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An Overview of the Experiences and Needs of Transgender and Non-binary Youth

March 7, 2023 at 6:30 pm EST

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join Jodi Argentino and her guest, Celeste Fiore, Esq. founder of Trans Affirming Alliance, a New Jersey non-profit, as they provide an overview of the experiences and needs of transgender and non-binary youth across the U.S.

“In this complimentary webinar series, we will engage in multi-disciplinary discussions about supporting and affirming gender diverse youth. I am honored to be joined by educational and mental health experts each session to share information in a way that is accessible to anyone who wants to learn. I chose to host this program over the entire month of March culminating in time for International Day of Transgender Visibility (March 31st) in celebration of the transgender and non-binary community.” -Jodi Argentino


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jodi.argentino@offitkurman.com | 973.245.9929

Jodi Argentino  has over two decades of experience in NJ and NY Family Law, with specialty focus on LGBTQIA+ community, non-biological parents, special needs children and neurodiverse individuals. Jo also has her Masters in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology, which informs her work as a litigator, mediator, Guardian ad Litem, and Parent Coordinator.

Jo is an active and passionate volunteer within the legal and LGBTQ+ communities and has written extensively on the subject of Family Law and LGBTQ issues. She has been a speaker for organizations in NY and NJ, as well as for various national venues. Her latest publication, "Affirmation is Essential for LGBTQ+ Youth in Family Court" can be found here.


Celeste Fiore

Celeste Fiore, Esq.

Founder, Trans Affirming Alliance

Celeste Fiore’s work as an LGBTQ educator, activist, and advocate.  Celeste holds a number of appointed positions that allow them to advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights on county and statewide levels. They are an appointed member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Public Access to Court Records and the Essex Vicinage’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement.

Celeste regularly presents on and writes about LGBTQ issues. They have been on Velshi on MSBC Show on MSNBC, 90.3 WMSC-FM radio, addressed numerous branches of government on LGBTQ needs, trained public and private sector groups and employees on these issues. They have written for numerous publications, including the American Bar Association and New Jersey Psychology’s special section on transgender issues. Their presentation credits include cultural competency trainings at a wide variety of companies, panels at local, state, and national bar associations.



Effects of complex trauma for gender-diverse children and the overwhelming essentiality of family acceptance. Register here.

GUEST: Philippa Connolly, PhD, Supervising Psychologist at Mt. Sinai


Overview of school-based resources, rights, and concerns for transgender and non-binary youth. Register here.

GUEST: Shannon Cuttle, Safe Schools Founder


Interdisciplinary practice in the LGBTQ+ world - recognizing the psychological impact of the court process in furthering the best interests of transgender and non-binary youth. Register here.

GUEST: Rebecca Stahl, JD, former Executive Director of Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Family, Children and the Courts


March 7, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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