CHLP Presents Workshops on HIV Criminalization and Sexual Health for LGBTQ Youth Under State Care at Creating Change Conference in Philadelphia (2017)

This weekend, Center for HIV Law and Policy Staff will be presenting at the 2017 Creating Change Conference in Philadelphia. Sponsored and organized by the National LGBTQ Task Force, Creating Change is an annual political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement.

Californians for HIV Criminalization Reform: A Case Study
Friday, January 20th
Workshop Session 2: 10:45am-12:15pm
Location: Room 30

CHLP Executive Director Catherine Hanssens will present on a panel on HIV Decriminalization via a case study of the Californians for HIV Criminalization Reform coalition. The discussion aims to illustrate the critical need for HIV decriminalization in states across the country, and showcase the intersection of the LGBT movement by focusing on this state's effort and the success that is possible when planning, messaging and organizing come together.

Hanssens will be joined by Rick Zbur from Equality California, Scott Campbel from the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Ayako Miyashita from the Williams Institute.

Sexual Health for LGBTQ Youth Under State Care
Saturday, January 21st
Caucus 2: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Location: Franklin Hall 5 (4th Floor)

CHLP TeenSENSE Coordinator Pepis Rodriguez will present a workshop on the urgent need for comprehensive, medically accurate, and queer-affirming sexual health care and sexual health literacy from culturally competent staff for youth under state care, as well as the shortcoming of a "Sex Ed." paradigm. The session will help attendees develop talking points to advocate for the sexual health needs of LGBTQ youth under state care and create strategic plans to effect change in their home states.

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