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Lesbian, Bi, Transgender (LBGT) youth and prevention programmes

The date of this event is TBA.
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Brussels University Consultation Center

Emerging teens test social mores and engage in early dating behavior such as note passing and crush whispering. This developmental period can be challenging for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who are frequently stigmatized and victimized and whose biological inclinations don’t match the conventions they observe in a bi-gendered society. Teachers, administrators, psychologists, social workers and nurses can foster a welcoming school climate for LGBTQ students and help them to navigate this often turbulent time.

This presentation will examine the spectra of sexuality and gender from biological, psychological, institutional and cultural perspectives; explore the negative effects of social marginalization; and provide practical strategies to reduce a homophobic and transphobic school climate and improve the social and academic success of LGBTQ students.

Alan Horowitz was the 12-year coordinator of Out for Equity (a school-based program that provides academic and social support for LGBTQ students, families, and staff) for the Saint Paul Public Schools (Minnesota, US). He has published articles in Radical Teacher, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Education, Education Weekly and the Middle School Journal.

Price: 30€

Location: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Room E0.012, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel

Starts at: 18:00.


Price: 30 €