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Friday, June 25 2021
10:30am - 12:00pm
Virtual event
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Why, When & How to Support LGBTQIA+ Students (Faculty/Academic Staff Session)

Note: This session is aimed primarily for faculty and academic staff.

About this Session: Dr. Massey, international educator, provides insights into why LGBTQIA+ students often need and seek targeted supports\ and resources. Faculty and Academic Staff can learn specific approaches and language for curricula and for class and student interactions to maximize LGBTQIA+ students' academic performance. Additionally, resources that Georgia Tech offers will be reviewed to enhance referral and access to meet these students' needs. Q&A time will allow for questions attendees may have.

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About Ren Massey: Dr. Ren Massey (he/him) is a licensed clinical psychologist and internally recognized trainer on LGBTQIA issues with a specific focus on transgender and gender diverse people. He has served on the Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and on the Faculty of the WPATH Global Education Initiative (GEI). After serving on the GEI Steering Group, he is now the Co-Chair/Mental Health Chair of the WPATH GEI. He is also on the committee to update the Adolescents chapter and the People Living in Institutions chapter of the WPATH Standards of Care for people who are Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming.

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