Here at the LGBTQ+ Center at Kenneth Young, we offer youth programming, advocacy opportunities, professional trainings, and community events throughout the year.
Young adults can find opportunities for social gatherings, networking, job and career support by emailing the Center and getting involved with our North Suburban Community Network for queer professionals.
To learn more about programming, inquire about trainings, or rent our space contact us, please contact us at:
Young Adult Night
Young Adult Community Night invites all LGBTQ+ young adults ages 18-24 based in the Northwest suburbs. What can you expect when joining Community Night? Expect a group of welcoming queer people dedicated to building community and learning together. Each time we gather, there is a unique activity inspired by the needs and interests of our attending community members. Community Night is held biweekly on Friday evenings. For more information, please email email@example.com.
LGBTQ+ Center Programs
Rainbow Room Youth Advocates for Change (RR YAC)
By queers, for queers! By teens, for teens! The Rainbow Room Youth Advocates for Change is a year-round group dedicated to LGBTQ+ advocacy, leadership, and community organizing. The Rainbow Room YAC is open to LGBTQ+-identified and LGBTQ+-allied high school students in the Northwest suburbs. The Rainbow Room YAC meets twice monthly. We would love to welcome you! To be a part of the Rainbow Room YAC, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Community Night
Community Night centers LGBTQ+ teens in the Northwest suburbs. As a queer teen, you can expect your interests and opinions to be welcomed, as all of our Community Nights center the needs of our attending community members! Each session is an opportunity to learn, have fun, and build community with those around you in a safe space. Community Night is held biweekly on Thursday evenings. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Other LGBTQ+ Services
North Suburban Pride Network
Are you an adult who lives or works in the northwest suburbs? The NSPN gathers quarterly to share needs and share solutions to support LGBTQ+ youth. This group collaborates with the RR YAC to ensure all efforts are youth-led.
Registration required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
FY 24 Meeting Dates: ** All meetings are Hybrid, from 3pm-4pm
August 22, 2023
November 04, 2023
February 20, 2024
April 25, 2024
The Q-Closet Principals:
The Q Closet aims to provide a shopping experience that is accessible, affirming, and accommodating for all LGBTQ+ people.
All items in the Q Closet are free of charge to LGBTQ+ visitors.
The closet is organized by queer folks with queer folks in mind.
The Q Closet shopping experience is limited to two visitors at a time to accommodate space and privacy needs.
Q Center staff will rearrange the shopping experience for any visitor who requires accessibility accommodations.
A private space to change/try on clothing will always be available.
All donations are vetted by LGBTQ+ Q Center staff.