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PFLAG Santa Cruz County is proud to announce the Tuesday, May 13th meeting

Nominees & Awardees from 17th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Peace United Church of Christ / 900 High Street, Santa Cruz, 95060


Please join us as we hear from some of the nominees and awardees from the 17th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards.
They will share their personal stories about their LGBTQ/Ally work in the community and the various levels of support they
receive from their families.

About the Queer Youth Leadership Awards

The Queer Youth Task Force of Santa Cruz County honors local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth and their
allies at the annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards (QYLA)!

Nominees & Awardees are those who have shown outstanding leadership, academic excellence, or community engagement as an LGBTQ
youth under the age of 18, or as an ally to LGBTQ youth. Allies to LGBTQ youth may be a straight youth, or can also be a straight or
LGBTQ adult.

Community members throughout Santa Cruz County who know an LGBTQ youth who has made an effort to improve the lives of others,
or an ally who actively supports LGBTQ youth, nominated a deserving youth or ally for one of the 3 following awards categories:

  •  Queer Youth Leadership Award: for LGBTQ youth,
  • Ally to Queer Youth Award: for non-LGBTQ youth or any adult who identifies as an ally to LGBTQ youth,
  • Organizational Ally to Queer Youth Award for local organizations support or actively organize on behalf of LGBTQ youth.

QYLA recognitions help end isolation and fuel the passion, advocacy and activism needed for youth to be out, proud, and true to themselves. Their nomination is an integral part of our collective efforts to raise visibility and honor these tenacious young people and their allies!

The 2014 QYLA is being held at New Brighton Middle School on May 10th at 5:30 pm. For more information, visit

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Santa Cruz County meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm at First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz at 900 High Street in Santa Cruz. Contact us at, or call (831) 427-4016

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