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Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer are at disproportionate risk for multiple negative health outcomes including earlier onset of sexual behavior, increased number of sexual partners and decreased use of effective risk reduction strategies when compared to their heterosexual peers. Youth-serving professionals often struggle to understand the latest terminology, the nuances in LGBTQ youth culture and the most effective ways to be responsive and inclusive of the needs of sexual minority youth. This presentation will help health and education professionals understand the latest language, sexual health trends and effective strategies to better meet the needs of LGBTQ youth.
Nora Gelperin, M.Ed. Director of Sexuality Education and Training, Advocates for Youth
Nora is one of the co-authors of the Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Sexuality Education curriculum used in all 50 states and over 60 countries around the world. She is one of the national technical assistance providers on the Working to Institutionalize Sex Ed (WISE) initiative; has been a member of the Future of Sex Education (FoSE) initiative; and was part of the core team that developed the National Sexuality Education Standards: Core Content and Skills K-12 (2011) and National Teacher Preparation Standards for Sexuality Education, (Journal of School Health, 2014).