LGBTQ+ Center

LGBTQ+ Center

The KYC LGBTQ+ Center is a safe space for youth and allies to express themselves, explore their identities, and find community with other LGBTQ+ youth (11-17) and young adults (18-24). We are the first and only drop-in center dedicated to serving the needs of LGBTQ+ youth in the Northwest suburbs. Our staff strives to provide affirming services and resources for anyone who comes to the center.

 

We offer weekly events, like queer game and movie night, access to our game and book library, soon to have free HIV testing and other helpful information that will connect LGBTQ+ youth with support services.

 

We also provide trainings to schools, businesses, and other organizations about building capacity to work with LGBTQ+ youth.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

 

In person Events: All in-person events require face coverings over the nose and mouth. We will also be checking temperatures at the door. Capacity is limited to 16 persons. Virtual event are held through Zoom.

 

 

Want to get connected? Follow us on social media or contact us through email:

Tik Tok, Instagram, Twitter:  @kyc_lgbtqcenter

Facebook: Search KYC Lgbtq+ Center or @kyc.lgbtqcenter

Email: lgbtqcenter@kennethyoung.org

Programming

Monday 5:30p-7:00p

Middle School Group (meets in person)

Tuesday 5:30p-8:00p

High School Dop-In Night (meets in person)

Thursday 3:30p-5:00p

High School Youth Advisory Council /YAC (meets virtually)

Thursday 6:30p-8:30p

Young Adult Night (meets in person)

For LGBTQ+ Resources Check

out our Resource Guide!

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LGBTQ+ training series

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth and Intersectionality

WATCH THE VIDEO SERIES FROM THE

2020 CONFERENCE

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More LGBTQ+ Center news and helpful articles

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