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LGBT youth to gather May 19 at UCLA for "Queer Youth Empowerment Day"

LOS ANGELES -- LGBT youth are invited to the upcoming "Queer Youth Empowerment Day," taking place Saturday, May 19, at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

The free conference is designed to bring LGBTQ youth of color as well as their teachers, parents and allies together for a unique educational experience at UCLA. Hosted by UCLA’s Project 1, the conference will explore the issues that LGBTQ youth of color face in the 21st century, with the hope of inspiring and empowering them to pursue higher education and become agents of transformative change in their communities.

Project 1 is a community service program at UCLA that works with LGBTQ students in South Los Angeles. Undergraduate volunteers mentor and tutor students through LGBTQ student organizations on their high school campuses. The organization also strives to educate students on LGBTQ issues, strengthen their individual identities, and enable them to give back to their communities.

The theme of this his year’s conference is “Empower Youth Voice!” and will feature guest performer Kay Barrett.

Youth who wish to attend the event should register HERE. Registrations should be received by May 11.

Lunch and transportation will be provided for registered participants.

For more information, e-mail queeryouthempowermentday12@gmail.com.