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If you are an educator, a counselor, a service leader or an activist, Time to THRIVE is the right conference for you.

We are making steady progress on the road to legal equality, yet the deck continues to be stacked against young people growing up LGBTQ in America. The impact of family rejection, bullying, and daily concern for safety weighs heavily on our youth.  Join us as we engage with a broad audience of youth-serving professionals, including K-12 educators, mental health providers, pediatricians, religious leaders, recreational athletic coaches, and youth development staff to create a thriving LGBTQ youth population.

Here are five reasons you attend HRC’s second annual Time to THRIVE Conference:

1. It promotes safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth…EVERYWHERE!

With dozens of workshops, plenaries and breakout sessions, this conference is a one-stop shop opportunity for people interested in supporting LGBTQ youth.

2. You’ll learn more than you could possibly imagine about issues affecting LGBTQ youth!

 We’ll be offering workshops on youth homelessness, HIV/AIDS, suicide prevention, school bullying and more.

 3. Portland, here we come!

 Portland has a thriving LGBT community, with the city earning a 100 on HRC’s 2015 Municipal Equality Index.

4. You could earn Continuing Education Units and university credit just for attending!

We will be providing CEUs and university credit through Portland State University and several professional trade associations.

5. We have a star-studded line-up!

Who makes better company than Daniella Carter, from MTV's the T-Word; Betty DeGeneres, Mother of Ellen DeGeneres; Jazz Jennings, TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential Teens; Constance McMillen, LGBTQ Youth Advocate? (Learn more.)

Oh, yeah…did we mention there are surprise celebrity guests?                          

Trust us----You don’t want to miss this year’s conference! Register for Time to THRIVE today!

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