Youth Track


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! To view the full list of workshops in the Youth Track, including workshop descriptions & facilitator names, click here.

  • "Coloring w/ Max and McKenna": A YouTube Screening
  • Act Out: Gender, Power, and Consent
  • All In, All Out, or Somewhere In Between
  • An Open Dialogue with the LAPD LGBTQ Outreach Program
  • Art Studio Space
  • 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
  • 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
  • Exploring Your Natural High: What Do Substances Have to Do with Me?
  • God's Plan: An Interfaith Panel
  • GSA 2.0: Expanding Opportunities for Growth
  • G-Spot: A Pleasure-Based Workshop
  • 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 Sex
  • Loving Healthy When Nobody Taught Us
  • Loving Yourself: Queer Self Care
  • Lyrical Healing
  • Make It Happen: Manifesting the Life You Want
  • 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 Mythology & Goddess Culture
  • Queer Self-Defense: Get Home Safe
  • 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
  • Sharing Our Stories: LGBTQ Senior Panel
  • So You Think You're Smarter Than a CISgrader?
  • 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
  • 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
  • Yay for Va-Jay Jay's
  • You Can Dance If You Wanna


This is where we will post the lineup information for Models of Pride 26 as we approach the conference date.  Below you can take a look and the lineup from Models of Pride 25!

Mark Miller Ethan Hethcote

Hosts Mark Miller and Ethan Hethcote

Mark Miller and Ethan Hethcote are filmmakers, storytellers, and proud dads to their 3-year-old yellow labrador, Olive.

The Lab

The Lab Dance Crew

The Lab Creative Arts Studio in West Covina is home to hundreds of kids who are guided through the most formative years of their lives through their training in dance.

Troi Irons

Performer Troi Irons

Troi Irons is a singer-songwriter making her mark on the Alt-Rock scene. 2017 saw the release of her debut single "Today" on Def Jam.

Ryan Cassata

Performer Ryan Cassata

Ryan Cassata is an award-winning singer-songwriter, actor, performer, writer, and LGBTQ activist based in Los Angeles.

Jazmyn Simone

Jazmyn Simone

Jazmyn Simone is Southern California’s premier dancing queen. She was crowned the winner of the 2015 Queen of the Desert competition presented by Desert AIDS Project.

Von Kiss

DJ Von Kiss

Von Kiss is an International DJ that can move the masses. Her astounding song selection, impeccable timing, and ability to read diverse crowds has surely fueled her success in the DJ World.


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Saturday, October 20
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