LGBTQ Youth Leadership Conference, sponsored by Uber


13th Annual LGBT Youth Leadership Conference, sponsored by Uber at Seattle Pacific University!

GLSEN Washington State is excited to announce that this year's LGBT Youth Conference will be held Saturday April 1st at Seattle Pacific University!

Join us to hear from LGBTQ leaders and youth passionate about education and advocacy. We will have a full day of panels and workshops that will give you valuable leadership skills to strengthen your GSA/QSA and school community. You will have the opportunity to network with peers, LGBTQ professionals, and GLSEN volunteers to help strengthen your sense of community.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM PST
Host: GLSEN Washington State
Location: Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall

This conference is free for all students and for teachers/staff who are accompanied by students.

Lunch is free for participants, but you must be registered by March 24th. There will be same day registration available, but lunch is not guaranteed.

Our mission at GLSEN is to strive to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Whether you are just beginning to explore your sexuality or gender for the first time, an LGBTQ expert, or a beloved ally, we welcome you!

We know that you are likely to confront some unique issues for which there is limited help within the world. We're excited to be able to offer a wealth of information that we hope will improve your safety and leadership abilities.

Speakers and Workshops TBA!

Keynote Speaker: GLSEN Washington is proud to present Mary Yu as the 2017 LGBTQ Youth Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker. Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington Supreme Court on May 16, 2014, and subsequently elected. Justice Yu joined the Supreme Court after more than 14 years as an accomplished trial court judge in King County Superior Court where she presided over a wide variety of criminal, civil, and juvenile cases, and presided over hundreds of adoptions and other family law matters. We are excited to have Justice Yu share her message at this year's conference.

Keynote Speaker: GLSEN Washington is proud to present Marci Owens as the 2017 LGBTQ Youth Leadership Conference keynote speaker. Losing her mom at the age of seven when she lost her job and health insurance, Owens became a health care activist and was invited to join President Obama in signing the Affordable Care Act at the White House in 2010. Then known as an 11-year-old boy named Marcelas, Owens stood next to Obama as he signed the bill into law. Now Owens has embarked on a new journey - navigating the challenges and triumphs that come with being a transgender teen at this moment in history. Marci has emerged as a leading voice for equality and unity while challenging school bathroom and graduation policies. We are so grateful for her willingness to share her inspirational story and powerful message at this year's conference.

Our adult sessions will focus on Creating Safe Spaces for LGBT Youth. *Clock Hours will be provided for teachers from Puget Sound ESD for $10.*To register for our Summit go to

Please get connected to our Twitter and Facebook pages to promote our event, tag your pictures, and let your friends know about this great event!

There will be a photographer at our event taking Photos for GLSEN. These pictures will be used for GLSEN publications and websites. We will also have a room available for students to take posed shots for our publications. If you are interested in being a part of this, please fill out the media release form on our registration page and bring it to the conference.

Don’t worry if you don’t want your photo taken. Our photographer will ONLY take pictures of people with the media release.

We look forward to seeing you on April 1st at Seattle Pacific University. Address: 3307 3rd Ave West, Seattle, WA 98119. There is parking near Demaray Hall. If you are taking a bus, please reply to this email and we will give you more information on how/where to park the bus. If you need to take the Metro go to to find the best way to get there.
  • Seattle Pacific University
    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle
  • Saturday Apr 1
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