Join us October 13th for our 12th Annual EDGY (Embracing the Diversity of GLBTQ+ Youth and families) Conference. EDGY is 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.
“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
All of us are inundated with gender messages from the time we are born yet we offer youth few opportunities to more deeply consider or understand this fundamentally important aspect of life. Basic gender literacy is essential for children & youth to understand their own gender, engage in healthy relationships, identify and place media and social messages in context, and have agency in determining aspects of their gender now and in the future. EDGY 2022 focuses on the different dimensions of gender and the impact it has on the LGBTQ+ youth we encounter in our work daily.
We will have 3 workshop sessions, an amazing panel, guest speakers, resource fair, raffles and so much more! The EDGY website has all the information on speakers, bios, schedule, and registration, so check it out! Maybe you want to promote your organization at our Resource Fair or become a sponsor- don’t miss your chance to be a part of the 2022 EDGY Conference.