Kern County to Host Third Annual LGBTQ Youth Summit

March 6, 2018 /

South Kern Sol

On Saturday March 10th, the Kern County LGBTQ Youth Roundtable will host the third annual LGBTQ Youth Summit for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and straight allied youth, parents, teachers, and community members.

The goal of the event is to bring the LGBTQ Community of Kern County together and to ensure young people who identify as being part of the community do not feel isolated,” said Gloria Garcia, lead organizer of the event and LGBT Community Worker at California Rural Legal Assistance.

California Rural Legal Assistance, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, California Teachers Association, ACLU of Southern California, Equality California, The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, and Planned Parenthood will be presenting workshops on a variety of topics relevant to LGBTQ youth and their families and offering information about their services at the event’s resource fair.

In addition to workshops and a resource fair, this event will feature performances by drag queens and a raffle with prizes for youth.

Zoey Luna will be the keynote speaker of the event. Luna is a transgender teenager who is the subject of two documentaries, “Raising Zoey” and “15: A Quinceanera Story”. This free event will take place between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30  p.m. at California State University Bakersfield.

For more information visit the event’s facebook page.

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