Calendar of Events

All events noted in Eastern Time

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October 4 - 3:00-4:30

Join OUT Maine and Maine Family Planning in learning about the proven benefits of providing inclusive, age appropriate sex education and strategies for educating young people about the diversity in gender and sexual orientation. We will identify tactics that are attempting to disrupt education for our youth, effective ways to respond to misinformation, and ways to garner support for inclusive sex ed.

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Let’s Talk Month emphasizes the importance of young people and the adults they trust talking about sex. The Let’s Talk Month activities implemented in your community or state this year can make a huge difference to teens and their families and can also offer a good basis from which to build more inclusive and multi-faceted initiatives in the years to come. Download the guidebook for ideas!

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A month long event founded by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center to prevent childhood bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Download student activity kit here. Unity Day is October 19th

Sex Ed Lectures

October 5 - 7:00-8:00

Hazel Katherine Larkin

As professionals who work with people in clinical, educational, or medical, settings, we are aware that approximately 25% of our clients will have histories of child sexual abuse. We may not know – or even think we need to know – which of them is a survivor. Should we ask? Should we expect our clients, students, or patients to tell us? If they do – how do we deal with that disclosure? $30

Sex Ed Lectures

October 12 - 7:00-8:00

Sarah Dahlston

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are often overlooked or forgotten when it comes to human sexuality. This oversight leads to a plethora of barriers and stigma for the community. This presentation will highlight various ways to adapt materials and lessons for the needs of the learner. $30

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October 13, 7:00-8:00 pm

Puberty: The Wonder Years

If you are a puberty teacher who wants to talk to other puberty teachers, please join us for 60 minutes of interaction. Part education, part conversation… this free, monthly webinar is made for you!

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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is observed each year on October 15 to raise awareness about the impact of HIV on the Latinx community in the United States.
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October 18

The purpose of World Menopause Day is to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing. We encourage professionals and women to participate in this global awareness raising campaign by printing and sharing these materials, organising events to engage their communities, and sharing World Menopause Day social media posts.

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October 26

Intersex Awareness Day marks the first public demonstration by intersex people in North America. It took place on October 26, 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts outside a conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

October 27, 9:30-11:00 pm

Power Up Education

This workshop focuses on healthy and unhealthy qualities in relationships, whether it be a friendship or a romantic relationship. Gas-lighting and the abuse cycle will be discussed. With the support and guidance from trusted adults, teenagers can experience healthier relationships. This workshop is for anyone who works with or raises kids ages 12-18. Teens 12+ can attend accompanied by an adult.

S.L.A.M.

October 27-28, 2022

S.L.A.M. is an unparalleled, first of its kind BIPOC centered virtual professional development sexuality conference. One of the few conferences that actually pays its presenters.

The Sexuality Liberators And Movers conference highlights the lived experiences of BIPOC communities who have historically been denied access to bodily autonomy, safety, and pleasure

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November 1-3, 6:00-8:00

Register now for the 2nd annual #AMAZESexEdCon, coming to a screen near you October 26-28. Our virtual conference is famous for actionable tools, insights, and interactive discussions.

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November 8

Intersex Day of Solidarity, also known as Intersex Day of Remembrance, takes place on November 8. The Day marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by the philosopher Michel Foucault, along with contemporary texts and a later fictionalized account.

Sex Ed Lectures

November 9 - 7:00-8:00

Jon Lutz

Educational roleplaying is a wildly creative method for engaging learners. In this workshop you’ll learn through a live demo, practicing what you learn as you go. By the end of this training you’ll take home your own design for an activity. $30

November 14-18, 2022 and Sunday Nov 20

Transgender Awareness Week to raise the visibility about transgender people and address issues members of the community face.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)  commemorates all transgender people lost to violence.

Sex Ed Lectures

November 30 - 7:00-8:00

Ceara Corry

Sexuality Educators are often involved in intimate partner violence prevention and treatment. This lecture will help educators recognize the signs of reproductive and sexual coercion that often go undetected and identify the role educators can play in supporting survivors.

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December 1

World AIDS Day is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

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December 13-15

The National Sex Ed Conference is the largest conference in the United States designed exclusively for sexuality educators. Sessions address sexuality education for all ages, in all types of settings, and are highly interactive and give participants materials they can replicate. The conference is hosted by The Center for Sex Education.

