Meeting to address bullying of gay teens
January 13, 2013
Despite recent cultural shifts, many teens still get the message that homosexuality is not acceptable, according to Rebecca Palmer, president of Carson City’s chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.A workshop on responding to bullying lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning teens will be offered for parents and community members on 7 p.m. Tuesday.The workshop will be led by Christopher Daniels, an educator with Planned Parenthood Mar Monte.“Countering antigay bullying is one of PFLAG’s main focuses,” Palmer said. “We do all we can to ensure that Carson City is a friendly, welcoming place for all persons regardless of their sexual identity or orientation.”Daniels has long been an advocate for the LGBTQ community. At Planned Parenthood, he works on social equity through educating students about safer sex practices, working against stigmas and stereotypes that hurt underrepresented populations, and encouraging students to live a more authentic life that promotes wellness.Attendees of the workshop will gain tangible skills for becoming better advocates and allies for LGBTQ people.