MeTooLGBTQ Virtual Conference

thu15oct(oct 15)10:00 amtue17nov(nov 17)1:30 amMeTooLGBTQ Virtual ConferenceSan Diego Pride

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COVID-19 NOTE: Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2020 #MeTooLGBTQ conference has shifted to a virtual platform, spread across three consecutive days.
The goal of the #MeTooLGBTQ conference is to increase culturally competent services for victims/survivors of sexual violence and relationship violence that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer and to create space for LGBTQ+ survivors to connect with each other and community resources. This three-day conference is the only conference of its kind in the country outside of higher education, and is the first step in a long-term solution, aiming to bridge the gaps between the LGBTQIA+ communities and spaces of healing and care for sexual violence and relationship violence.
Nationwide, approximately 4 out of 10 gay men (40.2%) and half of bisexual men (47.4%) have experienced sexual violence besides rape at some point in their lives, compared to 1 in 5 heterosexual men (20.8%). A large majority (61%) of bisexual women and 44% of lesbians have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to 35% of heterosexual women. 47% of our transgender siblings experience sexual assault in their lifetime, and the American Academy of Pediatrics has identified gender nonconformity as a risk factor for childhood sexual abuse or rape.
This year’s theme focuses on resiliency and thriving, centering intersectional identities and approaches. The 2020 conference will filter its content through the dual lenses of anti-racism/racial justice and working with trauma during a pandemic.
Registration is open to service/healthcare providers* and students who are invested in better serving LGBTQ+ survivors, as well as victims/survivors of sexual violence and community members that are invested in healing, community, and ending sexual violence and relationship violence. New this year, we are adding a youth track for attendees aged 13-18. Workshop tracks will allow attendees to participate in interactive pieces of training and presentations, hear directly from LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence and relationship violence, and receive valuable resources.
Registration provides access to the Zoom information and any digital conference material.
*Service or healthcare providers includes but is not limited to: mental health providers, clinicians, medical providers, survivor service providers, clergy, youth-serving professionals, and other front-line providers.
Registration Types and Fees:
Thursday, Oct 15: $20, includes 1.0 CE credit
Friday, Oct 16: $50, includes 3.0 CE credits
Saturday, Oct 17: Sliding scale, $0 – $50
Full and partial scholarships are available
Students (higher education):
Thursday, Oct 15: $10
Friday, Oct 16: $10
Saturday, Oct 17: Sliding scale, $0 – $50
Full and partial scholarships are available
Community Members/Survivors:
Thursday, Oct 15: Sliding scale, $0 – $50
Saturday, Oct 17: Sliding scale, $0 – $50
Thursday, Oct 15: FREE
Saturday, Oct 17: FREE
The course meets the qualifications for 4.0 total hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEs are provided by North County Lifeline at no cost. North County Lifeline (Provider #129488) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. North County Lifeline maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Partner Organizations:
San Diego Pride, San Diego LGBT Community Center, Center for Community Solutions, North County Lifeline, Copley-Price Family YMCA, The Gender Phluid Collective: PoC LGBTQ+Support
American Sign Language interpretation services will be provided for this event. We will provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation services for this event. Additional accessibility accommodations, including English transcription, and visual content description services can be arranged for this virtual event with advance notice. We will provide ASL interpretation and English transcription through an online portal. Access to these services requires a computer and internet connection. To make access needs request or to request additional information about the ASL accessibility at this event, please email at least two days prior to the event.



October 15, 2020 10:00 am - November 17, 2020 1:30 am(GMT+00:00)

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