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News - October 1996

Free LGBT youth conference in Los Angeles

"Models of Pride IV: A Conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth" will be held on Saturday, October 19, 1996 at Occidental College in Eagle Rock. Sponsored primarily by the Los Angeles Unified School District and in its fourth year, the conference is believed to be the first time a public school in this country has organized such a comprehensive event around sexual orientation for gay youth. The conference is being produced by the LAUSD Gay and Lesbian Education Commission, and is targeted at youth aged 14-23 who are coping with the issues of coming out, or simply exploring the nature of their sexual orientation.

This year's program will prove to be very exciting, with sessions on coming out, health issues, how to become more involved in the community, gay art, bisexual and transgender issues, career planning, and how to raise a family, as well as plenty of opportunities for networking and socializing. The conference will conclude with a Models of Pride panel with many noteworthy community members such as Wilson Cruz, and will be followed by a dinner and dance.

The conference is free to participants and includes all meals. Registration begins at 8:00 am at Thorne Hall, with the program beginning at 8:45 am. The dance will conclude at 8:00 pm.

To register or to obtain additional information, you may call (213) 341-4951 or e-mail mopride@oxy.edu or visit the web page at http://queer.qcc.org/yap/models/.

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