Staff from the Attic Youth Center, the only organization in Philadelphia exclusively serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, will be at TPS on November 16 and 17 to work with parents, students, and teachers on issues facing LGBTQ youth.
The Attic workshop for parents and guardians will be on Thursday, November 17, at 6 p.m. in the Garage. Please save the date! At this TPS Progressive Talk participants will learn about terms regarding sexual orientation and gender identity, difficulties LGBTQ youth face in “coming out,” and barriers experienced by LGBTQ youth within family, school, relationships, health, and other arenas. Participants will learn the importance of family acceptance as a resilience factor for LGBTQ youth and how to be more inclusive, affirming, and supportive of LGBTQ youth in their families and communities through learning best practices and hearing directly from LGBTQ youth panelists about their experiences navigating family acceptance.
Read more about the Attic’s mission and programming.