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LGBTQ2S+ Youth and Human Trafficking: A Dialogue


August 14, 2023    
10:00 am
Date: Monday, August 14, 2023

Time: 10am PDT / 11am MDT / 12pm CDT / 1pm EDT

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LGBTQ2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and two-spirit) youth in rural and urban settings report higher rates of dating and sexual violence and are more likely to experience homelessness and be trafficked due to cultural norms that devalue and subject LGBTQ2S+ youth to harm. Recent changes in state and community practices have impacted youth participation in healthcare, education, and other social services that place LGBTQ2S+ youth at even more risk to experience harm or be trafficked.

Join us in a conversation for service providers and justice system stakeholders who are interested in creating safer spaces for LGBTQ2S+ youth. During this webinar, we will identify key strategies for outreach and providing culturally relevant community connections and services for LGBTQ2S+ youth. Participants will be given the opportunity to submit their questions in registration and live during the session.


D Dagondon Tiegs (they/them) is a bilingual social change associate with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence. They are a proud queer and transgender immigrant from the Philippines. D works as a community organizer with Black, brown and Indigenous and queer/transgender people in the Treasure Valley. For the Idaho Coalition, D works with domestic and sexual violence advocates in providing services to youth in historically marginalized, rural communities. They provide national technical assistance on teen dating violence awareness and prevention with a deep bench of academics, advocates, and community organizers.


Layla Bagwell (she/they) is a 20-year-old activist, mixed girl, and changemaker. They are a queer woman and a first generation American with a family from Egypt. She finds passion and joy in connecting to people and giving marginalized communities a voice, as well as connecting with her ancestors. She’s passionate about working in her community to give young people a platform. Layla has worked with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence for five years, since they were a high school sophomore, and has worked with the organization on national campaigns, as well as doing volunteer work with Planned Parenthood and many other local organizations to facilitate change on a community level. They’re also a social work and Spanish student at Boise State University. When she’s not making change, you can find Layla giving astrological readings, thrifting, or writing poetry.

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