Two-Spirited youth and allies attend annual LGBTQ+ festival
This winter, Takoda Prep students attended Q-Quest, MN School OUTreach Coalition’s 14 Annual Youth Festival. This youth-focused conference has become a popular choice for our self-identified Two-Spirited youth or allies. The event unites approximately 400 youth from the Metro and Greater MN area. This year’s workshops focused on topics that included self-love, healthy relationships, youth voice, gay-straight alliances, and many others. The resource fair was also a hit with students finding information to keep them safe, healthy, educated, and connected to LGBTQ+ specific (or friendly) services.
As always, the entertainment was phenomenal and allowed us the opportunity to physically express our “fierce” selves. The day closed with the ever popular “Open Mic” segment, where even the shyest student finds the courage to display their talent in the form of poetry, song, dance, comedy, or skit. Overall, the event has been inspirational and we look forward to attending future events.
Jessica Rousseau, Plus Case Coordinator