An annual conference in Jackson Heights was held to give LGBTQ youth a chance to learn more about the resources available to them in Queens. 

The Hetrick-Martin Institute held their second annual LGBTQ Youth Summit on Saturday.

The non-profit provides free year-round programs and services for LGTBQ youth and allies ages 13-24 at their locations in New York City, and Newark, NJ.

At Saturday's event, students got a chance to learn about the services available to them in Queens.

"We need services for LGBTQ youth all through New York City and this is what, is kind of like building a bridge between the community and the LGBTQ youth,"  said participant Sophie Cadel.

Organizers said it's important for local members of the LGBTQ community to know that they are loved in every corner of the City.

"We know New York City, while we love Manhattan, consists of five boroughs. So it's finding young people who so often in our LGBT community feel isolated and being where they live," said Thomas Krever, the CEO at the the Hetrick-Martin Institute.

To learn more about the Institute and what they do visit