Central Coast Youth Pride

YAAS (Young Authentic & Social)

We are stepping up our game in response to the 12-17 year old feedback, requests & family inquiries across Coastal Twist Festival 2019, PFLAG (Our Peer to Peer Parent run group) and our socials.

We are currently inviting expressions of interest from humans passionate about systematic advocacy and facilitating change for a Central Coast in which young LGBTIQA+ people are fully included, accepted and celebrated by their wider community – You will have the backing of over 50 volunteers and multiple orgs across the Coast and Indeed the country.

Young Authentic & Social

  • YAAS Northside
  • YAAS Southside


To ensure that young LGBTIQA+ people don’t face barriers in accessing services including mental & general health care, education and employment opportunities.
– To create “resources”
– To promote the voices and stories of young people – Connecting and bringing together communities by facilitating events/programs.
– Lobbying government + officials to create a safe space for the youth LGBTIQA+ community.
– To create educational resources + up-skilling to educate and improve lives of the youth on the Coast.

Specifically at this time we are seeking :


  • YAAS Northside Volunteers from Lake Macquarie to Bateau Bay
  • YAAS Southhside Volunteers from Bateau Bay to Patonga


  • 18 -25 Young leaders or those interested in being active with events, setting/up/promo
  • Parents & Carers of LGBTIQ kids


  • LGBTIQ Youth Facilitators
  • Youth Disability Advocacy (Inter-sectional support)
  • Youth Homelessness experience (Inter-sectional support)