Val Weisler

Born and raised in New York, sixteen-year-old Val found her pride through Judaism - specifically her youth group, United Synagogue Youth. Along with being Ellen DeGeneres's #1 fan, Val is also the founder and CEO of The Validation Project, an international organization uniting teens across the globe to embrace who they are and make their positive mark on the world. Val was recently awarded as a Youth Leader for GLSEN and has been featured in Mashable, Seventeen Magazine and Jewish Week.

Articles by Val Weisler

We Are The Light: What Parshat Tetzavah Teaches Us About Coming Out

Last weekend a group of 60+ LGBTQ and ally teens joined together for the 4th annual Keshet/Hazon LGBTQ & Ally ...

I’m Proud because Being Different is Not Just OK – It’s Incredible

At the young age of 5, I started what would be a decade of denial. I should’ve known I was ...