This Saturday, Pegstar and Fitzgerald’s are inviting the Houston community to join local bands to raise $10,000 for Gender Infinity as a part of the Fitz Benefit Show Series.

Five years ago, Houstonians Becca and Colt Keo-Meier, a Social Work Ph.D. student and licensed psychologist, respectively, recognized there were very few organizations offering educational or professional resources to gender diverse youth and their families. Together, with Bob McLaughlin and Robbie Sharp, they founded Gender Infinity to close this resource gap.

“We offer what we call the 3 C’s,” explained the Keo-Meiers. “Consultation for providers, schools, and trainings about gender and sexuality, Clinical services for families and youth who are gender diverse, and an annual Conference.”

Every year since its inception, Gender Infinity has held an annual two-day conference in Houston. The first day, Provider and Advocacy Training Day, is designed for advocates and providers who work in a formal setting with teens and kids so they can discuss ways to provide better support and services. Day two of the conference, Family Day, is for families with youth, ages 4-25, who may be questioning their gender and sexuality or have made a gender transition. This is a space where everyone can ask questions, learn, and play, and also for the kids to know they have a community of love and support.

 

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