The Trans Youth Summit (TYS) is a free daylong community conference organized by trans youth, for trans youth, sponsored by MTPC, BAGLY, and Greater Boston PFLAG. The TYS aims to build community, combat oppression, and provide education and resources to those who need them. This gathering of 200+ youth includes interactive workshops, identity-based groups, panels, lunch, and access to gender-affirming wear. The event is open to all trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive people 24 years old or younger. In addition to the youth segment, MTPC and GBPFLAG offer separate programming for parents, guardians, and caregivers in order to provide support, information, resources, and networking.
Since 2008, MTPC has partnered with BAGLY to provide this much-needed opportunity and space for trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive youth to build community, get connected to essential resources, and participate in workshops to explore identity and increase knowledge on important topics such as legal rights and trans-inclusive health.