Making Progress for LGBTQI+ Gen Z

10 November 2021  12:00 - 01:30

Virtual Event | Organised by Center for American Progress | Held in Virtual in English
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A recent nationally representative survey conducted by the Center for American Progress found that LGBTQI+ members of Generation Z face higher levels of discrimination in areas including housing, school, and the workforce than previous generations report. According to the survey, this heightened discrimination results in higher rates of financial struggles, mental health issues and avoidance behaviors among LGBTQI+ Gen Zers. Please join the Center for American Progress, Generation Progress, young LGBTQI+ elected officials, and a cross-movement panel of advocates, policy experts, and researchers to discuss why Gen Z LGBTQI+ individuals are experiencing such significant disparities and what policymakers can do to address this crisis.


Introductory remarks:
Sharita Gruberg, Vice President of the LGBTQ and Communications Project, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Speaker Ryan M. Fecteau (D-ME), Speaker of The Maine House of Representatives

Jordan Budd, Executive Director, COLAGE
Olivia Julianna, Advocate and Digital Content Creator, Gen Z for Change
Lindsay Mahowald, Research Assistant with the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project, Center for American Progress
Preston Mitchum, Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs, The Trevor Project

Edwith Theogene, Director of Advocacy, Generation Progress

Closing remarks:
Matthew Taylor, Member-at-Large, Sunnyside Unified Governing Board in Arizona