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Best Advocate for Queer Youth

Kathryn Gonzales

Some people are damn good at their jobs. As the operations and programs director of Out Youth, a nonprofit that supports more than 15,000 LGBTQ youth across Central Texas, Kathryn Gonzales has surpassed good and become a champion for queer kids. Whether it’s helping these youth learn to embrace and love who they are or testifying against bathroom bills at the state legislature, Gonzales’ fight for what’s right is tireless, but does not go without notice. She’s a resource for every local media site, and her hands have touched numerous other programs and partnerships in town to ensure our baby queers – and our adults – are seen, heard, and supported.

Out Youth
909 E. 49th½, 512/419-1233

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