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Jan 25, 2018

Equality NC and Time Out Youth Center Joint Director of Youth Policy, Dr. Todd Rosendahl, Appointed to North Carolina Youth Advisory Council

RALEIGH, NC — Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest and oldest organization working for LGBTQ equality and Time Out Youth Center, the Charlotte region’s oldest LGBTQ youth center, are proud to announce that Dr. Todd Rosendahl, Equality NC’s and Time Out Youth Center’s joint Director of Youth Policy, has been appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Youth Advisory Council. The State Youth Council is comprised of dedicated youth and concerned adults working with local government agencies to address the needs of their local peers. Dr. Rosendahl will be a critical part in ensuring the success of the council by organizing programs and projects for participating youth to enhance the communities and the well-being of other youth in their communities.

“Equality NC is elated that Todd has been appointed to the State Youth Advisory Council by Governor Roy Cooper,” said Equality NC Interim Executive Director Matt Hirschy. “It is so important to have LGBTQ representation on the State’s Youth Advisory Council to ensure that youth participating in the program can live their true selves without fear of discrimination. Todd’s extensive experience and knowledge will be a valuable addition to the Youth Advisory Council. We are excited by the opportunities and possibilities that will result from this appointment in communities across the state of North Carolina.”

"We are so proud of Todd’s appointment to the State Youth Advisory Council," said Rodney Tucker, Executive Director at Time Out Youth Center. “His dedication to the Charlotte region has made a profound impact to protect and save the lives of LGBTQ youth. We are excited to see the impact he will have across the state.”

Dr. Todd Rosendahl has been the joint Director of Youth Policy for Equality NC and Time Out Youth Center since January 2017. Dr. Rosendahl has trained thousands of K-12 school staff members across North Carolina on how to create safer and more welcoming schools for LGBTQ students. He also assists school districts with LGBTQ-inclusive policy/regulation writing, supports genders and sexualities alliances (GSAs) in middle/high schools, and leads the annual Carolina Conference on Queer Youth in Charlotte. The position was created through a partnership with Equality NC and Time Out Youth Center and is partially funded by Bank of America.

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