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TransActive & PFLAG Oregon North Coast Present “Of Trucks and Tiaras” Workshop November 17 at CCC

Of Trucks and TiarasIn partnership with the Clatsop Community College IOU (Isms, Obias, and Us) Committee, TransActive Education & Advocacy and PFLAG Oregon North Coast present “Of Trucks and Tiaras: Supporting Trans and Gender Non-conforming Children and Youth in Your Community” Thursday, November 17 from 3:00-5:00pm at Clatsop Community College’s Columbia Hall, 1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria, in Room 219.  The two-hour workshop will cover tools and tips for how to best support gender non-conforming youth aged 4 to 18 – kids who may identify as transgender, gay, or lesbian, but also any youth bullied for “not acting like a lady” or “being a sissy”.  The workshop is designed for parents, teachers, students, counselors, and other adults in the community who work with youth.  There is no cost to attend the workshop, though donations will gladly be accepted.

TransActive Executive Director Jenn Burleton will also be the guest speaker at the November meeting of PFLAG Oregon North Coast.  The meeting will take place Thursday, November 17th from 6:30-8pm at First Lutheran Church, 725 33rd Street, in Astoria.

TransActive Education & Advocacy works with the families of gender non-conforming children to minimize and prevent child abuse by providing parents with resources and support, and encourages youth empowerment by working with schools, pediatricians and case workers to ensure a healthy and safe environment for gender non-conforming children to grow up in.  For more information, visit http://www.transactiveonline.org.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends, providing opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.  PFLAG Oregon North Coast meets in Astoria on the third Thursday of the month. For more info, contact Drew Herzig at drewherzig@yahoo.com.

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