Dylan Mulvaney Joins the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Models of Pride: A Free Conference for LGBTQ+ Youth
The teen summit is the world’s largest free conference for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies, featuring workshops, resources, and entertainment.
Presented by Glamazon L.A.—Amazon’s LGBTQ+ Affinity Group
LOS ANGELES, August 25—The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s annual Models of Pride returns for its 31st installment on Saturday, October 14 with a completely refreshed event, transforming the long-running LGBTQ+ youth summit into a celebratory—and completely free—festival of love, acceptance, and queer joy. Celebrating three decades of success, the revamped Models of Pride Festival will feature a new venue, exciting and interactive activities, dancing and music, and show-stopping musical performances.
LGBTQ+ activist and entertainer Dylan Mulvaney will be on hand to deliver the event’s keynote address and accept the Model of Pride Award—an honor given each year to a positive role model for LGBTQ+ youth.
“We are so excited that Dylan will be joining us for this event,” says the Center’s CEO, Joe Hollendoner. “At a time when our queer and trans youth are under attack, Dylan serves as a possibility model and a source of inspiration.”
Presented by Glamazon L.A.—Amazon’s LGBTQ+ Affinity Group, Models of Pride 2023 will also include new chill lounges, carnival games, delicious food, and a resource, college, and job fair with tons of exciting opportunities. All LGBTQ+ youth ages 24 and younger and their friends and families are invited to attend.
The conference also includes the Parents and Professionals Institute, which offers family members, educators, professionals, and all other adult supporters of LGBTQ+ youth an unparalleled opportunity to connect with others on a similar journey. The day will include tailored workshops, discussions, resources, and inclusive programming.
“In close collaboration with our partners, we are thrilled to once again welcome LA’s young people to experience the magic and movement behind Models of Pride—a longstanding celebration and resource fair equipping today’s students and families with the support to live life authentically and unapologetically,” said the Center’s Director of Youth Services, Lisa Phillips.
“Glamazon Los Angeles is proud to join Models of Pride in celebrating the joy of queer youth,” said A.J. Mayers and Gabe Barajas, Glamazon LA Co-Leads. “We’re excited to continue to give back to our local queer community and look forward to deepening our partnership with the Los Angeles LGBT Center.”
The Presenting Sponsor of Models of Pride is Glamazon L.A.—Amazon’s LGBTQ+ Affinity Group. Senior Sponsor is Comcast NBCUniversal & Telemundo and U.S. Bank. Sophomore sponsors are Edison International and Omnicom Group. Freshman sponsors are JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Kipling. Official Airline Partner is American Airlines.
For more information or to register, visit modelsofpride.org.
Models of Pride
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Models of Pride returns for its 31st installment with a completely refreshed event, transforming the long-running LGBTQ+ youth summit into a celebratory—and completely free—festival of love, acceptance and joy. Celebrating 31 years of success, the revamped Models of Pride Festival features a new venue, exciting and interactive activities, dancing and music, and show-stopping musical performances.
Saturday, October 14
About Youth Services
The Center offers more wide-ranging services for underserved queer youth than any other organization, by helping thousands of LGBTQ+ youth (ages 18-24) every single year through housing, community events, outreach, and other supportive social services. Buttressed by the Center’s holistic model of care with programs like Health Services, Legal Services, and more, our program helps keep youth safe, healthy, and celebrated. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org/services/youth-services/
About the Los Angeles LGBT Center
Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.