The free event at the Miner's Foundry in Nevada City was packed on Thursday night March 23rd, with standing room only. In what appeared to be a significant majority of adults in the 40 plus age range, there were comparatively few teens. The event was catered by The Sweet Spot with a variety of finger foods and drinks and featured information tables, including Community Beyond Violence, NC Citizens for Choice, Bright Futures for Youth (NEO/Friendship Club), Nevada County Pride and Color Me Human. The event, Strength in Pride , was advertised as an "opportunity for a panel of local students to educate the community of Nevada County, and beyond, about the struggles and experiences of LGBTQ+ youth". The stated goal of the student panel was to "uplift and encourage LGBTQ+ youth to share their voices and cultivate resilience by being proud of their identity". The evening was the culmination of Ghidotti High School student, Maddux Eckerling's, Senior Project.