Every year the Human Rights Campaign, an organization devoted to advancing GLBTQ rights, holds a conference designed to help educators create safe spaces for GLBTQ youth, and... I'M GOING TO THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE! *cue excited music and confetti*
The best part? I'll be assisting my good friend and GLBTQ advocate Dr. Ronald Holt. Here's where it gets really good. Ron and I first met at our alma mater, Wayne State College. He graduated from WSC before me, but comes back to the college every academic year to speak about GLBTQ issues. The first time we met, I reported on his lecture for the student newspaper. The second time we met, we did so as friends and have kept in contact ever since.
In addition to my support, Ron has also invited two other alumni from our college! I'm thrilled at the opportunity to meet and make new friends! ...though, I have this sneaking suspicion that when we meet, we'll feel like we've known each other forever :)
It's such an honor to represent our college and our home state of Nebraska at a conference dedicated to helping GLBTQ youth grow and thrive. I can't wait for this experience and look forward to telling you more about it soon!
Hey there! I'm Jonna!