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Pride Works for LGBT Youth

November 10, 2005

The 7th annual Healing the Hurt conference, conveying a new positive message that “Pride Works for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Youth,” will take place Monday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

The conference, which is expected to draw up to 600 participants, is for educators, community leaders, youth workers, parents and students who want to learn about making their communities and schools safe and welcoming for LGBT youth.

The program will feature an inspiring keynote presentation by Kevin Jennings, the founder and executive director of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. In addition, more than 25 educational workshops will be presented on topics including:

  • Latino families dealing with LGBT issues
  • Gender issues for elementary age children
  • Mobilizing straight support for gay rights
  • What it is like to be a gay person of color

For information call (914) 962-7888 or email glsenhv@aol.com. The conference schedule and complete list of workshops can be viewed at www.glsenhudsonvalley.org. On-site registration is $95 for adults, $40 for high school students and $65 for college students.

Healing The Hurt is presented by the Westchester County Executive’s Office, Center Lane of Westchester Jewish Community Services, the Hudson Valley chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Westchester chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).



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