|7:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m.||Registration|
|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.||Entertainment Hour|
|6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||Dinner|
|7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.||Dance|
The Models of Pride conference includes three workshop sessions where you can choose between dozens of workshops in a wide range of content areas. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the workshops that are in store for you this year! View the full list of workshops in the Youth Track, including workshop descriptions & facilitator names.
- 50 Shades of Gay: A Beginner's Guide to BDSM (18+)
- Act Out: Gender, Power, and Consent
- Activating Our Voices: Experiences of Youth Leaders Creating Safe Spaces
- Aging With Pride: An LGBTQ Senior Panel
- All In, All Out, or Somewhere In Between
- American Airlines: First Class Pass Around the World
- An Open Dialogue with the LAPD LGBTQ Outreach Program
- Art Studio Space by BLICK
- Asexuality 102: Aces and Aros and Gray-A, Oh My
- Be in the Know! LGBTQ Student Rights in CA
- Becoming an Active-Ally to the Trans & GNC Communities
- Belly Dance & Gender Fluid Expression: A Performance by ZAZA
- Big Fat Love: Taboo Bodies, Taboo Desires
- BOY ROBOT: A Reading + Q&A w/ Author Simon Curtis
- Brave Space: Team Building Activities for Queer Leaders
- Bringing Grief Out of the Closet
- Building Your Community: Activism Through Storytelling
- Can I Get an Amen!
- Clap Back: How to Shut Down Religious Haters
- "Coloring w/ Max and McKenna": A YouTube Screening
- COMCAST NBCUniversal Presents: Millennial Career Success 101
- COMCAST NBCUniversal Presents: So You Want to Work in Media?
- Coming Out in a Family of Color
- Decoding the LGBTQ Alphabet Soup
- Demystifying the Alphabet Soup: Embracing Sexual Fluidity
- Discover LGBTQ History
- DIY BE-You-TY Products
- Dream Yourself Awake: Learn to Interpret Your Dreams
- Educational Justice for LGBTQ Youth
- Embracing and Exploring the Bi+ Identity
- Exploring Your Natural High: What Do Substances Have to Do with Me?
- Facing Fears: How to Finally Overcome What’s Holding You Back
- FEMME Film Screening & Discussion
- From Pads to Protests: A Drag 101
- G-Spot: A Pleasure-Based Workshop (18+)
- Gilead Presents: A Guide To Being Healthysexual
- GLSEN LA: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces, Online and Off
- God's Plan: An Interfaith Panel
- GSA 2.0: Expanding Opportunities for Growth
- Heal Your Heart: Coming Back from Past Trauma as a New, Stronger You
- How to Have a Kick Ass GSA
- IN•clued: Queer Sex Ed Study
- Intro to Meditation
- Latinx, LGBTQ & So Much More
- Let's Talk About PrEP
- Let's Talk About Sex
- Loving Healthy When Nobody Taught Us
- Loving Yourself: Queer Self Care
- Lyrical Healing
- Make It Happen: Manifesting the Life You Want
- Mattel Presents: Living & Loving Life - Harnessing Your Authentic Voice Into A Successful Future
- Money Matters for the Young, Fabulous, and Queer
- Navigating Campus Spaces as LGBT+ People of Color
- NB 102: This Time It's Personal
- Our Fat Bodies, Our Fat Selves
- Out & Proud: API LGBTQ Leaders Sharing Their Stories
- OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project
- Queer Archives: The Original Tumblr
- Queer Self-Defense: Get Home Safe
- Quiet Room
- Rainbow Yoga Warriors
- Raza Power by Somos Familia Valle
- Ready for Your Media Interviews? Tell Your Story with Purpose
- Roots of Resistance: History of Social Movements for Trans & Queer People of Color
- Saving LGBTQ Lives: Teen Suicide Prevention
- Say Yes to You: Improv & the Art of Radical Self-Love
- So You Think You're Smarter Than a CISgrader?
- Sound Healing Meditation
- Speak OUT! A Poetry Workshop
- Spoonie Collective Dialogue: Where Disability Justice and Queer Identities Intersect
- The CIA Spies: Fact or Fiction?
- The Young Person's Guide to Raising Parents
- Trans History: Resistance and Resilience
- Trans Youth Speak
- US Bank Presents: Secrets of the Wealthy
- We’ve Always Been Here: History’s Transgender Trailblazers
- What Did It Feel Like? Answering Your Questions About Transitioning
- What's Your Sign? Shaping Narratives Through Astrology
- Writing Queer Lit for Teens and Young Adults
- Yay for Va-Jay Jays
- You Can Dance If You Wanna
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.
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.