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Robin P. McHaelen, MSW

Robin is the Founder and former Executive Director of True Colors, Inc. She helped create one of the first LGBTQ+ mentoring programs in the country in 2005. She has co-authored two books, a book chapter, and several articles on LGBTQ+ youth and is a nationally recognized thought leader. She is the recipient of numerous awards and is an adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University, teaching intergroup communications and human sexuality. In 2021, Robin was appointed by Connecticut’s Governor Lamont to the newly formed Hate Crimes Commission.
24 May 2022

Anti-LGBTQ+ Initiatives: What Is an Educator to Do?

From the “Don’t Say Gay” bill to bans on transgender youth in high school sports to claims of abuse against intact families for providing gender-affir...

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