You Are Welcome Here (YAWH) is a conference centered on being interfaith and LGBTQIA+ inclusive and affirming. 


This conference, open to devout and skeptic alike, seeks to be a space where those who have been historically un-welcomed – and namely, excommunicated from faith communities, family systems, and places in society  – are able to be welcomed fully for who they are. The ultimate goal of this conference is for You Are Welcome Here to become an organization that aids in providing support, advocacy, and resources for LGBTQIA+ folks. We want to do this through advocating for and creating more inclusive and affirming faith spaces – across all faiths – for LGBTQIA+ folks; helping to make visible and support mental health organizations that are affordable, accessible and LGBTQIA+ informed; and advocate and serve as a resource for LGBTQIA+ immigrants, international students, and refugees through joining with immigration attorneys and organizations that are already doing that work.


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