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It's the biggest, queerest Spring event in Vermont for queer and allied youth!
Get ready to flaunt your talent at the open mic, show your pride at the march, and dance the night away at Prom. Registration coming soon!
The annual Queer and Allied Youth Summit is all about Queer Joy and celebrating you!
Each May, 150+ students and educators from around the state celebrate the amazing accomplishments of GSAs, youth organizers, youth-led campaigns, and queer and trans youth! It’s held at a different school each year.
Summit is FREE and open to any youth age 11-19, regardless of how you identify your gender and/or sexual identity. You do not have to be a part of your school’s GSA. Allies are encouraged to attend!
Connect with new friends and indulge in skill-building workshops that'll empower your future. Together, we'll strategize, laugh, and learn — all while savoring good food and sharing lots of "Heck Yeahs!"
Join us for an incredible day that will leave you feeling inspired, supported, and ready to conquer the world with new skills and a full stomach.
Yes, Prom! You can get glittered up, put your suspenders on or your favorite cape to dance, eat and enjoy a prom just for you!
Follow us on social media, stay in the loop with our newsletter, or check back here in the spring for more details about Summit next May.
The Summit is open to any youth aged 11-19 who want to attend. You do not have to be a part of your school’s GSA, and anyone can attend regardless of how you identify your gender and/or sexual identity. Allies are encouraged to attend!
ALL YOUTH! Permission slips will be submitted via our online registration when it opens in the Spring.
Yes! We provide bus transportation.
It is required that anyone taking the bus to the Summit also needs to take the bus back and stay for all Summit events. If you are not on the bus TO Summit, you will not be able to get on the bus FROM Summit.
By the first week of May, we will have the bus pickup and drop-off times and locations finalized. You will receive an email with your pickup and drop-off details at that time.
Bring anything you need to feel comfortable. Summit is a blast, and it’s action-packed, starting early and ending late, which also means the day is long! To plan for your needs, check out the schedule in advance and plan accordingly.
IMPORTANTLY, you are responsible for your belongings, so pack them in something you can confidently hold onto for a day.
Medications must be placed in a zip-lock bag and labeled with the participant’s last name. All meds are collected and available to youth at any time by visiting staff at the designated wellness station. Rescue medications like emergency inhalers and epipens can stay in the possession of the youth for the duration of the event. Medications are given back to youth at the close of Summit. All youth are responsible for remembering when it’s time to take their medication.
There is no fee — we are committed to making this event accessible for everyone! Also, all meals and snacks are provided, so you don’t need to spend money at the Summit.
However, we will gladly say yes if you/your GSA wants and can help support this event! You can donate directly to Outright to help cover costs associated with statewide transportation, Summit t-shirts, decorations, and food.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and we'll get you the forms you need to complete.
Thanks for thinking of this! Please send an email to email@example.com, so we can update our numbers accordingly.
Youth are allowed to have their cell phones on them, as long as they adhere to event expectations with phone usage. Because some folks may want to be at the Summit anonymously, photos and social media use at the Summit must be limited to the explicit consent of those you are documenting. We will review this more on the day of the event.
Outright staff and volunteers will staff all aspects of the Summit.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 802-865-9677.