october, 2020



Event Details

Join No Bully and expert panelists to have an impactful conversation about the LGBTQ community and bullying.

Did you know nearly half of transgender youth have been bullied on school property? The data shows that LGBTQ+ youth are vulnerable to bullying, violence, and suicide. In fact, LGBTQ+ youth are more likely to be bullied than their straight, cisgender counterparts, according to a recent CDC study.

Join a panel of experts to learn:

  • The risks for the LGBTQ+ population
  • Why we need a special focus on these youth
  • Solutions to help this susceptible group

Panelists include:

JEAN-MARIE NAVETTA | Director of Learning & Inclusion, PFLAG National

Jean-Marie Navetta is the Director of Learning & Inclusion for PFLAG National, leading its Straight for Equality project which aims to invite, educate, and engage new allies in the effort to achieve full inclusion for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). She has been the lead architect of the project since its 2007 inception. She was the primary author of the guide to being a straight ally (now in its fourth edition), Straight for Equality in Healthcare (2010), be not afraid – help is on the way: straight for equality in faith communities (now in its second edition), and the guide to being a trans ally (now in its third edition). Under her leadership, over 19,000 people have been trained, many in Straight for Equality in the Workplace events across the globe in more than 140 major corporations. Jean-Marie is also the host of PFLAG’s first-ever weekly web series, Something to Talk About, an interactive discussion about current LGBTQ+ issues and culture.

In 2011, she was the staff lead in developing and launching PFLAG Academy Online, a monthly web-based learning program for PFLAG chapters to build their skills and understand more about LGBTQ issues, build skills, and expand inclusion. And in 2012, she was named a finalist for the Outie Award in the Trailblazer category by Out & Equal Workplace Advocates for her contributions to LGBTQ inclusion and education.

Jean-Marie is the former Director of Communications for PFLAG where she increased the organization’s visibility in outlets including The New York Times and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She was also Media Relations Manager for the American Association of University Women, where her work focused on issues such as discrimination in education, pay equity, and Title IX.

But Jean-Marie is, most importantly, living proof that Philosophy majors can get real jobs.

Learn more about PFLAG by visiting pflag.org and Straight for Equality by visiting straightforequality.org today.

LEO CALDWELL | LGBTQ+ Educator & Inclusion Consultant

Leo Caldwell is a person of trans-masculine experience. He is a storyteller and consultant. He speaks to trans youth at middle and high schools around the state of New Jersey. Leo runs a Diversity & Inclusion consultant business – Empathy by Design. He combines his storytelling, virtual training expertise, and years of lived experience as a trans man to inspire empathy and inclusivity. His purpose and desire are to create a world where trans youth and adults are safe and seen. A Hoosier native, he currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, son, and two dogs.

KEYGAN MILLER | Advocacy Associate, The Trevor Project

Keygan is an Advocacy Associate for The Trevor Project, the nation’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. Keygan is responsible for the research, advocacy, and legislative agenda for The Trevor Project in the area of school suicide prevention policy as well as the day to day operations of the D.C. based advocacy team. Keygan previously served as a Special Education Teacher for Cincinnati Public Schools. Keygan graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction as well as from George Washington University with a Master of Education and Human Development in Education Policy.

ANN VITALE | Co-President, PFLAG Atlanta and No Bully Trainer

Ann Vitale (she/her/hers) is Co-president of the PFLAG Atlanta Board and facilitator for Atlanta Gender Variations: Parents supporting parents of transgender children. She has been an ally of Atlanta’s LGBTQ community for 25+ years beginning with her work at Positive Impact providing mental health services for those affected by HIV.

She is an enthusiastic professional who combines successful, results-oriented experience in technology with advanced degrees to deliver coaching, group facilitation, and training services to individuals and organizations.

Ann’s volunteer activities include Moms Demand Action for sensible gun safety, pro bono career coaching for the LGBTQ+ community, and involvement with local political organizations.

She has an undergraduate degree from the University at Albany, an MBA from Northeastern University, and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University.


(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


No BullyProgram Manager, Hannah (hannah@nobully.org)