You heard that right!
We're here in the Youth Pride Fest headquarters and we are getting ready to kick off planning, scheduling, and gathering resources for Youth Pride Fest!
We already have some fun events planned!
Enjoy this last month of 2015 and we hope that you have a great Christmas, because with this new year, there will definitely be a lot of new plans!
Here at Youth Pride Headquarters, we have ALREADY started to plan Youth Pride Fest for May 14th, 2016.
We are currently in meeting right now because we wanted to discuss all that we wanted to do this next year. We're planning more activities, more games, and more food. We are also getting connected with more GSA's and hope to be able to network with a lot more people!
We hope you had a great summer and we're sure you'll have a great start to yet another awesome school year!
At Youth Pride Fest, we wanted to take a day to post about some big news.
It is 2015 which means that the vote for the next President of the United States is next year. With the campaign announcements, we have had something ground-breaking happen. In Hillary Clinton's campaign announcement, there was a handsome gay couple that spoke about their wedding as if they were telling any other friend.
Not only did they talk about their wedding, but they did it in a way that belied the importance of such a thing!
We have a lot going on this week, everybody! Not only do we have more meetings to decide the final details of Youth Pride Fest, but the Day of Silence is this Friday and Diversity Prom is this Saturday. Both events should be lots of fun and we can't to attend. Don't forget to buy your tickets for Diversity Prom and dress in an Alice in Wonderland theme!
T-shirts will also be available to order soon and we will have pictures on the website for you soon!
In the news:
WATCH: New LGBT Series 'Cucumber' — Exclusive Sneak
Scholarships support LGBT studies
Day of Silence: How the LGBT Agenda Is Hijacking America's
We have one month until the second annual Youth Pride Fest! It was a huge success last year and we're hoping for an even larger turn out this year!
What we are working on during this final month of production is finalizing all of our plans and starting to gather prizes and donations from local businesses so that we have some great things to give to you who attend!
We have a lunch meeting today to decide what is finished and what we need to work on and to decide what businesses we are going to ask for donations and to start calling them.
In other news:
"Obama Calls For End To LGBT Conversion Therapy"
"It's time to bring long-overdue LGBT equality to Michigan"
"The CEO Who Took On Indiana's Anti-LGBT Law -- And Won"
"Most Younger Americans Support Laws To Protect LGBT Peop..."
I'm proud of where we are right now, but I will only be happy when all people are equal. Keep working on being great activists and spread the love and equality, no matter your orientation!
In case you can't remember our links or you want to quickly share them with someone else here's the list of everything we have active!
Website: youthpridefest.weebly.com (has our GSA background, inspiration for the event itself, photo gallery of 2014 event, etc)
Tumblr: coming soon
I know we're all a little bit sad somewhere inside of us for the end of Summer, but I hope you're all having as fun and exciting a school year as I am! I've been busy finding a way to contact the many GSA's surrounding the area so we can have an even bigger and more diverse Youth Pride Fest than we did last year.
We're going to be kicking up the activity on the website, Twitter, and Facebook page, so make sure you follow us, like us, and keep up to date on all that is going on!
Here on the blog, we are also going to try and post about big events and accomplishments the LGBTQ+ community has worked for! Don't forget that next week is Ally Week and make sure the friends that support you know how much their support means to you!
Thank you! -YPF Student Admin
Twitter is the thing of the now! We at Youth Pride Fest knew that and so we created a Twitter to tweet out information about what we are trying to do. If you want to be in the know, then follow us!
We appreciate you all and hope you have a great day!
"Remember to smile. Somebody loves your smile."
I am sure many of you are anticipating this Friday as much as we are! The Day of Silence, as many of you probably know, is one of the largest student-led events in the LGBT community! Whether your school decides to school-wide sponsor it or not, many of us are STILL going to participate and our friends will either admire us, or be jealous of us for our strength. They will wish that they could stand up for what they believe in and love the fact that we are going to go a whole day without speaking in honor of what we believe in. We at Youth Pride Fest tip our hats to everybody who joins us in the Day of Silence this Friday!
You can register for the Day of Silence on the GLSEN website here:
If you have any ideas for activities or other fun stuff, feel free to leave a comment below! We appreciate feedback, even if it's something so small as to say you're excited to be coming!