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The 2015 Youth Pride Guide

Youth Pride

Saturday, May 2, 2015 (rain date May 9)
Noon to 5 p.m.
Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

Youth Pride 2014 - Photo by Ward Morrison
Youth Pride 2014 – Photo by Ward Morrison


Letter From the Youth Pride Day Chair


Youth Pride Alliance

On behalf of the Youth Pride Alliance, I’d like to welcome you to the 19th Annual Youth Pride Day. It’s hard to believe Youth Pride Day is 19 years old. For nearly two decades, Youth Pride Day has been an event where GLBTQ youth and their allies can learn about their community, as well as be a place to enjoy the day and just be themselves.

I would like to extend a special thank you to all our sponsors, advertisers, exhibitors, and volunteers for 2015. Without their support and participation, Youth Pride Day couldn’t happen.

We’d love to see you get more involved in Youth Pride Day and the Youth Pride Alliance, as we’re always looking for new ideas and help. As you celebrate this year, remember that there are others too frightened or closeted to join us. It has been the Youth Pride Alliance’s goal to ensure that every youth regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity has the right to live, to love, and to be loved.   

Happy Pride,

Paul Marengo

Chair, Youth Pride Day 2015

Youth Pride 2014 - Photo by Ward Morrison
Youth Pride 2014 – Photo by Ward Morrison


Mission Statement

Youth Pride Alliance is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally youth empowerment to encourage positive self-development and expression, as well as leadership, while bridging diverse communities and individuals to address issues of visibility, equality, and social justice. We are dedicated to celebrating the dignity and courage of all young people.

For more information on Youth Pride Day and the Youth Pride Alliance and how to get involved, visit

Youth Pride 2014 - Photo by Ward Morrison
Youth Pride 2014 – Photo by Ward Morrison


Youth Pride Alliance Board of Directors

  • Nikisha Carpenter, President
  • Ace Portis, Vice President
  • Sarah Blazucki, Secretary
  • Angela Ferrell-Zabala, Treasurer
  • Franklin Johnson
  • Jose Ramirez
  • Sheldon Scott
  • Tyler Webb



  • Whitman Walker Health
  • OSSE


  • Department of Health
  • HRC
  • Capital Pride


  • Legacy for Health
  • DC Human Rights Office


  • Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C.
  • La Clinica del Pueblo
  • Stonewall Kickball
  • Team DC
  • Denim
  • Task Force
  • The Center
  • Hot Pursuite
Youth Pride 2014 - Photo by Ward Morrison
Youth Pride 2014 – Photo by Ward Morrison



  • Youth Speakers from SMYAL and OSSE
  • Trans Youth Speaker from Casa Ruby
  • The DC Center @ Gay Day at the Zoo
  • Washington Blade @ 20 Under 20
  • Speaker from Metro TeenAIDS / Whitman Walker Health
  • Brent Minor, Team DC on Youth Athletic Scholarships


  • The CooLots
  • Promising Future
  • DC Youth Slam Team
  • Emoderate
    Youth Center Dance Group
  • Trans Empoderáte Cheerleaders
  • Miss Reina de Reinas 2015


  • Breaking the Cycle
  • Capital Tennis Association
  • DC Public Library
  • Lambda Legal
  • MCC
  • More Light Presbyterian
  • Peace Corps
  • Rainbow Youth Alliance
  • The Trevor Project
  • Wanda Alston House
  • DC Transmasculine
  • American University
  • Latino GLBT History Project
  • Split Rock
Youth Pride 2014 - Photo by Ward Morrison
Youth Pride 2014 – Photo by Ward Morrison

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