F.A.Q.


What is LGBTQA?

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LGBTQA stands for: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer and Asexual/Ally.


Is there an entrance fee?

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Models of Pride is a FREE conference event. There is no cost to attend but parking fees do apply.

Please note: For those driving to the conference there is a $12 parking fee (please see maps for designated parking locations). Also some exhibitor’s may sell merchandise but it is by no means obligatory to purchase their materials. All workshops and events are FREE. 


Who is invited to the Models of Pride Conference?

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The conference is intended to benefit LGBTQA youth (up to age 24). However, Models of Pride has something to offer everyone. Whether you are a college student, adult ally, or professional there is always something to learn at Models at Pride. We invite anyone who is interested in addressing the needs of the LGBTQA community to form part of the conference.


Can non-LGBTQ people attend?

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Absolutely! We welcome anyone interested in advancing LGBTQA causes. Allies (people who do not identify as LGBTQ but support the community) are essential in creating safe spaces for LGBTQ individuals and progressing our cultural climate. You are more than welcome to participate!


How many people are expected to attend?

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Every year Models of Pride gets bigger and better. Over two thousands of participants are expected to attend!


What kind of workshops are there?

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Workshop Topics Include: Relationships •History •Sexuality •Family issues •Political Activism •Gender Identity •Mental Health •Culture •Safer Sex •Self-Esteem •Recreation/Sports •Foster Care •Substance Use & Abuse •Literature • Spirituality •HIV/AIDS/STIs •Education •Religion •Disabilities Careers •Gay-Straight Alliances •Immigration •Arts •Hate Crimes/Harassment •Ethnic/Cultural Identity •Media/Communications •Legal Issues & Rights.


How many workshops will there be?

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There are over 100 workshops to choose from.


What if I can't attend the whole conference?

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Of course, we think you should clear your entire day for this life-changing event! However, if you need to leave early or arrive late because of a previous engagement, that is not a problem. Late Registration will close at 1:15pm so please arrive before 1:15pm if you want to participate in the conference. If you have to leave early, that is no problem.


Why is the conference called “Models of Pride”?

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The conference is called “Models of Pride” to celebrate the past, current, and future role models who take pride in their affiliation with the LGBTQA community.


Will there be celebrities or well-known people there as guest speakers?

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There will be guest speakers and performers. While we do announce some celebrities, we keep some surprises hidden till the day of the conference. In past years performances by Kathy Griffin, Todrick Hall, cast members from the hit show Glee, dancers from League of Extraordinary Dancers, the cast of The Fosters and an address from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Milk, Mr. Dustin Lance Black have been included as part of the conference’s events. This year once again we look forward to an exciting entertainment schedule.


What is the purpose of this conference?

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Through its array of workshops, Models of Pride is designed to inform, encourage, and inspire LGBTQA youth. The conference provides a safe and positive environment where attendees can network and learn about topics often times excluded from academic settings. Ultimately, we hope the conference assists participants in acquiring the information and skills necessary to become proactive agents of change in their communities.


How can I become involved to help?

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We welcome volunteers. We need over 100 volunteers to make this conference a success. Please fill out the application on our website.


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