Young Professionals Council

The Center’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) is a community of LGBTQ+ leaders and allies ages 21-40ish that offers opportunities for connection, career development, friendship, and power-building. YPC helps to advance The Center’s twin goals of promoting LGBTQ+ health/wellness and human rights, and fosters a culture of diversity, leadership, advocacy, and camaraderie among its participants.

The YPC Academy was created in 2012 to develop and empower the next generation of young LGBTQ+ people and their allies. The Academy expands the ranks of young people in the LGBTQ+ justice movement by enhancing their skillset, broadening their network, and fostering transformative connections with other community leaders. During the six-session academy, participants hear from elected officials, social justice and community leaders, and other local experts who help them expand their fundraising, communications, and movement-building capabilities. Approximately 20 participants are selected each year to participate in the program.

The 2024 YPC Academy applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified of their decision in late February. If you have any questions, please email David (they/them) at


2024 ypc academy class

past ypc academy classes


David Vance
Senior Manager of Advocacy & Civic Engagement
They, Them, Theirs
619.692.2077 x113

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