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Time to THRIVE


The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association present Time To THRIVE, the annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth...everywhere!

We are making progress on the road to legal equality, yet young LGBTQ people in America still face dramatically heightened rates of discrimination in school, at home and within their community. The impact of family rejection, bullying and the messages they hear about being LGBTQ weigh heavily on our youth. By engaging a broad audience of youth-serving professionals, including K-12 educators, mental health providers, pediatricians, religious leaders, recreational athletic coaches and youth development staff (Boys and Girls Club, YMCAs, scout leaders, etc.), we can create spaces in which LGBTQ youth are affirmed, supported and have the ability to thrive.

HRC and University of Connecticut's 2017 landmark research shows us some of the most pressing issues facing our youth today.

HRC Youth Survey; Time to THRIVE; LGBTQ youth

These findings are a call to action for adults who want to ensure the overall well-being of LGBTQ young people. The conference provides a comprehensive opportunity for youth-serving professionals to build awareness and cultural competency, learn current and emerging best practices and gather resources from leading experts and national organizations in the field. The conference is strongly committed to an intersectional approach in all conversations, workshops and keynotes.

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Registration is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our sixth annual event! Check back later for information about our 2020 conference in Washington, D.C.!