Appalachian Queer Youth Summit

July 31, 2020 (All day)
August 2, 2020 (All day)

The ACLU of West Virginia in partnership with Amizade is thrilled to announce the first Appalachian Queer Youth Summit, a weekend camp for LGBTQ+ youth and children in LGBTQ families in West Virginia.


The primary goal of the Appalachian Queer Youth Summit is to break down those barriers of isolation and enable the next generation of activists to come together.  Participants will spend time with others from their community, learn tools for advocacy and organizing, and meet groups and individuals doing important advocacy work throughout the state.

The Appalachian Queer Youth Summit will be held at Camp Virgil Tate, located just outside of Charleston, WV.  The summit is open to West Virginia high school incoming juniors and seniors (students who will be juniors/seniors in the 2020-2021 school year) who identify as LGBTQ+ or those in LGBTQ families and have a desire to learn how to advocate for their community and others in West Virginia.  The summit is FREE for all participants, with all lodging and meals provided.  

All those interested are encouraged to apply here.  Applications must be completed by March 5, 2020 to be considered for the summit.  

Please see our FAQ sheet for more information.  If you have further questions, please contact ACLU-WV Community Outreach Director Mollie Kennedy at or (304) 290-4484