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Rainbow Youth to school adults on diversity

Wed 15 Jan 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News

Kestin Stewart and Duncan Matthews from Rainbow Youth (pic: Rainbow Youth) Rainbow Youth is expanding its sexuality and gender diversity education workshops from classrooms, to the wider community. On 25 January it will run the first in a series of full-day training sessions aimed at healthcare professionals, teachers, tertiary students, youth workers, as well as parents and whānau of lgbti youth. Rainbow Youth’s Education Coordinator Kestin Stewart says he’s really excited to be able to run the professional development workshop. “It will be a great opportunity to not only gain a solid understanding of sexuality and gender diversity, but to also learn how to talk about these issues with confidence and sensitivity.” Participants will learn the fundamentals of sexuality and gender identity as well as how homophobia, transphobia and discrimination affect youth. They will also learn to deal with discrimination and the coming out process, plus have the opportunity to hear a range of personal stories from queer and trans young people. All participants will receive a resource training pack as part of the course. Refreshments will also be provided. Registration costs $100 per person, $50 for students and $70 per person for groups of 5 or more. For the full outline visit the Rainbow Youth website Those interested in finding out more about the workshop being held on the 25 January can register via the website, or email Kestin    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 15th January 2014 - 9:21am

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