Youth Speakers Bureau


Side by Side’s Youth Speakers Bureau is made up of current and former youth ages 11-25 who have been trained to share their story on panels for schools, youth-serving organizations, parents’ groups, and faith communities. At Side by Side we believe that LGBTQ+ youth are the best resource to understand the unique needs of LGBTQ+ youth.

Interested youth and former youth should complete our application and submit to Ted Lewis ( by Sunday, January 28, 2018. Click here to download the application.

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Side by Side’s Youth Speakers Bureau is made possible thanks to the generous support of Diversity Richmond.



Request a Side by Side Youth Panel:

Side by Side youth panels are available to schools and youth-serving organizations in Central Virginia. There is no fee for a youth panel, but we welcome donations. All youth are LGBTQ+ identified, trained to serve on panels, and paid for their time. Please complete the following form if you are interested in bringing a panel to your community:

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Has your organization or school previously received training from Side by Side?