LGBT 101 at June 10 PFLAG Meeting
6 – 7:30 pm, St. Stephen’s Church, SW 9th & Hurbert, Newport
Have you ever wondered about LGBT issues and didn’t know who to ask? Here’s your chance to learn from the experts, high school students who have been studying and teaching about issues affecting sexual minorities–lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
The June 10 PFLAG meeting will focus on LGBT 101, a lesson designed to help students and adults understand the four basic dimensions of human sexuality. GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance) students from Lincoln County schools will teach and discuss their experiences with gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual orientation. GSA students have presented this workshop to a variety of organizations in Lincoln County including Senior & Disability Services, Eddyville students and staff, and the OCCC Staff. Recently they presented LGBT 101 at a regional Adolescent Health Conference in Astoria.
PFLAG is a national organization established to support gays, their families and friends through its mission of Education, Support and Advocacy. Research shows that LGBT students who receive support from their families, schools and communities are able to survive the stress and challenges far better than students who don’t have that support.
PFLAG provides factual and helpful information and personal connections for families whose children or teens believe they may be among the minority in sexual orientation or gender identity. For more information, call Jeanne St.John at 541-265-7194.