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Join us for a day of workshops, panels, and a cappella & learn how YOU can stop LGBTQ bullying!

Our mission is to facilitate the creation of a more accepting world for LGBTQQIAA youth through conversation, education, and celebration spring 2013 at Syracuse University.

WHEN: Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Join us on April 13th for a day of workshops and discussions all about how we can become better advocates for LGBTQ youth! Whether for ourselves, our peers, our children or simply our fellow humans, we must make a difference in the lives of others. This is one day to start!

Be there.
Be there.

The day will end with an a cappella concert to benefit The Trevor Project.

When: 4/13/13
Where: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

HISTORY

Last March, over 100 people from Syracuse and the Central New York region gathered for one day of education, dialogue and celebration of LGBTQ support.  Panelists Daniel O’Donnell, Cathy Renna and Dr. Brenda Wrigley discussed the implications of media and politics on LGBTQ life during the midday panel, and workshops ran throughout the day on a variety of LGBTQ advocacy topics.

Students await the first workshop, enjoying some free breakfast

What began as an idea for an a cappella concert to benefit The Trevor Project quickly morphed into a full-scale LGBT youth advocacy conference- complete with innovative workshops, thought-provoking panels, and an exhilarating collaborative a cappella concert to end on a high note. No pun intended 😉

The ‘Life Gets Better Together’ conference, as it is known today, was created and co-chaired by Syracuse University students Liam Fitzpatrick and Deanna Payson.  Their supportive and highly-motivated team is made up of students, faculty, and local supporters of the LGBT youth advocacy cause.

Participants gather to hear Daniel O’Donnell, Cathy Renna and Dr. Brenda Wrigley discuss LGBTQ representation in politics and the media.

Thanks to the support of the Syracuse University Co-Curricular fund, the Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center, LGBT Studies Program, and Political Science department, ‘Life Gets Better Together’ first came to fruition March 24th, 2012 in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

For more information, please contact Deanna at lifegetsbettertogether@gmail.com

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