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SDSU hosts conference for LGBT youth and parents

SAN DIEGO -- On Saturday, the second annual Youth Empowerment Synergy Conference was held on campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their parents.

The purpose of Y.E.S. is “to empower LGBT youth and give them the confidence to know that they are not alone,” Y.E.S. CEO, co-founder and community outreach coordinator for Mental Health Of America San Diego County Hector Martinez said.

The event included a welcoming ceremony hosted by media personality for “Out of the Closet” online radio show, on-air reporter for Equality News Network and radio show host of “Heart to Heart” Kristy Salazar along with San Diego State communication sophomore Hakeem “Jojo” Peyton-Ortiz.

Read the full story on The Daily Aztec HERE.