JACKSON HEIGHTS — One of the country's oldest nonprofits focused on LGBTQ youth programs is hosting an all-day event this weekend in Queens.
The Queens LGBTQ Youth Summit, presented by the Hetrick-Martin Institute, aims to connect youth — many who are at-risk — to city services and other programs, organizers said.
The program will be held Saturday, March 19 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Renaissance Charter School, 35-59 81st St.
"Growing up gay in Queens, I often felt alone and ashamed," Van Bramer said in a statement.
He applauded the Hetrick-Martin Youth Summit, saying he wished he had something similar when he was a teen.
The theme of the event is "Live Your Truth: Above the Rainbow," and includes representatives from the Department of Education, who recently hired its first LGBTQ liaison, the FDNY, Queens Community House, Queens Justice Center, and the Legal Aid Society.
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