Give Grandly – May 6!

LGBTQ Grant County invites you to GIVE GRANDLY on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  Here’s How to Give to LGBTQ Grant County (and others nonprofits organizations of your choice):

Stop by the Silver City Farmers’ Market Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 8:30 to 2:30pm and find our booth to give in person. There will be music and free food goodies!
OR  TEXT to: 41444 and type in “grandly”
OR  Click on and make your donation online from anywhere you are.
All major credit cards accepted.

Matching funds are being provided by Freeport MacMoran, United Way, and James E Hughes Edward Jones. …  Learn more at …

NOTE: Cash or checks payable to LGBTQ Grant County are also appreciated at our booth. Checks dated May 6, 2017 can also be mailed to us at the address below.

Give A Little, Give A Lot, Give Local, GIVE GRANDLY!!

Please donate to help us have a great Pride Festival!

Hey Silver City! We need to raise funds so that we can have a great PRIDE festival on September 16th 2017 in Silver City.

“LGBT people and their families are part of every single geographic region in this country, including rural communities and small towns across the U.S. Contrary to myths that the LGBT community lives exclusively in metropolitan areas, members of our community are proudly living, working, raising children, going to school, and making homes for themselves and their families in rural America.”

Please consider donating to the #RuralPride Campaign via GoFundMe!

Affirmative Practice with Gender Diverse (Trans) People: Across the Lifespan

Presented by Lisa L Persinger, Ph.D. & lore m dickey, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Psychology, Northern Arizona University
June 5, 2017     at the Global Resource Center at Western New Mexico University

8:00am – 9:00 am – registration and coffee/tea, plus mingling time
9:00am – 9:30 am – Terminology and Preview by Drs. Persinger & dickey

Morning Session: Supporting Healthy Development of Students Presenting as Gender Expansive and Transgender in Schools by Lisa L Persinger
9:30 – 10:15 am – Facets of Sexual Orientation and Gender by Lisa L Persinger
Gender identity development in early childhood
Relationship between pervasive stigma and poor outcomes for youth
10:30am-12:00 noon –  Protective Factors and Associated Practices
Creating safer environments for gender diverse youth
Working with parents of young children in schools
12:00 noon – 1:00pm – Working lunch break focused on mock school support plan for transgender youth (food provided for CEU registrants or purchase)

Afternoon Session: Working with Gender Diverse Adults by lore m dickey, Ph.D.
1:00pm – 2:30pm – Identity development challenges
a. Health care, b. Employment, c. Education
2:45pm – 4:00pm – Common co-occurring mental health concerns
Affirming practice
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Panel Discussion with Gender Diverse (Trans) People and Family Members
Total CEU’s = 8 hours ($100), half day credits available ($50). CEU certificates will qualify for type 1 credit for New Mexico psychologists. Other accreditations are in process.

Register Here:


Dr. Lisa L. Persinger obtained her Ph.D. and M.S. from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and currently serves as the coordinator of Northern Arizona University School Psychology Programs, focusing on applied school psychology skills. She is a nationally certified School Psychologist and a licensed psychologist in Arizona. Dr. Persinger has worked as a school psychologist and in residential treatment with adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and brain injuries. She provides coaching, training and consultation services for school districts and for the Arizona Department of Education. Dr. Persinger served in a leadership capacity for the National Association of School Psychologists for 5 years, consulted on the American Psychological Association’s Healthy LGBTQ Students Project, and currently is the President-Elect of the Arizona Association of School Psychologists.

Dr. lore m. dickey is a Counseling Psychologist and attended the University of North Dakota where he graduated in 2011. He completed his pre-doctoral internship year at Duke University. Following graduation, Dr. dickey completed a 10-month post-doctoral health policy fellowship at the Morehouse School of Medicine in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute. Currently he serves as an Assistant Professor and Doctoral Training Director in the Department of Educational Psychology at Northern Arizona University. Dr. dickey is the author of 17 journal articles and 11 book chapters on gender diverse issues, and has many others in press or in preparation. He is the co-editor of the book titled “Affirmative Counseling and Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients.” He has made over 80 professional presentations on gender diverse issues nationally and internationally, and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, and Divisions 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues), 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men & Masculinity) of the American Psychological Association.

Sponsored by LGBTQ Grant County, with PFLAG Silver City, the Center for Gender Equity, the Institute for Rural Social Work and the Psychology Department at WNMU.  For more information contact: or 575 313-3845