OCT 4 - 6, 2019



Youth - Mental Health - Advocacy and Action



5:00 pm

Registration opens

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Opening reception

Welcome - Nancy Guy, Bismarck City Commissioner.


Continental breakfast available to all hotel guests.

8:30 am

9:00 am

Registration opens

Opening Plenary

Welcome - Introductions - Updates from around ND.

9:45 am

10:15 am

Mapping the Environment - Facilitated Discussion

  Defining the political and cultural landscape of ND.


10:30 am

12:15 pm

1:30 pm

Plenary with Political Action Panel

  A panel representing members of local allied and national advocacy groups look at how to gain political power.          

Time will be allowed for audience questions and discussion.

Lunch - Youth Plenary Session 

   Youth from Williston, Fargo, Bismarck, and adult advisors give voice to the exciting and engaging work happening in our schools and communities. These young leaders discuss their dreams and the concerns they see before them.

Breakout Session 1

1. Since Stonewall - 50 years of Activism: A Historical Perspective

    - Troy Stevenson

2. Intersections - Faith and the LGBTQ+ Community

3. Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth

     - Asaf Orr

4. Telling Your Story - A practical session on developing YOUR story and being able to tell it confidently.

3:00 pm

3:15 pm

4:30 pm

5:00 pm


Breakout Session 2

1. Progress on the Prairie - Civics 101: How laws are made in ND.

    - Josh Boschee

2. Know Your Rights - Youth directed discussion w/National advocates.

    - Asaf Orr

3. LGBTQ+ Healthcare Access - Making sure you get the best care.

4. Spotlight on ND Communities - What's happening around the state.

    Growing pride - Highlighting what's happening in Williston &



Reception with Cash Bar

   Premiere showing of the Breaking Barriers media presentation by Larry Peterson and members of the Oral History Project from Red River Rainbow Seniors.

6:00 pm

Dinner - Federal LBGTQ+ Policy 

   Ming Wong - National Center for Lesbian Rights

   Troy Stevenson - The Trevor Project


Continental breakfast available to all hotel guests

9:00 am

10:30 am

10:45 am


2:00 pm

1:00 pm

Opening Plenary - Mental Health Access

   Panel discussion about the critical issue identified at the 2018 Summit:

How to find a competent LGBTQ+ healthcare provider. 


Breakout Session 3

1. LGBTQ+ friendly schools & communities - The Trevor Project

2. Law Enforcement as an ally

    - Andrea Noll, LGBTQ+ Liaison officer from the Fargo Police      


3. Increasing healthcare accessibility in ND - questions you should ask your healthcare provider.

4. Two Spirit presentation.

Networking Lunch 

What's next? - Closing facilitated discussion.


The Presenters

Ming Wong

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Supervising Helpline Attorney

Ming Wong is the Supervising Helpline Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, where he also runs their Rural Pride and Poverty Law/Legal Aid programming, and is a staff attorney for NCLR’s Immigration Project, providing legal assistance to LGBTQ+ immigrants fleeing persecution in their countries of origin. He was given a Best Lawyers Under 40 award by the National LGBT Bar Association. He is a former executive committee member of the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and currently sits on the board of the Pride Law Fund, which funds fellowships for attorneys and law graduates doing cutting edge legal work for the LGBTQ+ community.

Troy Stevenson

The Trevor Project

Troy Stevenson is a nationally recognized civil LGBTQ advocate having served as executive director of both Garden State Equality - in New Jersey - and Freedom Oklahoma, both statewide LGBTQ rights organizations. Troy served as a field director on the 2008 and 2012 Obama presidential campaigns working extensively in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. As well as serving on the board of directors for numerous local and national organizations. Troy is an Oklahoma native and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in political science, before earning a law degree from the University of Westminster in London. 


Asaf Orr

National Centerfor Lesbian Rights

Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney

Developing a passion for social justice at a young age, Asaf joined NCLR in 2012 after years of representing students with disabilities and people living with HIV/AIDS. As NCLR’s Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney, Asaf works to safeguard the rights of transgender and gender-expansive youth to be affirmed and supported for who they are. By changing the life trajectories of transgender and gender-expansive youth through litigation, public policy, and advocacy, Asaf hopes to create a future where all children can thrive.

Joshua Boschee

North Dakota House of Representatives

Representative Josh Boschee was first elected to the ND House of Representatives in 2012 and re-elected for his second term in November 2016. Josh spent most of the last year running to be North Dakota’s 15th Secretary of State. This past December, he was elected by his fellow caucus members to serve as the House Minority Leader.


Representative Boschee's legislative focus has been on passing a fully inclusive, statewide nondiscrimination statute, increasing opportunities for North Dakota small businesses, enhancing early childhood education and childcare services throughout the state, campaign finance reform, expanding access to local foods and developing a statewide commitment to moving North Dakotans out of poverty.


When he's not representing his north Fargo constituents in Bismarck, Josh serves as the Sales Manager for Hatch Realty, leading a team of 20 real estate agents. Before he jumped into real estate, Josh worked in Student Affairs for eight years at NDSU and MSUM, where he found his passion for helping people establish, implement and achieve their goals.



Join Dakota OutRight, North Dakota Human Rights Coalition, Red River Rainbow Seniors, Pride Collective, Williston Rainbow Rendezvous, the Equality Federation, the Human Rights and American Campaign, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the ACLU, the Trevor Project Foundation for Suicide Prevention for the 2nd annual North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit.

2nd Annual ND Human Rights Coalition LGBTQ+ Summit-

October 4-6 in Mandan, ND.

Additional information will be sent to you after registration.

Registrar Linda Hamann, fagerham@cableone.net, 701-799-4893

If you cannot attend and would like to make a donation toward the scholarship fund so that others can attend this year, please click below. A donation in any amount is appreciated.


The Venue

The Baymont Inn

2711 Old Red Trail

Mandan, ND

(701) 663-7401

Make reservations for your stay during the ND LGBTQ Summit directly through the Baymont Inn.

Room Rate: $85/night (Room block rate available until September 20th)

As of 9/24 there were still some rooms available at this rate.

Ask for rooms reserved for Dakota OutRight LGBTQ.


Scholarships are available if your attendance is dependent on travel or hotel expenses.

Please contact Linda Hamann at (701) 799-4893 (text or phone) or fagerham@cableone.net.

Additional information will be emailed to you after registering for the 2019 Summit.


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