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GLSEN Puget Sound; Renton GSA offer free workshop about Transgender youth
GLSEN Puget Sound; Renton GSA offer free workshop about Transgender youth
"As an educator, I am well aware of the lack of understanding about Transgender youth that exists in our schools," said Teacher Joseph R. Bento, M. Ed.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Puget Sound and the Renton High School Gay-Straight Alliance will be sponsoring a free workshop aimed at educating those that work with youth about the needs of the Transgender youth population. The workshop, titled "Understanding Transgender Youth," will be held at the IKEA Performing Arts Center (400 South 2nd Street, Renton) on Saturday, November 19, at 10 a.m.

Psychotherapist and gender specialist Jana L. Ekdahl, MA, LMHC; Teacher Joseph R. Bento, M. Ed., and GLSEN Puget Sound's Executive Director Robert Raketty will lead the three hour workshop, which will include a panel of Transgender youth. Clock hours are also available for teachers.

"As an educator, I am well aware of the lack of understanding about Transgender youth that exists in our schools," said Bento. "I hope that everyone will come away with a deeper understanding of the unique issues Transgender youth face."

Ekdahl is well known as an expert on Transgender adolescence, having appeared on a 2004 episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show, a 2003 production by The Learning Channel and numerous other media outlets.

"Jana's knowledge comes from years of clinical experience and intense study," said Raketty. "GLSEN is deeply honored to have Jana join us for the 'Understanding Transgender Youth' workshop."

GLSEN Puget Sound is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization seeking to end anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender harassment in K-12 schools and support student-led Gay-Straight Alliances. For more information or to register, call 206-330-2099 or visit, www.glsenpugetsound.org.



A GLSEN Puget Sound press release.

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