Thank you very much to everyone who attended the program “Beyond Binary: A Conversation About Gender” last Friday, May 17. We had somewhere between 30 and 40 people attend this successful event. We hope everyone was able to take away a better understanding of what it means to be Transgender and what the Transgender experience is like. Special thank you to Amy McDonald from Family & Children’s Services for leading the conversation and moderating our panel discussion, and to the three panelists for their willingness to be vulnerable by answering audience questions and talking about their experiences as members of the Transgender community. Finally, many thanks to Rev. Connie and Amy Rogers for their leadership in making this program possible, to Denise Reiling for providing supporting resources (see below), and to everyone who brought snacks for intermission. If you were unable to attend the program, please see the links below for resources used during the program as well as extra educational materials.
From The Living Our Values Everyday (L.O.V.E.) Team
Resources & Educational Materials
I’ve Lived as a Man and a Woman
How to Talk to Transgender People
National Park Service LGBTQ Heritage Study
Genderbread Person: A teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces
National LGBT Health Education Center: Glossary of LGBT Terms for Health Care Teams
Unitarian Universalist Association’s “Transgender 101: Identity, Inclusion, and Resources”
Pronoun labels are provided underneath the name tags. You place them inside your badge holder towards the bottom.