Appalachian Queer Youth Summit

Thank you for your interest in applying for the first Appalachian Queer Youth Summit in the summer of 2020!

This summit will focus on empowering LGBTQ+ youth and those from LGBTQ+ families 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.

For more information on the dates, logistics, and other details of the summit, you can find more information here.

Applications must be submitted no later than May 31 to be considered.

If you have further questions, please contact ACLU-WV Community Outreach Director Mollie Kennedy at

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