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 Inc. creates a safe space for LGBTQIA+ Youth and Allies that promotes personal and community growth through relationship building, leadership development and social justice activism. LYG is dedicated to providing youth with skills and experiences designed to help them thrive as community leaders now, and tomorrow. We strive to be an open and affirming community that fully reflects all of our LGBTQIA+ communities.
Board Executive Committee
Initiative Coordinator, Community Foundation of Louisville/55K Degrees
Web Developer, ISCO
Educator, Spencer County Middle School
System Director of Research, Norton Healthcare
Hannah Roy Beaver
Operations Process Manager, Mercer
Miranda J. Hellman
Assistant Public Advocate, Department of Public Advocacy
Industrial Engineer, UPS
Licensed Psychologist, Meridian Behavioral Health
Sales Manager, AT&T
Psychological Practitioner, Private Practice
Frank H. Caldwell Professor of Homiletics, Director Money Matters for Ministry
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Medicaid Process Analyst, Humana Insurance
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.