Lt. governor convenes conference on LGBT youth

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Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton joins co-hosts GSA for Safe Schools and Diverse & Resilient in convening an inaugural statewide conference on LGBT youth March 5 at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.

Titled “Engaged and Empowered: the Lieutenant Governor’s Conference on LGBT Youth,” the conference will equip participants with tools and training to ensure that LGBT youth in Wisconsin thrive in their schools and communities. Workshop topics address bullying in schools, resolving health disparities, building safe and inclusive classrooms, integrating LGBT issues into the curriculum and counseling and advocacy.

K-12 teachers, counselors, administrators, social workers, parents, middle and high school students, health care professionals, law enforcement personnel and other youth service providers in schools and communities are encouraged to find more information and pre-register at GSA for Safe Schools’ Web site, www.gsaforsafeschools.org.

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