Trans Youth Leadership Summit (TYLS) is a collaborative fellowship-style program providing young transgender people the opportunity to work toward liberation through collective organizing for solidarity, advocacy, and empowerment. TYLS fosters the skills of dozens of emerging trans leaders and puts them at the forefront of critical issues transgender people face. We are bringing together revolutionary young trans leaders to heal from transphobic violence, build communities, learn how to enact restorative justice, and create direct action. TYLS looks toward root causes rather than simply covering up the effects of anti-transgender violence.
Applications to attend the July 22-25 Summit in Los Angeles, CA are now open!
1. You are trans, two spirit, Hijra, genderqueer, intersex, or nonbinary (please contact us if you feel your identity should be included on this list)
2. You are located in the United States
3. You are available to go to our Summit on July 22nd-25th
4. You are a youth (under the age of 26)
TYLS hopes to be as transparent as possible in the signup process. TYLS is able to cover all expenses incurred during the summit for our participants (travel, food, etc), so please consider applying even if you are not able to pay for them yourself. You can learn more about selection and sign up using Google Forms here.
To make TYLS as accessible as possible, they also have an essay-optional video application. If you cannot apply but know someone who can, you can also nominate them!