PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Promoting Safety, Inclusion and Well-Being for LGBTQ Youth
Raise Your Voice
Vincent Pompei, Ed.D., Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Workshop Block 3: Saturday, October 21 - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The LGBTQ community has made progress toward legal equality, yet the deck continues to be stacked against young people growing up LGBTQ in America. The impacts of family rejection, bullying, and daily concern for safety weigh heavily on our youth. This workshop will discuss the current state of LGBTQ young people, resources available, best practices that make a positive difference. In particular, this workshop will benefit those who wish to build cultural competency and improve advocacy efforts to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students.
Dr. Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei is the Director of the Youth Well-Being Project at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Before joining HRC, Dr. Pompei served as President for the California Association of School Counselors and spent over ten years as a middle school teacher and high school counselor. He was an LGBTQ cadre trainer for the National Education Association and authored the LGBTQ section of the American School Counselor Association’s National Model. In addition, he was previously the Project Director for the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership, was a Chapter President for PFLAG and an Ambassador for The Trevor Project. Dr. Pompei was named one of the Advocate Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, was honored by Equality California, and was selected by the National Education Association as a Classroom Superhero. Dr. Pompei holds two Masters Degrees in Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.