
We are proud to announce U.S. Bank, Cox Communications, the Tegan and Sara Foundation, and Pepsi as key sponsors for this year’s event!
This year’s theme is Intersect and Connect.
We invite the entire community—whether at the local, state-wide, or national level—to experience three webinars complete with influential speakers, workshop presenters, and organizations working to provide affirming practices to create inclusive and intersectional spaces for LGBTQ youth in Orange County and beyond.
The 2021 Virtual LGBTQ Youth Convening will take place over three consecutive Saturdays in May. Each conference session will have a dedicated theme of the day. The themes are mental health and support, education, and advocacy and empowerment, respectively.
This event is open to all ages and backgrounds! We welcome all youth, students, parents, guardians, families, school staff and administrators, counselors, professionals, community members and organizers, and anyone else who is interested.
We are excited to share that we will have special guest performances from local drag artists at the end of each webinar, as well as opportunity drawings for gift cards!