Annual HiTOPS Trans Youth Forum will go virtual on June 6

PHOTO COURTESY OF HiTOPS

The sixth annual HiTOPs Trans Youth Forum returns virtually for trans and nonbinary youth on June 6.

According to HiTOPs, the forum created by trans and nonbinary youth is free to youth seeking to participate in the event.

The virtual event begins at 11 a.m., includes a break from 1:45-2:30 p.m. and finishes at 4:45 p.m. with a closing celebration and raffle.

This is the first time in the forum is being conducted virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

HiTOPS is a Princeton non-profit organization that fosters young people of all identities by providing inclusive and youth-informed sex education and LGBTQ+ support for young people throughout New Jersey, according to the organization website.

The forum’s theme, “100 Year Rewind,” celebrates progress in the trans community and comes to life throughout the day during each of the four guest appearances being featured on the day.

Schuyler Bailar (he/him/his), first Division 1 team trans athlete, will speak first at 11:30 a.m.

Bailar will be followed by Eli Erlick (she/her/hers), the co-founder of national organization Trans Student Educational Resources, at 12:45 p.m.

Immediately at 2:30 p.m., gender nonconforming writer and performance artist ALOK (they/them/theirs) goes on.

Divinity Banks, known as “The Dancing Diva of New Jersey,” with high kicks, flips, splits, and all-around high energy, rounds out the guest appearances during the forum.

According to HiTOPs, all registrants receive a secure link to the event following registration.

For more information and to register, visit www.njtyf.org.