Subject: strictly fyi: event in WA, IA, MA, & PA
From: Nik <>
Date: 2/9/2012 7:47 AM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


(1)Free Relationships and Sex Health Workshop for queer youth and allies ages 13-21 (February 13; Burien, WA)

(2) First Annual Tri-Cities GSA summity (March 3; Kennewick, WA)

(3) 7th Annual Iowa Governs Conference on LGBTQ Youth (March 8; Des Moines, IA)

(4) BAGLY's Out For Youth Event ( March 23; Boston, MA)

(5) Third Annual LGBT Youth Advocacy Summit (May 5; Philadelphia, PA)

(6) 7th Annual GLSEN Washington Awards and Auction (May 6; Seattle, WA)



(1) Free Relationships and Sex Health Workshop for queer youth and allies ages 13-21 (February 13; Burien, WA)

The workshop is put on by the Proud, Out and Wonderful (P.O.W.!) youth group (a service of Navos) and the Northwest Network. More info at and Before and after the workshop, there will be social time with food and information tables. Each youth will leave with a safe sex kit. Come down on Monday, February 13 at the Burien Library (400 SW 152nd St) from 3:30-6:30pm. email for more info!





(2) First Annual Tri-Cities GSA summity (March 3; Kennewick, WA)

Attention all GSAs in Southeastern/South Central Washington and Northeastern Oregon! We have partnered up with the Vista Youth Center in Kennewick to host the first ever GSA Leadership Summit! It will be similar in format to the one that we have had in Seattle, for those that have attended it in the past. It is only a month away, and we still have spaces available for presenters, so if you know of someone that is interested, please have them reach out to Co-Chair Dave Hildebrand at event will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at the Tri-Tech Skills Center, 5929 W. Metaline Ave in Kennewick, WA. Light food will be provided. The event is FREE!




(3) 7th Annual Iowa Governs Conference on LGBTQ Youth (March 8; Des Moines, IA)

All students deserve a safe and supportive place in which to learn including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ).  For many LGBTQ youth, school can be a terrifying place due to bullying, harassment, and discrimination.  In order to eliminate bullying in Iowa schools and create leadership opportunities for LGBTQ youth, Iowa Safe Schools founded the Annual Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth.  For more information or to register click here!




(4) BAGLY's Out For Youth Event ( March 23; Boston, MA)

BAGLY's Out for Youth event is just around the corner.  This years event will be held a the New England Aquarium and we will be honoring Ralph Vetters, Medical Director of the Sidney Borum Jr.Health Center, with our Michael Pumphret. Distinguished Leadership Award and Mandy Carter, one of the country€™s leading social justice activists, with our inaugural Queer Activist College Honorary Degree.

Join us for this fun and exciting evening at one of Boston's most loved destinationson March 23 from 7-10pm! Click here for tickets!




(5) Third Annual LGBT Youth Advocacy Summit (May 5; Philadelphia, PA)

The focus of this year€™s summit is safe schools advocacy and youth community inclusivity. An LGBTQ youth policy briefing will take place, which will include anti-bullying and transgender youth issues. The summit will serve as a dialogue between leaders about local organizing and ways youth can form a strong and united front for LGBTQ equality.

Saturday, May 5, 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

The University of the Arts, Terra Hall

211 South Broad Street 16th & 17th Floors Philadelphia, PA


Collaborating Organizations:

Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition




(6) 7th Annual GLSEN Washington Awards and Auction (May 6; Seattle, WA)

It is getting close to that time again - the seventh annual GLSEN Washington State/Washington State GSA Network Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction! We again have secured the Maritime Events Center on the waterfront in Downtown Seattle this year. (2211 Alaskan Way. Pier 66) 

Dinner will consist of a fun and engaging vegetarian/vegan-friendly "taco bar" where you can build your own tacos, nachos or salads, and a delicious ice cream bar for dessert. Don't miss out on honoring the shining stars that work to further GLSEN's mission to end bullying and harassment in schools, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression. We hope to see you all there! Any questions or if you would like to make a donation for the silent auction, please feel free to call our office at 206.330.2099 or drop us an email with more information.

Pre-order your tickets right here and download nomination forms for the awards here.





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