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Recording Artist Hayley Kiyoko and Social Media Star RubasWorld Join Dylan Mulvaney at Models of Pride 2023: A Free Conference for LGBTQ+ Youth

The teen summit, hosted by the Los Angeles LGBT Center, is the world’s largest free expo for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies, featuring workshops, resources, and entertainment. 

Presented by Glamazon L.A.—Amazon’s LGBTQ+ Affinity Group 

LOS ANGELES, September 21—Singer-actress and LGBTQ+ activist Hayley Kiyoko has joined this year’s Models of Pride as a double headliner and honoree at the youth summit hosted by the Los Angeles LGBT Center. She joins previously announced honoree and speaker Dylan Mulvaney, and social media star Ruba Wilson (aka RubasWorld) who will serve as the event’s host on Saturday, October 14. 

“A festival of love, acceptance, and queer joy, Models of Pride celebrates three decades of success lifting our city’s LGBTQ+ youth, families and educational leaders,” said Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Joe Hollendoner. “When our school boards and LGBTQ+ education are under attack, Models of Pride serves as a beacon of hope and a gathering place for the queer and trans students and educators of Los Angeles.”

Kiyoko will receive the Artist of Pride Award, presented to her by one of the Center’s outstanding youth activists. She will then perform a set for the audience, which will be followed by additional dancing, festivities, and giveaways for youth attendees. 

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. 

Models of Pride is a unique intergenerational experience curated specifically for LA’s students, parents, and education professionals offering nearly 100 activations. Workshops range from “Voguing 101” by the House of Marc Jacobs to “Drag Queen Story Hour,” and a free makeup shopping spree sponsored by NYX Cosmetics. Adult-geared sessions include “Proud Children, Proud Parents” to “Affirmative Mental Health Strategies” and “LGBTQ College Access” with representation from 30 California higher education institutions. 

Presented by Glamazon L.A.—Amazon’s LGBTQ+ Affinity Group, Models of Pride will also include chill lounges, carnival games, and food trucks. All LGBTQ+ youth ages 24 and younger and their friends and families are invited to attend. Models of Pride is also made possible by Senior Sponsor is Comcast NBCUniversal & Telemundo andU.S. Bank. Sophomore sponsors are Edison International and Omnicom Group. Freshman sponsors are JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Kipling. Official Airline Partner is American Airlines. 

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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, 2023, 11AM–5PM

Wallis Annenberg Building
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

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