Welcome to Queer Youth Leadership Awards!

The Queer Youth Leadership Awards recognizes queer youth across Santa Cruz County for being leaders within their community. Being a leader encompasses many attributes and spans across all disciplines and activities. If you know an out LGBTIQ youth who is making a difference by standing out, being proud and being true to themselves, nominate them for a Queer Youth Leadership Awards.


20th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards

Saturday, May 13, 2017 Pájaro Valley High School, Watsonville 5:30 pm Community Resource Fair 6:00 pm Catered Buffet Dinner 7:00 pm Awards Ceremony Community Dance to Follow Join us in celebrating and honoring queer youth and allies on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm at Pájaro Valley High School in Watsonville for the 20th […]


Ways to Support 2017 QYLA

Three Ways to Support the Queer Youth Leadership Awards! Advertise, Sponsor a Table or Donate. Those who donate over $375 will be listed as a co-sponsor. All co-sponsorships confirmed by April 18th will be featured in the QYLA Printed Program, linked to on the QYLA website, and will have visibility at the event itself. Due to printing […]

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Call For Middle and High School LGBTIQ & Ally Artists

Back by popular demand, the QYLA Art Show is looking for middle and high school artists to share their creations with Santa Cruz County. The QYLA Art Show aims to create a safe and inclusive outlet for queer expression on a public platform. All art submissions should be in by Monday, April 10 to be included […]

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Queer & Ally Youth Talent Auditions for QYLA

QYLA 2017 Youth Talent & MC Auditions Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 The 20th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards is looking for three youth or group performances and two youth MCs for the show taking place on May 13, 2017. * Do you sing? * Do you dance? * Do you play an instrument? * Are […]