2021 Time to THRIVE: Judy & Dennis Shepard of Matthew Shepard Foundation

Judy & Dennis Shepard of Matthew Shepard Foundation speak at HRC's 8th annual Time to THRIVE Conference!

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association presents Time To THRIVE, the annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion, and well-being for LGBTQ youth...everywhere!

We are making progress on the road to legal equality, yet young LGBTQ people in America still face dramatically heightened rates of discrimination in school, at home, and within their community. The impact of family rejection, bullying and the messages they hear about being LGBTQ weigh heavily on our youth. By engaging a broad audience of youth-serving professionals, including K-12 educators, mental health providers, pediatricians, religious leaders, recreational athletic coaches, and youth development staff, we can create spaces in which LGBTQ youth are affirmed, supported, and have the ability to thrive.