The theme for the 2015 Queer and Allied Youth Summit: OUT on the Town: Big City Spirits, Small Town Hearts!
Well you, of course! The Summit is open to all queer & allied youth age 13-22, & QSA advisors & educators, statewide!
Saturday May 9 – Sunday May 10, 2015
A BIT MORE ABOUT THE DAY/NIGHT
QSA CONFERENCE! 9:00-3pm
The Summit kicks off with a QSA conference that includes:
- Youth led interactive workshops
- Youth Town Hall/Statewide Priorities
- A QSA advisor track
It’s a wonderful opportunity for queer and allied youth and their adult supports to gather in community, share ideas and strategies, and more importantly, celebrate all your hard work and brave efforts.
YOUTH SPEAKOUT & DINNER 4-6pm
Join us as we walk the streets of (town to be determined) chanting things like “hey hey, ho ho, homophobia and transphobia have got to go!” As always, the march ends with an inspiring youth speakOUT – bring your stories, share yourselves.
OPEN MIC 6:00-7:00pm
Now in its 3rd year, the open mic is an opportunity for youth talent to be shared and celebrated…. be prepared to be inspired! It will be acoustic-style, so keep that in mind. Sign-ups available day of.
QUEER PROM 7:30-10:00pm
What more can we say? Wear what you want to wear, dance with whomever you want! The outfits, the lights, the music, oh my!!
The SleepOUT will happen at Lamoille Union High School
All youth taking the bus and/or sleeping over must have a permission slip filled out and sent in to us by April 17. Youth under 18 must have it signed by a parent/guardian, youth over 18 can fill it out themselves. Permission slips will be e-mailed to you once you register.
Please direct any questions to our Director of Education, email@example.com or via phone (802) 865-9677
Queer & Allied Youth Summit 2014!
MORE ABOUT THE SUMMIT!
Each May, Outright VT and a school QSA host the annual Queer & Allied Youth Summit. This statewide extravaganza includes a QSA Conference, SpeakOUT, Queer Prom & the SleepOut. The summit draws 150+ students and educators to a host school for a full day (and night!) of networking, skill building, strategizing and celebration of queer & allied youth in Vermont. Past Summits have been held in South Burlington (2014), Burlington (2013/2008-7), St. Albans (2012), Brattleboro (2011), Montpelier (2010), and Rutland (2009)
Check out more photos from the 2014 Summit on our flickr account, HERE!
Or view the photos via a slide show, HERE!
Learn more about the 2013 Youth Priorities that were set, HERE!