#Riseup Heads To Boston For HBGC LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference

HBGC’s Annual Youth Empowerment Conference is a FREE space for LGBTQ Youth of Color to connect with one another, share resources, and gain useful skills for navigating life and creating social change. It is currently the largest conference gathering of LGBTQ youth of color and their allies in New England!


This year is our 5th year of holding the conference and we are excited that it continues to grow in size and in diversity of topics and attendees.

  • At The Conference Expect To:

  • Be inspired by our keynote speakers

  • Select from over 30 workshops exploring LGBTQ issues and their intersections with race, gender, class, ability and religion

  • Gain useful tips and skills for advocating for LGBTQ equality and social justice while connecting with existing campaigns

  • Enjoy live entertainment from QTPOC performers & artists

  • Learn about LGBTQ and youth resources, including internship and employment opportunities, at our resource fair

  • Network with over 200 LGBTQ people of color from across the country

When Is The Youth Empowerment Conference?

The Conference Will Take Place Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Where Is The Conference?

This years conference will take place at Roxbury Community College in the Media Arts Center (Building #1) located at 1234 Columbus Ave, right across from the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Orange Line stop.

Who Attends The Conference?

The Youth Empowerment Conference is for anyone who feels like they belong there, anyone who identifies as an LGBTQ person of color, especially a youth, and/or an ally to the LGBTQ youth of color communities. The conference is also open to anyone looking to respectfully learn more about themselves and others.

Do I have to register online to attend?

We request that you register in advance Register Here; however, if you do not register online you can register when you arrive at the conference at the registration desk.

How do I find out what workshops will be offered?

The workshop schedule is now posted online and can be found here. You will also receive a program book and daily grid with a complete list of workshops and details when you attend the conference.

National Youth Pride Services,

Chicago, IL 60601

Phone. 773-YPS-8051