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.


19th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards

Saturday, May 7, 2016 Aptos High School, Aptos 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 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm for the 19th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards.


Ways to Support 2016 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 […]


Queer & Ally Youth Talent Auditions for QYLA

QYLA 2016 Youth Talent & MC Auditions Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 The 19th Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards is looking for three youth or group performances and two youth MCs for the show taking place on May 7, 2016. * Do you sing? * Do you dance? * Do you play an instrument? * Are […]