Third annual North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit to be held online Oct. 2-4

The third annual LGBTQ+ Summit will be held virtually Friday through Sunday, Oct. 2-4.

The statewide educational summit on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues aims to promote unity between all LGBTQ+ organizations and individuals in North Dakota who are interested in advocacy and action, according to a release from ND LGBTQ+ Summit organizers.

Topics of discussion will include “Transition in the Military,” “LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health and Suicidality,” “How Bostock Created Historic LGBTQ+ Protections in North Dakota” and “Transitioning with the Family.”

Speakers will include Ming Wong, the supervising hotline attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights; Troy Stevenson, of the LGBTQ+ suicide prevention nonprofit The Trevor Project; Alexandria Holder, an LGBTQ+ military advocate; and Joshua Boschee, a North Dakota state representative.

Participants can find a full schedule of events as well as register for the summit at General admission is $70, senior admission is $60, admission for college students is $35, and admission for students and their chaperones are $30 each.

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Sponsors for the event include Dakota OutRight in Bismarck, the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition, Red River Rainbow Seniors in Fargo, Pride Collective in Fargo-Moorhead, Williston Rainbow Rendezvous in Williston, Magic City Equality in Minot, the Equality Federation, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Trevor Project.