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Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth: A 2-Part Webinar Series for Parents, 4-H Leaders, and Youth-Serving Adults
This 2-part webinar series will cover important information for parents and adults who work with LGBTQ+ youth and strive to foster an inclusive environment. It is FREE and open to the public.

Part One: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Identities (June 21st, 6:00-7:00pm EST)

Have you ever seen the acronym LGBTQQ2SIAAP or some variation thereof and wondered what it means? In this 60-minute webinar, we will define basic LGBTQ+ terminology and provide important statistics about LGBTQ+ youth. This introductory session is intended for individuals who have limited or no experience with LGBTQ+ culture or identities. The session will conclude with an examination of the Gender Elephant, a model that helps frame different, but interconnected identities associated with attraction and gender identity. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own identities between sessions one and two. Session two will begin with an opportunity for discussion.

Part Two: How to Support LGBTQ+ Youth (June 28th, 6:00-7:30pm EST)

In this 90-minute webinar, we will dive deeper into to the roles parents, educators, volunteers, and other youth-serving adults play in supporting LGBTQ+ youth and how they can intentionally nurture an inclusive environment where youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities feel welcome, safe, and validated. We will discuss specific strategies for addressing common issues and concerns and share educational resources to help you on your journey. There will be plenty of time for discussion/Q&A with the facilitators.

If you have any questions about this program please contact Laura Stanton (stanton.60@osu.edu).

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning to participate in this event, please contact Laura Akgerman at akgerman.4@osu.edu or 614-292-0622. Requests made 10 business days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet every request.
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