EDGY Conference

Nako Ramos
Nako Ramos
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Nako Ramos
Nako (they/them) is an educator, researcher, and community builder born and raised in Koreatown, Los Angeles, where their exposure to community organizing began. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, with a bachelor's in Political Science and Legal Studies, they spent five years in the bay area supporting union strikes, and providing reproductive health information to young people at local events. Postcolonial, abolitionist, and intersectional feminist literature from scholars such as Angela Davis, Kimberly Crenshaw, and bell hooks are at the foundation of their work. Their commitment to sharing ancestral knowledge is driven by the belief that education is at the cornerstone of power.


Sex is not the Enemy: Reproductive Justice for LGBTQ+ Youth In Today’s Climate
The urgency for culturally competent, trauma-informed, and medically accurate education about sexual and reproductive health for LGBTQ+ young people is at an all time high. LGBTQ+ youth, particularly transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth, are oversexualized and under-educated about their sexual health and reproductive rights. That’s where we come in. This workshop will answer the questions: What rights do LGBTQ+ youth have when it comes to sexual and reproductive healthcare, education, and confidentiality? What does age-appropriate education about healthy sexual development for LGBTQ+ youth look like? How can adult allies support LGBTQ+ in receiving reproductive and sexual health services and education?