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Sunday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Helping LGBT Homeless Youth with Technology

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Technology, especially mobile tech could mean the difference between life or death for the over 40 percent or about 650,000 of homeless youth that identify as LGBTQ on our streets today.
Frequently these LGBTQ youth end up on the streets after family conflicts over sexual orientation or gender identity and are forced to develop a family of their own. Often times these youth are fearful about revealing their gender identity or sexual orientation to traditional social services but lack the resources to access LGBTQ friendly help. For homeless LGBTQ youth on the streets, access is vital in connecting with supportive networks, service providers, prospective employers or finding safe and welcoming spaces.
Join LGBT homeless youth experts from around the country to learn how they are tackling the issue head on by providing services, tools and resources through technology.

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Speakers
avatar for Jama Shelton

Jama Shelton

Deputy Exec Dir of True Colors Fund, LGBT Technology Partnership.org
For more than a decade, Jama Shelton has worked in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth homelessness. After receiving an MSW in 2004, Jama began an 8 year stint at the Ali Forney Center, an organization that provides housing and supportive services... Read More →
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Christopher Wood

Executive Director, LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute
Currently, Mr. Wood serves at the LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute's Executive Director. Most recently, Mr. Wood has served as a consultant to national LGBT organizations on various projects including transgender economic development programs. In this capacity, Mr. Wood provided... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 5ABC Austin Convention Center

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