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Conference To Address Sexual Violence In LGBTQ Community

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A conference is being held Saturday on responding to sexual violence in the LGBTQ community. The goal of the conference is to increase culturally competent services in San Diego County for victims of sexual violence in the LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ people are more likely to experience sexual violence than straight and cisgender people.

A conference is being held Saturday in San Diego to respond to sexual violence in the LGBTQ community. The goal of the conference is to increase culturally competent services in San Diego County for victims of sexual violence in the LGBTQ community.

This is the second year San Diego Pride is putting on the #MeTooLGBTQ conference. It’s open to victims of sexual violence, mental health and service providers and interested community members. Registration for the conference is at sdpride.org/metoolgbtq.

Fernando Lopez, executive director of San Diego LGBT Pride, joins Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the unique challenges of addressing sexual violence in the LGBTQ community.