Leading with Pride! DC-MD-VA GSA Conference
Hosted by: DC Public Schools, Deloitte, Latin American Youth Center, DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders, and The Trevor Project
Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What is Leading With Pride?
Leading With Pride is a conference for LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally) students and youth in the DC/MD/VA area and Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs and advisors!
- Participate in workshops that will empower you to start or build your Gay-Straight Alliance! Jump start your school year!
- Find ways to be an ally in your school community!
- Make friends from schools all over DC, MD, and VA!
- Learn about ways that YOU can be a leader in your school, and in your community!
- Featuring workshops from several community organizations, students, advisors, and YOU! (Contact email@example.com if you are interested in presenting a workshop.)
- FREE food, HIV testing and networking opportunities!!
- FREE dance following the conference! (6-9 pm)
Who Can Apply?
LGBTQ youth and Straight Ally youth ages 13-24. If you have participated in a Gay-Straight Alliance or LGBTQA club, you are highly encouraged to apply! You are not required to be in a GSA or currently in school to apply.
Other people who are highly encouraged to apply:
- Students who would like to start a GSA!
- GSA Leaders!
- GSA Advisors!
- School LGBT Liaisons and Advisors!
Adults with a connection to a school, LGBTQ group, or GSA/LGBTQ club are welcome, as we will have workshops and networking options for group advisors and facilitators. Adults (such as parents or guardians) are also welcome if they are accompanied by a youth.
How Much Does the Conference Cost?
It is FREE! Please feel free to contact us if you need help with transportation.
We ask that you please try to register by Saturday, October 27th (one week before the conference) to ensure that we can plan for the right amount of food, space, and t-shirts!
We will, however, accept registrations until the day of the conference - but we cannot guarantee you food and t-shirts, so register now!