2021 Appalachian Queer Youth Summit

Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2021 Appalachian Queer Youth Summit!

This summit will focus on empowering LGBTQ+ youth in the Mountain State, and will bring young people together from all corners of West Virginia in a space where they can learn and grow together, and be their authentic selves. Participants will be introduced to LGBTQ community leaders in the state, learn organizing tools and skills, and develop and work together on a project to help the LGBTQ+ community in West Virginia.

Find out more information on the dates, logistics, and other details of the summit. Note: Due to the speed of the vaccine rollout in West Virginia, we are hopeful that we can safely hold an in-person summit this summer. We will be following guidelines from the state as well as the CDC and other public health experts, and will provide updates throughout the process.

Spaces are limited, so applications received before Friday, April 30, will be given priority.

If you have further questions, please contact ACLU-WV Community Outreach Director Mollie Kennedy at mkennedy@acluwv.org.

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