Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools: Understanding the school experiences of LGBTQ+ students (Part 1)

12:00pm - March 11, 2021 thru 1:30pm - March 11, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Collaborating TTC: Southeast MHTTC
Registration Deadline: March 11, 2021
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This webinar will provide an overview of the school experiences of LGBTQ+ secondary school students. GLSEN’s Director of Education and Youth Programs, Sophia Arredondo, will provide basic terminology on LGBTQ+ youth, such as the differences between gender identity and sexual orientation. GLSEN Research Institute Senior Research Associate, Nhan Truong, will provide an overview of research on LGBTQ+ students’ school experiences nationally and in the Southeast, including hostile school climate indicators and LGBTQ+ related supportive school resources. LGBTQ+ youth from GLSEN’s National School Council will speak about their school experiences and the challenges they face. Sophia will discuss how LGBTQ+ youth experiences help inform the work of GLSEN’s Education Youth Programs.