FREE Beyond Trans 101 workshop
Join the Arlington LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission for a FREE workshop on supporting the trans community. Monday, Aug. 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, Arlington Senior Center, 27 Maple St. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite members of the LGBTQIA+ community and experienced allies to this overview of the issues transgender, gender queer, and gender variant people face; cultural information; history; and the connections between the trans movement and gay rights movement. (For people who are interested but haven't done Trans 101 work yet, we'll have a more introductory event this fall.)
- What does it mean to be transgender?
- Where do trans people fit into the larger movement for rainbow-community rights?
- How can cis folks be effective allies to trans communities?
The LGBTQIA+ communities have always been historically linked, but transphobia and homophobia have been used to try to keep them separated. Trans individuals deal with a myriad of issues, some similar to LGBQ+ struggles and some significantly different. This training will help participants explain the “T” in LGBTQIA+ to others.
Changing policies for trans youth and adults can mean the difference between them being outed and/or denied access to services and being in control of their medical information, their identity, and their dignity. Participants will leave with concrete ideas of policy changes they can implement to create more welcoming and inclusive institutions.