Presentation Title

Aspiring Allies: LGBTQQIA+ & Situated Youth Need You in this Transient World!

Brief Biography

Mr. Jesse McNulty, M.Ed., a teacher in his 18th year of teaching at-risk youth (6th –12th grade) and a co-founder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition. He has taught in a variety of school settings; including students placed in alternative schools, shelters, and group homes; and across diverse demographics. He has a Master’s of Education in Special education – Behavioral Disorders; with add-ons in Interrelated and Gifted. He plans to contribute time and talent to at-risk and LGBTQQIA+ and situated youth in hopes of encouraging a more beloved community, in this transient world!

Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC is an associate professor and scholar-activist in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at The University of Georgia. Her clinical, research, and advocacy interests focus on the resilience of historically marginalized people and communities, including queer and trans youth, people of color, and survivors of trauma. Dr. Singh has conducted participatory action research and interventions in middle school aimed at reducing anti-LGBTQQ bullying and violence. She is a founding member of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, an organization dedicated to reducing the intersections of transprejudice and homoprejudice with racism and other oppressions in Georgia schools.

Highest Degree of Presenter(s)

Mr. Jesse McNulty, M.Ed

Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC

Presentation Abstract

Mr. Jesse McNulty, M.Ed and Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC believe that students who attend a welcoming school, where their families and developing identities will not negatively effect how they are treated by students, teachers and staff, have a better chance of developing into thriving adults. Participants are invited to explore their own feelings and motivation for advocating for all students, including Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Questioning, HIV-positive and youth situated in families with LGBTQQIA+ identities.

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Dec 3rd, 9:45 AM Dec 3rd, 10:45 AM

Aspiring Allies: LGBTQQIA+ & Situated Youth Need You in this Transient World!

Student Center-Sinclair

Mr. Jesse McNulty, M.Ed and Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, Ph.D., LPC believe that students who attend a welcoming school, where their families and developing identities will not negatively effect how they are treated by students, teachers and staff, have a better chance of developing into thriving adults. Participants are invited to explore their own feelings and motivation for advocating for all students, including Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, Questioning, HIV-positive and youth situated in families with LGBTQQIA+ identities.