Super Sunday Session

LGBTQ Students in Charlotte, NC

Sunday, November 12
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: 213 BC

Gifted and talented students are well-known for idealism, resilience, and social activism, even in dangerous circumstances. In this session, three Charlotte-Mecklenburg District students describe their journeys after the North Carolina Legislature's March 2016 restricting of LGBT-related employment and public-accommodation rights in Charlotte and North Carolina. The youth and their faculty mentor explain the students’ spirited, effective organizing for reinstatement of these city and state rights and for everyday LGBT equality at school. At each level -- city, state, and school -- youth describe how they remained idealistic, persevered through insults and threats, and built goal-oriented coalitions with diverse adults and youth.

Terence P. Friedrichs

Friedrichs Education

Terry Friedrichs, Ph. D., Ed. D, has worked for 40 years as a researcher, K-12 and university educator, school and legislative advocate, and high school and college youth-group leader, for gifted GLBTQ and twice-exceptional students. He is the author and editor of approximately 20 articles, chapters, and books on the needs of these two populations, including Characteristics of Gifted Students with Disabilities (Prufrock, 2001) and (with Teresa Manzella and Bob Seney) an NAGC Select Series volume on meeting the needs of gifted sexual-minority youth (in preparation). He currently serves as the inaugural chair of NAGC's GLBTQ Network and as a member of the NAGC Legislative Committee. He also serves, in his home state of Minnesota, as a board member of various policy and legislative-advocacy organizations concerned with progress for both sexual-minority individuals and people wiith disabilities.


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