Schools and Communities, goal is to provide a foundation of knowledge about
sexual orientation and gender identity and use the tools we share to make our
community safer for everyone. We will go over basic terminology, learn more
about transgender identity, discover problematic misconceptions, and discuss
the best ways to be allies. Finally, we will hear from parents of LGBTQ kids
about their experiences and have the opportunity to ask questions. Presented by members of Greater Boston PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
Sam Thomasson-Bless has a bachelor’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill, where she double majored in English and Women & Gender Studies. Working with people with social differences, folks on the autism spectrum, immigrants, LGBTQ+ identified folks, youth and veterans, Sam has spent eight years as a curriculum writer, facilitator, and strategic relationship manager, working towards social justice in the fields of education, health, and employment. She joined Greater Boston PFLAG in September as the Program Manager after moving to Waltham, MA from Berkeley, CA. In her free time, Sam likes to spend time with her wife, Athena, and cat, Irene, explore nature, take care of plants, and watch television.