This spring, hundreds of queer youth leaders from all over the south will gather at the University of Richmond for the Q-Summit.

Q-Summit is designed to recognize the meaningful work being done by LGBTQ youth to build strong and resilient communities across the south. This event is also meant to prompt important discussions about amplifying the experiences of LGBTQ people of color and trans voices. 

“The Q-Summit creates a space where queer southern youth can challenge the narratives that sometimes erase their own lived experiences,” said Tanner Kerckhove, a UR student and event organizer. “This opportunity allows us to acknowledge and celebrate our individual differences."

Q-Summit will be held March 28 in Tyler Haynes Commons from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The summit, which is free and open to the public, has a special emphasis on LGBTQ youth between ages 17 and 25, many of who will be invited to speak and lead sessions. The event requires registration.

Q-Summit is held in partnership with the University of Richmond’s Office of Common Ground, VCU’s Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, UR’s Students Creating Opportunities, Pride and Equality (SCOPE), Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and ROSMY. 

For more information, visit the Common Ground website.

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