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Transgender & Non-Binary Youth Conference

By April 10, 2019 No Comments

County Hosts First-Ever Transgender & Non-Binary Youth Conference

Acceptance, community, support, advocacy and celebration are five words that come to mind when describing the first-ever Transgender and Non-Binary Youth Conference held this past Friday at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica.

120 youth attendees participated in activities intended to create awareness, encourage dialogue and promote acceptance, from educational workshops to inspirational speakers. Presenters included Department of Children and Family Services Director Bobby Cagle, WDACS Acting Director Otto Solorzano and L.A. County Women and Girls Initiative Executive Director Abbe Land.

Attendees were also introduced to many leading agencies that embody the underlying principles of this conference including the Trevor Project, ACLU of Southern California, UCLA Gender Health Program and many more. The event was sponsored by WDACS and the Human Relations Commission. To learn more about the Human Relations Commission, visit here.