Louisville Youth Group empowers youth with the tools to take ownership of their own lives. We create space for youth to heal and develop into the LGBTQIA+ leaders of tomorrow.
Louisville Youth Group is a safe space for LGBTQIA+ young adults that promotes personal and community growth through relationship building, leadership development, and social justice activism. We are a community of leaders, mentors, and volunteers who accept, affirm and uplift young people regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Our goal is to always grow, learn, and adapt as a way to encourage inclusivity and foster a wide reach of understanding for all.
Board Executive Committee
Minister, First Christian Church of Louisville
Psychological Practitioner, Private Practice
Director: Professional Training Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville
Retail Sales Manager, AT&T
Corporate Logistics-Releasing Specialist, Kroger
Hanna Roy Beaver
Operations Process Manager, Mercer
Member Experience, Anthem Inc.
Web Developer, ISCO
Miranda J. Hellman
Assistant Public Advocate, Department of Public Advocacy
Industrial Engineer, UPS
System Director of Research, Norton Healthcare
Initiative Coordinator, Community Foundation of Louisville/55K Degrees
Small Business Owner
Sales Manager, AT&T
Educator, Spencer County Middle School
Louisville Youth Group was established in 1990 by local community members who recognized the need to provide safe, and affirming space for Kentuckiana’s LGBTQIA+ youth. Since then, LYG has served thousands of young people from Kentuckiana and the surrounding area. Today, nearly 300 LGBTQIA+ and Allied young adults attend our weekly programming every year. In addition to our standard programming we annually we host a Pasta Dinner/Talent Show, Prom, Youth Leadership Retreat, New Year’s Eve Lock-in, and actively participate in Kentuckiana’s Pride Month celebrations and Pride visibility opportunities.