Support Circle Plus: Joie Bassham on Sex Education for LGBTQ Youth

Joie Bassham is not just a PFLAG board member: they are also a certified sexuality educator in the Portland area, specializing in working with kids ages 5-18. As a queer and nonbinary person, Joie knows how important it is to provide safe, accurate, AND inclusive sex education to young people. That means education for queer and trans youth that is as robust and informative as that for their cisgender, heterosexual peers.

Joie will discuss why inclusive and comprehensive sex education is important, what the state of sex education is today, and how we can improve. They will not be discussing graphic material in detail unless a question is asked and the group has consented to hear about it.

Joining a PFLAG Connects Support Circle

Our PFLAG Connects online circles function a little differently than our in-person support circles. Here’s how to join a Circle:

Learn how to Circle online before you join the meeting by reading the PFLAG Connects Participant’s Guide on our website.

Click on the big REGISTER button at the top right of this page. You’ll be taken to an e-registration form. Please fill it out and submit it at least 1 hour before the start of the Support Circle. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian must attend with you. Tip: include your pronouns in the Last Name box. Example: Chelsea Circler (them, they)

We’ll send you an email with the meeting join link and optional dial-in instructions. Save this email! It contains your only ticket to the Circle.

Download the Zoom Meetings app from the App Store for your digital device.

Join on-time. Better yet, join early. The Circle Waiting Room opens 10 minutes before the circle starts and closes shortly after starting time. For your security, no late admissions. When the host begins setting up the meeting room, the Waiting Room will open. At the scheduled start time, the host will admit you to the meeting room.

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Apr 08 2021


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM