Free workshop at Hope Secondary Jan. 24

Event aims to create a better understanding about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues

An upcoming workshop at Hope Secondary School aims to create a better understanding about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues.

The free event will be led by C.A.L.L. Out (Creating Action, Learning and Leadership), an organization funded by Vancouver Coastal Health. The workshop provides parents and caregivers an opportunity to have questions answered, introduce them to services available in the community, and give them tools to work with their teens. There will also be a discussion and presentation about terminology.

“The intention is to provide education and make sure that people know they don’t have to do this alone and their questions are valid,” said HSS teacher Erin Wilkins. “We want to make it as comfortable as possible for parents. There will be no judgement and there are no stupid questions.”

The workshop takes place on Jan. 24 from 6-9 p.m. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Students will not be in attendance.  For more information and to register, email ewilkins@sd78.bc.ca.