Workshop to Prevent Bullying Against Gay Teenagers

By: Jennifer Hardy Email
By: Jennifer Hardy Email

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CARSON CITY, Nev. – A anti-bullying workshop is being offered to help teenagers who are LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning).

Teens and their parents are encouraged to attend the workshop January 15 at 7pm. It’s being held at the Business Resource Innovation Center at 108 E. Proctor Street in Carson City. The public is also invited to attend.

According to event organizers, many teenagers are getting a message that homosexuality is not acceptable. They say gay teens are more likely to commit suicide than straight teens.

"Countering antigay bullying is one of PFLAG's main focuses," said Rebecca Palmer, PFLAG Carson Region's president. "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."

Attendees of the workshop will be taught skills for becoming better advocates and allies for LGBTQ persons.

PFLAG Carson Region is a local chapter of PFLAG, a national nonprofit with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States.

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