2022 Appalachian Queer Youth Summit

Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2022 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: We are hopeful that we will be able to safely hold an in-person camp in 2022. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, seek advice and best practices from public health experts, and keep all participants and families informed of any changes.

Spaces are limited so please apply as soon as possible.

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

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