From June 27 to 30, the VII International Convention of Families for Sexual Diversity will be held in Medellín, an event that brings together family and friends of the LGBTI population from all over Latin America, to discuss the new realities of the LGBTI population. and specifically of the transgender (trans) population, the central axis of the 2019 convention.
"The seventh version of the Convention will address the issue of Trans people, as well as the sexual orientations of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and others, to face the challenges and opportunities that arise in the 21st century in the area of health, psychology and the law, seeking that today's professionals have the necessary knowledge to accompany them ” , explained Paula Tamayo Castaño, Extension Coordinator of the Faculty of Psychology of the CES University.
The family will also be the protagonist. Accompaniment has been shown to be fundamental in the processes of recognition and self-determination experienced by LGBTI people to face the discrimination that still exists in society. In addition, experts will talk about how to teach diversity and the value of respect from the school stage, how to prevent bullying and strengthen resilience.
The convention has several purposes, among them, to share knowledge with the attendees through an academic event that will be developed as part of the alliance between the Faculty of Psychology of the CES University and the Corporación Familiares y Amigos Unidos por la Diversidad Sexual y de gender (FAUDS). The academic meeting will be attended by 32 local, national and international speakers; who will share their knowledge on sexual diversity and gender from different areas of knowledge.
The academic meeting will feature the participation of important international experts: from the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles - USA, Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy will present the appropriate medical interventions for trans children, adolescents and adults.
For his part, the Colombian spiritual guide Gonzalo Gallo will make a deep reflection on how to build a bridge between sexual diversity and spirituality. The Colombian doctor Mario Angulo, from the Valle de Lili Clinic, will speak about comprehensive care with an emphasis on Trans children and adolescents. Lisa Kenney, CEO of Gender Spectrum - USA, will address the affirmative gender model of parenting that has proven to be parental support as the most important factor for trans children and adolescents, among others.