Pride Speaks: Supporting K - 12 Queer Youth

Pride Speaks: Supporting K - 12 Queer Youth

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1428 Post Alley

1428 Post Alley

Seattle, WA 98101

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An in-depth conversation around how to create environments, specifically in K-12 education, where LGBTQ+ students can thrive

About this event

Pride Speaks is a recurring speaking series focused on various topics which impact our LGBTQIA+ community. Each session, Seattle Out & Proud Foundation invites experts and community members with lived experience to share their knowledge, reframe issues, and inspire action. After the panel discussion or talk, there's time for audience Q&A.

GLSEN reports that while each unique subset within the LGBTQIA+ community has different experiences, 86% of LGBTQIA+ students were harassed or assaulted at school. 84% of trans students felt unsafe at school because of their gender. 2 in 5 LGBTQIA+ students of color experience BOTH anti-LGBTQ and racist harassment at school. These experiences lead to more missed school, lower GPAs, and lower self-esteem (to read more click here)

Our host Lisa Love, from Seattle Public Schools, will guide our panelists through an in-depth conversation around the current landscape queer youth are facing in our educational system - and the world. They will discuss how to create environments, specifically in educational environments, where LGBTQIA+ students feel safe and supported.

  • Date: Monday, August 22, 2022
  • Time: 7PM - 8:30PM PST
  • Cost: FREE with suggested donation
  • Located at Unexpected Productions Improv Theater in Pike Place Market

Can't make it in person? No problem! Check out the livestream on our YouTube page.

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