GenQ and Gen YES will host a workshop for LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer/Questioning and Intersex) young people at Gosford’s Regional Youth Support Services (RYSS) on Tuesday, September 30.
The aim of the workshop is to have participants identify an issue in their community and to develop a campaign project to address the issue. GenQ program facilitator Mr William Ho said the program was aimed at developing understanding, confidence, and cooperation amongst LGBTQI youth. “The workshop is going to give young people who have a passion or curiosity about taking action and affecting positive change within their local community the skills and knowledge to see this through,” Mr Ho said. GenQ has been supported by RYSS for 17 years and the organisation continues to grow as a provider of vital support services for LGBTQI young people, as well as running workshops and programs on issues like self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills, cybersafety, identity, strategies around anxiety and stress management, and dealing with homophobia. “GenQ has grown to a network of young people, youth workers, services and health professionals who all work collectively to provide LGBTQI young people in the Central Coast with these support services,” Mr Ho said. The third annual GenQ fundraiser will be held on Friday, October 31, at Gosford’s Youth Arts Warehouse. The night will be a ‘HallowQueen’ themed Trivia Night, an over 18s event with performances, prizes, a silent auction, music and more.
12 Sep 2014
William Ho, GenQ