Hearing set to examine content of LGBTQ youth conference in Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa lawmaker has announced a hearing to investigate allegations of inappropriate content at a conference earlier this year on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann said Oct. 27 that members of the House Government Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on Nov. 18.

Kaufmann, a Wilton Republican who is committee chairman, says he received complaints from parents and school administrators about some content presented at the April conference. He says some students exposed to the material were in junior high school.

The conference was hosted by Iowa Safe Schools. Nate Monson, executive director for the advocacy group, says the hearing is an attack on LGBTQ youth. House Democratic Minority Leader Mark Smith expressed a similar response in a press release.

Kaufmann says the hearing is not political.

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