Welcoming Frederick is a one-day conference dedicated to providing professionals with the tools necessary to build affirming communities and schools for LGBTQ youth and adults. They have assembled a dynamic panel of facilitators from across Maryland. Experts from FreeState Legal, GLSEN Baltimore, Chase Brexton, and other organizations will be sharing their knowledge with our community.

Workshops will include a LGBTQ youth panel; a session on “What LGBTQ really means,” including the difference between gender identity and assigned sex, and what allyship looks like in practice; building safe schools; responding to LGBTQ youth in crisis; understanding the legal right of transgender and gender non-conforming Marylanders; and building an affirming medical practice for LGBTQ patients.

This conference will be held at the Frederick County Community College Conference Center on April 2nd, 2016 starting at 7:30 a.m.

Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunc,h and snacks. Continuing education credits are available for social workers, and are being pursued for medical professionals and educators.

Those interested can register here: Evenbrite.com/e/Frederick-as-a-welcoming-community-conference-tickets-21417823286