Tree with flowered weeds growing at the base, leaning towards the sun

Weeds Are Flowers, Too

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.”

Love saves lives, is the message in this discussion that speaks about the joys of being an LGBTQ+/ Gender expansive youth. It also touches on the vulnerabilities that are present in the life of a young person who is not validated and loved for exactly who they are.  We continue our month’s theme of “Widening the Circle” with a talk by Alex Francisco sharing her personal experience and professional perspective.

We begin the program promptly at 10:30 am ET, with gathering time from 10:15 on Zoom. We will try to end by 11:30. The Zoom room will be open until noon for socializing.

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Feb 27 2022


America/New York
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Online: Zoom only


  • Alex Francisco
    Alex Francisco
    Director of Youth and Young Adult Services, The Phyllis B. Frank Pride Center

    Alex Francisco, is the Director of Youth and Young Adult Services at The Phyllis B. Frank Pride Center (Rockland County Pride Center) and a 2021 recipient of the GLSEN Leadership Award. She grew up in Rockland County and came of age in New York City. She is the founder of The Pride Center’s Youth Program where her life experience prepares LGBTQ+ young people with the tools to live a more affirmed, safer and fuller life.


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