Appalachian Queer Youth Summit - 2023

August 9, 2023 (All day)
August 13, 2023 (All day)

The ACLU-WV is thrilled to announce that we will be continuing our Appalachian Queer Youth Summit in 2023!

This free camp will bring together young West Virginians either identify as LGBTQ+ or come from LGBTQ+ families from across the state, and give them the tools they need to organize and advocate for the issues they care about.  

Campers will learn how to talk to legislators, run effective meetings, tell powerful stories, and more, and will participate in a collective action to better the lives of LGBTQ+ people after the camp concludes. Perhaps most importantly, AQYS campers will get to be themselves for a week around people who understand them.

The 2023 Summit will take place in Morgantown (campers will be provided with additional details upon acceptance) from late morning on August 9th to the afternoon on August 13th. 

Follow AQYS on Facebook for updates, and stay tuned for our applications which will be opening soon.

Please contact Mollie Kennedy at with any additional questions.

*Note: We know that COVID is still a reality and may require us to adjust our planning.  At this time, we are hopeful that we can safely hold an in-person summit this summer.  We will be following guidelines from the state as well as the CDC and other public health experts, and will provide updates throughout the process.