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Friday, July 18 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Queer Youth: The Struggles They Face and the Ways You Can Help LIMITED

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Queer youth are any and all youth who do not identify as heterosexual or cisgender. As the country undergoes a rapid paradigm shift in civil rights, understanding the difficulties that many queer youth face on a day-to-day basis becomes increasingly important. This session will be divided into two main sections: non-heterosexual students and non-cisgender students. Both sections will illuminate risks and statistics that describe our youth in their educational environment. Methods of intervention and discussion will also be taught so that educators can support their students in their endeavors. A look at preconceived gender ideals and notions will also be given during the section on non-cisgender youth. Scenarios involving queer youth will be given so that participants can begin to create methods for handling confrontations. This session is designed to define terms, illustrate risks, provide resources, and create interactive discussions to better understand and handle the risks and situations that a growing proportion of our youth face.


Donovan McCubbins

Donovan McCubbins is a member of the 6th Woodrow Wilson Cohort at IUPUI and a member of the American Chemical Society. He graduated in 2013 from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry and began to teach first year chemistry labs at Bellarmine... Read More →

Friday July 18, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT