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Thursday, September 9 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
LGBTQIA +Youth 101: Fostering Safe and Inclusive Spaces For LGBTQIA+ Youth

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A workshop dedicated to fostering safer and inclusive environments for LBTQIA+ youth. The purpose of this crash course is to help staff and educators gain tools, skills, and knowledge around LGBTQIA+ youth which in turn better serves their LGBTQIA+ students unique needs and fosters safer spaces. Objectives for the presentation include: (1) understanding the important terminology in the LGBTQIA+ community and the most frequent terms used by youth, (2) gaining knowledge around LGBTQIA+ history and where we are in today in regards to LGBITQA+ youth rights, recognizing the importance of pronouns and chosen name usage, Utilizing the power of storytelling to foster safe and inclusive interactions with LGBTQIA+ youth, and implement other tools and skills to create and foster safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth.

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Jacob Toups

Founder & ED, Rainbow Labs
Jacob Toups has over 13 years in the nonprofit industry. In his early career he worked with the State Department and International Development firms on their Middle East projects centered around governance/democracy. In 2011, he left Washington D.C. to start a new iteration of his... Read More →
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Luis Vasquez

Co-Founder, Rainbow Labs
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Jake Rostovky

Program Design Team Member, Rainbow Labs
Jake Rostovsky, MA, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist and works with the LGBTQIA+ community, primarily trans individuals. Jake came out as trans at 13. Since then he has dedicated a large portion of his life to fighting and advocating for the community, and helping to create safer... Read More →

Thursday September 9, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT