MeToo LGBTQ Virtual Conference
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About the Event
Please note that the times have been adjusted because the listed conference times are in Pacific Time.
The goal of the #MeTooLGBTQ conference is to increase culturally competent services for victims/survivors of sexual violence and relationship violence that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer and to create space for LGBTQ+ survivors to connect with each other and community resources. This three-day conference is the only conference of its kind in the country outside of higher education, and is the first step in a long-term solution, aiming to bridge the gaps between the LGBTQIA+ communities and spaces of healing and care for sexual violence and relationship violence.
Nationwide, approximately 4 out of 10 gay men (40.2%) and half of bisexual men (47.4%) have experienced sexual violence besides rape at some point in their lives, compared to 1 in 5 heterosexual men (20.8%). A large majority (61%) of bisexual women and 44% of lesbians have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 35% of heterosexual women. 47% of our transgender siblings experience sexual assault in their lifetime, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has identified gender nonconformity as a risk factor for childhood sexual abuse or rape. This year’s theme focuses on resiliency and thriving, centering intersectional identities and approaches. The 2020 conference will filter its content through the dual lenses of anti-racism/racial justice and working with trauma during a pandemic.
Registration: Registration is open to service/healthcare providers* and students who are invested in better serving LGBTQ+ survivors, as well as victims/survivors of sexual violence and community members that are invested in healing, community, and ending sexual violence and relationship violence. New this year, we are adding a youth track for attendees aged 13-18. Workshop tracks will allow attendees to participate in interactive pieces of training and presentations, hear directly from LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence and relationship violence, and receive valuable resources. Registration provides access to the Zoom information and any digital conference material. Please click here to register.
*Service or healthcare providers includes but is not limited to: mental health providers, clinicians, medical providers, survivor service providers, clergy, youth-serving professionals, and other front-line providers.
Registration Types and Fees: Thursday, Oct 15: $20, includes 1.0 CE credit Friday, Oct 16: $50, includes 3.0 CE credits Saturday, Oct 17: Sliding scale, $0 - $50 Full and partial scholarships are available Students (higher education): Thursday, Oct 15: $10 Friday, Oct 16: $10 Saturday, Oct 17: Sliding scale, $0 - $50 Full and partial scholarships are available Community Members/Survivors: Thursday, Oct 15: Sliding scale, $0 - $50 Saturday, Oct 17: Sliding scale, $0 - $50 Youth: Thursday, Oct 15: FREE Saturday, Oct 17: FREE
Note: This event is not being run by NAGLY.