Penny Lane's EDGY Conference is May 10th!

April 29, 2023

Penny Lane's EDGY Conference is May 10th!!

EDGY 2023: More Than Sexuality or Gender

Penny Lane Centers proudly presents EDGY (Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ+ Youth and families), a one day conference to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices as well as gather resources from leading experts and organizations to create a more supportive environment for LGBTQ+ youth and families.

Oftentimes when working with LGBTQ+ individuals the focus is on their sexuality and/or gender identity. However, many of the issues and challenges for LGBTQ+ persons are common to many other youth and young persons. This year we want to look at the whole person and how we can support them to overcome challenges that – although not specific to the LGBTQ+ community – are prevalent within their lives. This would include issues like eating disorders, self-cutting/self-harm and even bullying. It is also more common in the politics and media today to hear negative things specifically targeting LGBTQ+ individuals forcing many to feel even more insecure and apprehensive about their future. How do we help our young people cope and thrive? The focus of EDGY this year will be working together to help nurture confidence in who they are – which is so much more than who they choose to love or what their gender identity may be.

Are you or your team interested in attending Penny Lane Center's 13th Annual EDGY Conference? Tickets are now on sale until May 8th!! Space is limited, don't miss your chance to join our community and attend EDGY 2023!

"Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts." -Barbara Gittings





-Cameron Glasgow, Penny Lane Centers