Submit a Youth Workshop Proposal

Common Threads offers participants 4 sessions of workshops on the Saturday of the retreat weekend.  This year's workshop day will be Saturday January 19th, 2019.  

We are actively seeking innovative and original workshops to present to approximately 20-30 youth for each session.  This year Common Threads has designated 8 Priority Areas for workshop themes/content: 

  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Health/Sexual Health
  • Issues Particular to the Trans/Gender Non-conforming Community
  • Developing a Positive LGBTQ Identity
  • Body Image and Self-Care
  • Spirituality
  • Communication Skills/Maintaining Healthy Relationships
  • Mental Health and Fitness, Stress Reduction, and Coping Skills

Preference will be given to workshops that incorporate multiple priority areas and/or demonstrate the cultural competence of the presenter(s) in discussing gender and sexuality issues.

Workshop Submission Forms are due by October 31, 2018. Presenters of accepted workshops will be notified via email by November 10, 2018. If you have any questions, please email Jay Tyler at 

Click Here for the Youth Workshop Submission Form.