Are you a GSA or LGBTQ+ club leader in your high school or a club sponsor? Do you want to start a GSA at your school? Do you want to meet other leaders and learn how to advocate for queer folks in your school and community? Join us in Charleston for our first ever LGBTQ+ Club Conference!

Led by the Appalachian Queer Youth Summit, ACLU of West Virginia, Fairness WV, and the WV Trans Coalition, this conference will create a space where LGBTQ+ youth leaders can connect with each other and with nonprofits, elected officials, community change-makers, and more. Rosemary Ketchum (she/her) will give our conference keynote speech.

*THIS CONFERENCE IS FREE TO ATTEND! Meals will be provided and lodging (with roommates) is available for those who may need it. We hope to make this event as accessible as possible, so please reach out if there is something you need in order to participate.

This event will run from the evening of November 17 through late afternoon November 18 in Charleston, WV. For security purposes, guests will receive more detailed information after submitting their RSVP form found here:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ACLU-WV Youth Organizer Oceanna Smith (she/they) at