Youth Track


7:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m.   Registration
7:30 a.m – 8:30 a.m.   Breakfast Social by GSA Network
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Opening Session
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Workshop Session One
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Resource Fair/College Fair/Job Fair
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   Workshop Session Two
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Workshop Session Three
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Dinner
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Entertainment Hour
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Dance


models of pride youth track


The Models of Pride conference includes three workshop sessions where you can choose between dozens of workshops in a wide range of content areas. Below is the list of this year’s workshops for the Youth Track.

  • Advice From the Rainbow Lights: An Exploration of Gender and Identity
  • All In or All Out: Owning Your Coming Out Story
  • Asexuality 102: Aces and Aros and Grays Oh My
  • Ask Anything: Queer Open Office Hours with NiK Kacy
  • Astrology through the POC and Black experience
  • Being LGBTQ in the U.S. Military: My Story
  • Big Fat Love: Taboo Bodies, Taboo Desires
  • Bisexual/Pansexual 101: Coming Out, Biphobia, and Living Well in 2019
  • Black Queer Media
  • Boys to Men: Examples of Healthy Masculinity
  • Building Your Community: Activism Through Storytelling
  • Call AAA: Ask An Asexual
  • Can I Get An Amen?!
  • Capital One Cafe Presents: Budgets Made Easy
  • Clap Back: How to Shut Down Religious Haters
  • "Coloring w/ Max and McKenna”: A YouTube Screening
  • Coming Out in a Family of Color
  • Constellation of You: A New Model for Understanding Gender & Sexuality
  • Creating Safe & Brave Spaces: A Dialogue with Youth Leaders
  • Disarming the Inner Bully
  • Don't Yuck My Yum!!
  • Drag isn't a Race! A Drag 101
  • Drag King 101
  • Dream Yourself Awake
  • Educational Justice for LGBTQ Youth
  • Embracing and Exploring the Bi+ Identity
  • Empowerment through Creating for today's LGBTQ+ Activists
  • For the People, By the People: Rethinking Identity
  • From Surviving to Thriving: Harnessing Your Brain’s Potential to Create Empowered Change
  • From the Yoga into the World
  • G-Spot: A Pleasure-Based Workshop (18+)
  • Get Home Safely: Queer Personal Safety and Self-Defense
  • Grindr: Smart & Safe with Mobile Dating
  • GSA 2.0: Expanding Opportunities for Growth
  • How To Be A Better Boo
  • How to Have a Kick Ass GSA
  • How to Transition: A Holistic Approach
  • I AM ME: Tips on How to be Authentically YOU!
  • I’m Bored! There’s Nothing To Do
  • Immigration Basics & Know Your Rights
  • Intersections of Oppression: Disability & Race
  • Intro To Meditation
  • Intro to Youth Organizing - Power to Create Change
  • Know Your Rights Intensive for LGBTQ and Gender Expansive Youth
  • Laughter is the Best Medicine: A Comedy Workshop
  • Let's Talk About JUULS
  • LGBTQ+ Youth and Human Trafficking; Everything You Need to Know
  • LIVE Taping of “Coming Out with Lauren & Nicole,” with Special Guest!
  • Makeover with Manny MUA
  • Meet Your Queer Gramps and Grannies!
  • Mentoring LGBTQ+ Youth: A Panel and Discussion On How Mentoring Can Support Your Dreams
  • Mindful Art: Meditation & Creation
  • Money Matters for the Young, Fabulous and Queer
  • Move Your Feet to the Latin Beats Lets Dance!
  • Out and Centered: An Interfaith Panel
  • OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project
  • Pony Sweat: Fiercely Non-Competitive, Radical Dance Aerobics
  • Power in Perversion: A Beginner's Guide to BDSM (18+)
  • PrEP: A New Era In HIV Prevention
  • Putting the “I” Back in Our Team: Intersex Solidarity
  • QT: Queer Teen Podcast
  • Queer Crafternoon: Zine History + Making!
  • Queer Expression: Discuss, explore and create
  • Queer History is Everywhere
  • Queer Songwriting 101
  • Queer Stories As Told By Our Elders
  • Queering Self-Care: Yoga for Non-Binary People and Allies
  • Queer, There, and Everywhere: A Book Club Meetup!
  • Raising Parents: What an LGBT kid needs to know
  • Raza Power: Out of the Closets, Out of the Shadows
  • Ready for Your Media Interviews? Tell Your Story with Purpose
  • Real Talk: Relationships - Healthy or Nah?
  • Redefining Masculinities: Exploring new ways to relate to Masculinities
  • Saving LGBTQ Lives: Teen Suicide Prevention
  • Slaying the Dragon: Conquering Social Anxiety and Depression Through Tabletop Gaming
  • Sound Bath Meditation
  • Stage Spotlight: Getting Started in Theatre
  • Storytelling: Your Story Matters
  • Substance Use Risk and Resilience for LGBTQA
  • Surfing the Rainbow: Connecting Youth and Elders
  • Survivor Art Workshop
  • Swiping Right Isn’t Always Right
  • The Get Down: Bring On the Hip Hop
  • The Kids Are All Bi+
  • The Law is on Your Side: Know Your Rights at School and Beyond
  • The Work our Elders Want Us to Do
  • Trans History: Resistance and Resilience
  • Turn Your Story Into a Short Film
  • TV & Film Pitching: Telling Your Story
  • Understanding Gender Fluidity from a Global Perspective
  • WATCH ME! - a Queer Performance Workshop
  • What's the Tea with HPV?
  • Work your Quirks through MOVEMENT
  • Yay for Va Jay Jay!
  • Your Vote is Your Voice


Below you can see the awesome talent featured at Models of Pride last year! Check back for updates.


