6th Annual Govenors Conference on LGBTQ Youth (LikeMe)
The 2011 Conference is themed Building a Healthy Iowa. LGBT students continue to face major health risks associated with a culture of confusion, hate, and inequality. These health risks associated with discrimination include suicide risk, substance abuse, sexually risky behaviors, and homelessness. The 2011 Governors Conference on LGBT Youth will focus on educating Iowans on these health factors, issues that cause these health barriers, and research-based solutions to creating a more welcoming and supportive Iowa.
Past keynote speakers have included Judy Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Brent Hartinger, Kevin Jennings, John Amaechi, and Lt. Dan Choi. This premiere event for Iowa’s educators, youth-serving professionals, parents, and students is the largest gathering of its kind in the United States.
Invited speakers will the current and former Governors, Lt. Governors, and First Ladies of Iowa in addition to members of Iowa’s congressional delegation.
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