LGBT student health to be focus of conference at IPFW

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By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne plan to host a conference focused on improving the physical and mental health of LGBT students.

The university says the two-day conference that begins Friday will explore the “physical, mental and emotional needs and challenges” of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. But the program is open to all, including health care providers, socials service providers and educators.

The conference is free and is to include workshops focused on topics like HIV prevention, increasing family support for LGBT children and creating more “inclusive classrooms” for students.