How Abstinence-Only Programs Harm LGBTQ Youth

Speakers

Katelyn Burns

Lily Mcgrath

AMAZE.org

LGBTQ young people have questions about identity, HIV, consent, and other health topics, but are being met with sex ed curricula that refuse to acknowledge their existence. All students should be equipped with the knowledge they need to make healthy decisions -- and sex ed is a critical component of education, just like math and reading. This panel will convene a journalist, youth activist, and a leader of a sex-ed YouTube series to discuss the importance of inclusive, honest, sex ed.

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Format: Talk
Event Type: Session
Track: Equity
Level: Deep Understanding