South Country Students Attend LGBT Conference

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Bellport High School’s Gay Straight Alliance Club and South Country Board of Education trustee Jack Nix attended the 23rd annual LGBT Conference, held at Stony Brook University on March 12. LGBT Network Chief Operating Officer Dr. David Kilmnick presented the club with a $250 grant to assist in its expansion.

During the conference, club members attended workshops on youth and community organizing, LGBT history, health issues in the LGBT community and social justice. 

Gay Straight Alliance Club adviser Lisa Conk explained that the club is active in the school community, participating in events including the district’s annual Trick or Treat Street, the annual Day of Silence and various fundraising activities. Attending the LGBT Conference is the highlight of the club members’ year, she said.