The Holyoke Equal Rights Association (or H.E.R.A.) is proud to present the Conference of Tolerance and Acceptance! All youth from the ages of 13-20, and their supportive adults, are welcome to join this free, fun, and positive LGBTQ youth conference.
Date: May 26th
Time: 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Location: Picknelly Center, 206 Maple St. , Holyoke
Conference of Tolerance and Acceptance Workshop Choices
GLAD and BAGLY Present “Got Rights”
Do you feel safe at school? Did you know it is your right to? Learn about bullying and your rights.
This is Not a Weapon: A Conversation about Queerness in the Bible
Have you ever had someone quote scripture at you as a weapon against who you are? Learn what they really mean and look at your value to God and how God feels about you. This discussion is open to anyone regardless of your religious and spiritual beliefs.
Life is stressful, take space to relax with our certified yoga instructor/ HERA Peer Leader Extraordinaire. Stretch away your tension in a safe and comfortable environment.
Express yourself with Second City trained pageant queen Lorelei Erisis
Gay Straight Alliance
Do you want to learn more about GSAs, why we have them and how they work? Hear from the Holyoke High School GSA.
Queer Activist College
Learn to make change. Become an advocate for LGBT rights. Join this BAGLY workshop.
Queer Safer Sex
Learn about safe sex with BAGLY’s HEART team of Health Promotion Peer Leaders.
Bisexuality: No We are Not Just Greedy
Bisexuality does exist! Want to hear more and discuss the media’s portrayal of the “B” part of our community. Join in on the discussion with HERA Peer Leaders.
Under (de) Construction: Breaking Down the Gender Binary
Learn more about the gender expression and the definitions behind the “T” with Gen Q Peer Leaders
Supporting Acceptance and Facilitating Tolerance: How to be a good Ally
Do you want to be the best straight ally around? Are you straight but not narrow? Join some of HERA’s best straight allies to learn more.
Who do you date? Are you in a relationship that is right for you? Learn what a healthy relationship looks like with the Girls Inc of Holyoke Peer Leaders.