Maxwell Poth

Maxwell Poth

Maxwell Poth is a photographer and LGBTQ+ activist based in Los Angeles, as well as the founder of Project Contrast, a non-profit organization created to help share stories and give a voice to LGBTQ+ youth across the country. Maxwell has worked with celebrities and influencers including Nicole Scherzinger, Tan France, Garrett Clayton, Tommy Dorfman, Debby Ryan, Billy Eichner, and many others. His work has been published by Out Magazine, The Advocate, Seventeen, Gay Times, i-D Magazine, and Gayletter.

Originally from Bountiful, Utah, Maxwell came out at 17 years old and was the only openly gay kid in his town. Growing up, he always wished he had someone to relate to, but with the lack of resources, he felt alone. Through his own personal journey, he garnered the inspiration to create Project Contrast with the mission of raising awareness and lowering the epidemic of suicides among LGBTQ+ youth active. The Project Contrast team aims to be active soldiers on the battlefield and create a platform for LGBTQ+ youth to become advocates for each other and in their own communities. With Project Contrast, Maxwell strives to make sure every LGBTQ+ young person never feels alone by spreading one simple message: You are loved.




VINCINT is a Los Angeles-based pop artist, trained dancer, and fashion connoisseur. He honed his talents as a graduate of Berklee College of Music. With his powerhouse voice with sultry tonality, VINCINT became widely known as a finalist on the debut season of the FOX’s The Four: Battle for Stardom. Recently selling out headlining shows at The Troubadour and The Peppermint Club, he is highly respected in the Los Angeles area. He has shared the stage with the likes of Annie Lennox to Betty Who and draws inspiration from Marvin Gaye to Beyoncé. VINCINT rolled out his sophomore single “Remember Me” this summer and will be releasing his new EP soon.



Gizzle is a Los Angeles-based artist, songwriter, and CEO of The GZL Company. With over a decade under her belt as a Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum songwriter, Gizzle has lent and continues to lend unique perspectives to many artists and producers such as Teddy Riley, Puff Daddy, Pharrell, Timbaland, Nicki Minaj, T.I., Meek Mill, Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign, YG, Iggy Azalea, Hit-Boy, Kid Ink, and many others.

After launching her solo career a couple years ago and founding her own entertainment and multimedia business, The GZL Company, their first single and official release "Get Loud For Me" has garnered nearly 5 million streams across all digital platforms and synched in multiple nationally branded TV and film campaigns.


Dance LA Entertainment

Dance LA Entertainment is a very talented group of dancers based in the Los Angeles area. This is home to some of the top dancers in the entertainment industry that have performed for the NFL, Los Angeles Chargers, LA Clippers, Nike, Adidas, Nissan, Justin Bieber, LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj, and many more.

Some dancers have made appearances on TV shows including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Black-ish, and truTV's dance reality show Fake Off. Dance LA Entertainment is also very involved in giving back to the community in the Greater Los Angeles area by teaching, motivating, and inspiring youth through the art of dance. They have worked with The Hip-Hop School of Arts in Pomona, The Lab Creative Arts Studio in West Covina, and after school programs such as STAR Education and After-School All-Stars.


DJ InfaRed

DJ InfaRed

Originally hailing from Brockton, Massachusetts by way of New York City and Orlando, Florida, DJ InfaRed developed a love for Hip Hop during his childhood and listened to the genius of Jam Master Jay, DJ Scratch, and Kid Capri, which became his driving force to learn to dee-jay. He worked his way up and was part of Orlando’s Power 95.3 family for over 10 years. InfaRed was selected out of thousands of DJs across the country to be on VH1’s Master of The Mix and was inducted into the world-famous DJ crew The Heavy Hitters. He was the official DJ for both the MLS’s Orlando City Soccer Club and the NWSL’s Orlando Pride.

InfaRed has played in several major markets including New York City, Boston, Miami, New Jersey, and Los Angeles. He has played at shows for Zedd, NAS, Nicky Ramero, Fabolous, 50 Cent, Ne-Yo, Jadakiss, Styles P, The LOX, Fat Joe, Allen Iverson, Pitbull, Trina, Ace Hood, DJ Khaled, Ray J, T.I., Biz Markie, DJ Enuff, DJ Camilo, De La Ghetto, Jazmine Sullivan, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Yung Berg, Baby Bash, NBA, NFL, celebrity weddings, and many more. InfaRed is currently the official DJ for the MLS’s Los Angeles Football Club and the host of The Code on Dash Radio.


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Saturday, October 19, 2019


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