Youth Voices is an annual cohort of exceptional young people ages 13-18 who team up with our organization to offer their unique stories and words of advice to other LGBTQ+ youth around the globe. They are students, artists, and activists who are working to change their communities for the better and who have a passion for empowering their community of LGBTQ+ peers with their insights and observations.

Youth Voices Class of 2023 officially came to an end last month. It is a bittersweet moment as we send off this group of incredible young people to do bigger and brighter things! But before we do, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate some of the powerful, creative, and inspiring things that they have accomplished with us this year.

Fall 2022

Image: Youth Voice, Kiki, speaking at Cumbre en Español 202.
Image: Group photo from the 2022 Youth Summit, Photo Credit: MaryJane Joya / Las Fotos Project

Winter 2022

Image: Youth Voices Eris & Dion with Education Coordinator, Rae at HRC’s Time to Thrive Conference in the Deep South

Spring 2023

Image: Screenshot from LGBTQ+ Career Day, hosted by It Gets Better and Rainbow Labs

Summer 2023

Image: Youth Voice, Hailey, speaking at NYC Pride Rally 2023