Queer Youth Leadership Awards

Nominations for the 2020 QYLA are now open!
Posted on 02/10/2020
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The Diversity Center and Safe Schools Project are accepting nominations for this year's Queer Youth Leadership Awards.  We are so very fortunate in our community to have the Safe Schools Project and the Diversity Center to support our LGBTQ youth and our schools. Please take this opportunity to recognize Queer Youth Leaders and their allies with a nomination.

QYLA Nominations are now open until Friday, March 5 at 5:00 pm 
No late submissions!


Online Nominations are easy to complete!

  • Queer Youth Leadership Award: Eligible nominations are those who have shown outstanding leadership, academic excellence, sports excellence or community engagement as an LGBTQ+ youth under the age of 18, Please include at least 3 detailed examples of leadership.
  • Ally to Queer Youth Award: Eligible nominations are those who have shown outstanding leadership as Allies to LGBTQ+ youth who either may be a straight youth, or a straight or LGBTQ+ adult. Please include at least 3 detailed examples of leadership.
  • Organizational Ally to Queer Youth Award: for local organizations that support or actively organize on behalf of LGBTQ+ youth. Please include at least 3 detailed examples of leadership.
NOTE: We ask each nomination you consider submitting be as robust and insightful as possible so that we may create a biography celebrating their leadership work and accomplishments. Additionally, a robust nomination helps the QYLA judges be better informed.
Save-the-Date!
23rd Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards

Saturday, May 9
5:30 - 8:30 pm

New Brighton Middle School, Capitola

(831) 427-4004

info@QYLA.org 

QYLA is produced by the Queer Youth Task Force (QYTF), a fiscally sponsored agent of the Diversity Center, and co-sponsored, in part, by the New Brighton Middle School Queer Straight Alliance (QSA).

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