Hickory – OUTright Youth’s Board of Directors invites you the 8th Annual Signature Event on Saturday, February 3, at Cafe Rule & Wine Bar. The Event begins at 6pm and the cost is $100 per plate. Attire is Evening Casual.

OUTright Youth is the ONLY PLACE in the Catawba Valley that provides a unique, youth-centered, safe environment for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning) youth ages 12-23, and their allies, to come together, receive unconditional support, and make friends who understand who they are as they struggle with sexual orientation, gender identity and other issues.

OUTright Youth’s goal is to reduce the isolation felt by LGBTQ youth by providing a sense of community and developing programs and services to counteract the prejudice and oppression that LGBTQ youth often face.

OUTright Youth strongly believes that it is essential to create a safe space for young people who are, who believe that they might be, or who have friends or family members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. We offer educational programs, social activities, peer support groups and community outreach and FUN!

Cafe Rule is located at 242 11th Ave. NE, Hickory.

To purchase tickets, go to www.outrightyouthcv.com or call 828-320-1937. The website contains more information on regularly scheduled and intermittent meet-ups for LGBT youth and adults.