For the past 8 years, UAY has hosted an annual PrideCon celebration for LGBTQ+ youth. PrideCon is a day-long event for over 100 young people from all over Eastern Iowa who identify as LGBTQ+. It is a life-altering event where we create community, learn about identity, share our talents, and provide opportunities for young people to CREATE, GROW & SUCCEED.
Support LGBTQ+ Youth
"We will outwardly, loudly, and unapologetically celebrate and experience queer joy and continue to demand we have the rights and freedoms to exist and thrive."
-Talia Meidlinger, UAY Executive Director
We invite the community to join UAY in our commitment to offering free gender affirming spaces and supportive programming for LGBTQ+ youth. With your help, UAY will continue to offer weekly Pride Clubs at the Swaim Youth Center and in local schools, a statewide virtual GSA, and PrideCon, an annual summit for LGBTQ+ youth . Thank you for celebrating young people with UAY and reminding them that they are not alone!