January 27-28, 2023

The Sexuality Liberators And Movers virtual symposium is for parents, teachers, sexuality educators and direct service adults who work with and care for young people.

S.L.A.M.'s focus is shifting and moving sex education forward by centering the contributions, experiences, and expertise of Educators of Color, while challenging isms and institutions that keep sex education white-washed, fear based, and ineffective.

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March 21-25

LGBT Health Awareness Week is a time to bring attention to the devastating cycle of discrimination and health disparities that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

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March 31

Trans Day of Visibility is an annual awareness day celebrated around the world. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve trans justice.

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April

This STD Awareness Month, ASHA is drawing attention to the importance of STD testing. As part of this effort, we are promoting a new campaign—YES Means TEST. Having sex is a choice, and so is saying healthy. Saying yes to sex should mean saying yes to test!

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April

SAAM is about both awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Looking at the history of the movement to end sexual violence: It’s impossible to prevent an issue no one knows about, and it’s difficult to make people aware of a problem without providing a solution. The two work in tandem.

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STD Awareness Week, observed the second full week in April, provides an opportunity to raise awareness about STDs and how they impact our lives; reduce STD-related stigma, fear, and discrimination; and ensure people have the tools and knowledge to prevent, test for, and treat STDs.

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Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center, Marlborough, MA

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May 17

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

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May 18

This day is a chance to thank the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. It is also a time to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.

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May

A month focused on providing young people with the sexual health information and access to resources they need and deserve in order to make healthy decisions for themselves.

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May 24

If you identify as panromantic or pansexual – enjoy the 24th of May. If you know someone who does, let them know you’re thinking of them. Validation and acceptance makes the human experience all that more wonderous. If you neither identify or know someone – but you’ve learned something new about the wonderful variety that human beings come in, share on social media, have a conversation, do some reading. The more connected we are, the happier we are.

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May 28

Today, millions of women and girls* around the world are stigmatised, excluded and discriminated against simply because they menstruate. In 2022, it’s no longer acceptable that a natural bodily function prevents women and girls from getting an education, earning an income and fully and equally participating in everyday life.

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June

Pride events are held around the world during June as a way of recognizing the influence LGBTQ+ people have had around the world. June is when the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969.

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June, 2023

Valuable learning and social networking for anyone with an interest in sexual health education, therapy, counseling, or sexology!

Get ready for 3 days of valuable programming plus pre-conference workshops and opportunities to connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and virtual exhibitors.

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This one-day event brings together nationally recognized speakers focusing on preventing first time perpetration of sexual misconduct as well as the variety of responses to a report of sexual misconduct.

Over the course of the day, we will provide an overview of what is known and not known about the students who engage in sexually problematic and abusive behaviors from multiple perspectives.

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June 9

Sex educators are fun, passionate and highly qualified professionals, often with advanced degrees, who make the world a better, happier, safer place, and save lives. But it is a misunderstood profession. From abstinence only funding, to censorship, community backlash and harassment, an overarching cultural shame of sexuality that makes our students hard to reach, and a profound society-wide misconception about what sexuality educators even do and why it's important, sex educators are up against a lot when they go to work every day.  On June 9, thank a sex educator for the important but often underpaid and unappreciated work they do.

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June 19

Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today.

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June 28

The Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28, 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

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July 14

International Non-Binary People's Day is observed each year on 14 July and is aimed at raising awareness and organizing around the issues faced by non-binary people around the world. The day was first celebrated in 2012. The date was chosen for being precisely between International Men's Day and International Women's Day. (Wikipedia)

NCSexCon

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Promoting interdisciplinary coordination among members of advocacy, clinical care, education, human/social services and research, to share innovative approaches, best practices and practical applications for the enhancement of sexual health across the lifespan in North Carolina.

NC SEXCON is targeted towards individuals working in and across the sexual health field, including clinical care, education, reproductive health and justice, HIV/ STDs, LGBTQ healthcare, advocacy, policy development, and overall sexuality from birth to death.

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September

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September 4

The World Association for Sexual Health has invited many audiences to celebrate World Sexual Health and join this initiative to promote sexual health, well-being and rights for all. This year’s theme is sexual health in a digital world and the motto is: Turn it on: Sexual health in a digital world”

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September 18-24

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.