Queer Academy

Queer Academy is a seven-week summer program designed for queer youth leaders in the Greater Hartford area. This program will provide a range of activities designed to empower attendees as community leaders and social justice activists.

During the program, youth will meet various community organizers, research specific areas of interest, engage in numerous activities, and create multiple presentations. Participants will explore the intersections of their identities, histories, and social movements through these experiences. Each week focuses on a different theme and ends with a related field trip, which can be to somewhere as close as Hartford or as far away as New York City!


The program starts on Wednesday, July 5th. Programming runs from 10 AM to 4 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Many Fridays are field trip days and times will vary depending on location. Transportation (via van or public transportation) is provided from the program space to the field trip location and back on Fridays. It is not provided to or from a camper’s home.

We are excited to announce that Queer Academy 2017 will include TEN campers! You can support them by attending our Presentation of Learning on Friday, August 18th and our Draguation Ceremony on Sunday, August 20th! Stay tuned for details!

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