OCT 2 - 4, 2020

Embrace Your Power

                     Virtual Summit


Embrace Your Power



6:00 pm

Meeting Room Opens for Social

7:00 - 9:00pm

Opening reception

Welcome - Alex Johnson, Barry Nelson, and Brandi Hardy - Discussion about past Summits and the direction we are going today. 


8:30 am

9:00 am

Morning Greeting

Opening - Vivian Topping

Icebreaker Challenges

11:00 am


1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

7:00 pm

Break Out Sessions

Transition 101 – Alexandria Holder

LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicidality - Troy Stevenson        and Keygan Miller

Family Law Q&A– Ming Wong and Shannon Parvey

Lunch Break - Lunch Discussion - What Are You Eating?

Keynote - Alexandria Holder

Keynote - Joshue Boschee 

Breakout Sessions

Transition in the Military – Alexandria Holder

Know Your Rights – Ming Wong, Troy Stevenson, Keygan Miller



Drag Bingo


9:00 am

Keynote - LGBTQ+ Liason Officer Andrea Noll

10:00 am

Keynote - Conversion Therapy - Sam Brinton

11:00 am


Breakout Sessions 

LGBTQ Inclusive Sex Education (Youth) - Keygan Miller

Changing Hearts and Minds: Deep Canvassing for Transgender Equality - Vivian Topping

Transitioning with the family – Alexandria and Brittanie Holder


 Coming together as a community and networking lunch

1:00 pm

Keynote - Erica Thunder

2:00 pm

What's Next? - Closing Facilitated Discussion - Barry Nelson

3:00 pm


5:00 pm

LGBTQ+ Books and Movies Discussion

The Presenters

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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. 


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Alexandria Holder

LGBTQ+ Military Advocate

Alexandria Holder is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, with a specific focus on the military transgender population. She utilizes her own experiences as an active duty service member to mentor and educate various groups regarding difficulties facing LGBTQ+ members of the United States military and to advocate for their equal treatment to senior leaders, elected officials, and to the public. She has been featured as one of the 150 most powerful women in Washington, D.C., in Washingtonian magazine, was praised by Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, was the keynote speaker at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland 2019 Pride event, and was published in the New York Times.

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.

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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, and the Trevor Project  for the 3rd annual North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit.

3nd Annual ND LGBTQ+ Summit-

October 2-4.

Additional information will be sent to you after registration.


2020 North Dakota LQBTQ+ Summit

October 2-4, 2020


Registration Begins August 1, 2020


Early Bird Registration from August 1 to Sept 11, 2020

Students, College Students & Chaperones +$10 after Sept 11, 2020

Regular Registration & Seniors +$20 after Sept 11, 2020


Registration Ends September 25, 2020  EXTENDED THRU 9/30/20


Scholarship Deadline September 11, 2020

Application information on registration page


An important message to those interested in registering for this years Summit


This years summit will be held virtually using Zoom. Information regarding this format will be sent to you upon registering for the 2020 Summit. Registration fee information below: 



Student (Under 18) August 1 to Sept 11 $20  After Sept 11 $30

College Student  August 1 to Sept 11 $25 After Sept 11 $35

Chaperone August 1 to Sept 11 $20 After Sept 11 $30

Regular Registration (under 55) August 1 to Sept 11 $50 After Sept 11 $70

Seniors (55+) August 1 to Sept 11 $40 After Sept 11 $60

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

Though we wish we were meeting in person, we are taking an opportunity to take this summit virtual this year!


Our Sponsors

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