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Trade School Detroit: Working with & supporting LGBTQ Youth

  • Tulani Rose 4201 Cass Avenue Detroit, MI, 48201 United States (map)

APRIL 10: Working With & Supporting LGBTQ Youth: The 101, Do's and Don'ts

TQBLG (Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay) people are becoming more and more visible in mainstream media, but increased visibility does not necessarily mean that day-to-day life is better or safer for all TQBLG people -- particularly TQBLG youth: 
“LGBT youth who reported higher levels of family rejection during adolescence are three times more likely to use illegal drugs.”
“LGBT youth are overrepresented in foster care, juvenile detention, and among homeless youth.”
“The average GPA for students who were frequently physically harassed because of their sexual orientation was half a grade lower than that of other students.” 

Come and learn about some ways that you can be more inclusive and supportive of TQBLG youth in your daily life -- whether that’s in a school setting, home setting, or in a community or outreach setting. This will also be an opportunity to learn the 101 on TQBLG identities, and have your questions answered. 

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led by Emani LoveDeidre Dssense Smith & Josephine Boakye
2:00 - 3:30 PM | 4201 Cass Ave Tulani Rose


Trade School Detroit is a series of workshops that lifts the knowledge that exists in a community and challenges the traditional structure inside classrooms. Everyone in the community is encouraged, regardless of age, to lead a workshop under the idea that if you have practiced or studied a topic for a number of years, even without a certification, your knowledge is valuable and someone else can benefit from it, so it should be shared. The intention of this "school" is to deepen our understanding of energy exchange, through bartering to compensate teachers for their sessions, and to share the extensive knowledge that exists in our communities. No money is exchanged! All compensation is in the form of goods, time or services. Through this, community knowledge is valued and lifted, and ideally, made more accessible.

If you are unable to attend any workshop but have suggestions for future topics or want to lead a workshop, fill out this form to help generate ideas. 

Our community has knowledge. Let's celebrate it's wisdom through mutual respect & barter. See you at a session!