Category: Events

Register today for our March webinar!

Webinar – Prevalent Hepatitis Issues within LGBT & YMSM Communities

Please join us for our next webinar on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11:00 am PDT!

This webinar will provide information on viral hepatitis and its prevalence within the LGBT & YMSM populations. Content will cover viral hepatitis, incidence rates, risk factors for hepatitis infection, including the correlation between substance use and unprotected sex, and recommended culturally responsive best practices for successful outcomes when working with the LGBT & YMSM communities.

The goal of the webinar is to increase participant knowledge of viral hepatitis within the LGBT & YMSM communities to address risk behaviors and improve health outcomes.

Please join us for this webinar facilitated by Paul Warren and Diana Padilla with NDRI-USA and the NeC- ATTC.  

Register today at: Hepatitis Webinar Registration Link

TOT in Los Angeles

We hosted our fourth TOT event in Los Angeles, California on February 1-2, 2017!  We are excited to have twenty new trainers able to deliver trainings on behalf of the YMSM + LGBT CoE!

To learn more about our trainings and to schedule one please email

YMSM Pre-Conference Workshop

The YMSM + LGBT COE held a pre-conference workshop on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in Universal City, California at the Hilton Universal Hotel.

Workshop attendees participated in a new training entitled, “Engaging and Retaining Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (YMSM) in Culturally Responsive Services”.  This course is a full-day training, which is intended for any providers who have contact with YMSM individuals (including MH and SUD clinicians, HIV providers, state, local and county government employees, primary care providers, public health practitioners, prevention specialists, community based organizations, teachers and counselors).  The curriculum consists of five modules, beginning with an introduction to key terms and concluding with treatment considerations.  The other modules address culture, minority stress and related health issues.

By the end of the workshop participants were be able to:

  1. Define cultural competence, humility, proficiency and identity and incorporate practices that engage and retain YMSM in care.
  2. Define minority stress and explore its impact on the physical and mental health of YMSM & LGBT people.
  3. Identify two factors that might contribute to substance use among YMSM clients.

The Integrated Care Conference also featured and LGBT track.  To learn more please visit: Integrated Care Conference 2016



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Penny Lane Center’s 8th Annual EDGY Conference

The EDGY 2016 Conference will take place on November 18, 2016 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.  This meeting has a something for everyone – whether you are a professional that works with LGBTQ youth, a parent, or an advocate that wants to learn more about how we can all better empower and support LGBTQ youth and families.

Please visit the conference website to read more and register!