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June 3, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Holland, MI 49423
Queer Trans 101 Community Learning Opportunity
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Queer & Trans 101: A Training for Allies

Thursday, June 3, 2021

In this interactive training, participants will: • Explore the concepts of gender, sex, and sexual orientation • Learn about systems of oppression impacting LGBTQIA+ people • Gain practical strategies to create more inclusive spaces The presentation begins with an exploration of contemporary issues impacting LGBTQIA+ people at the local, state, and national levels, inviting participants to share their knowledge and reflect on their own experiences in the workplace and beyond. This establishes a real-life context and clear reference points for the following discussions of terminology and concepts. Presenters go over the meaning of each letter in LGBTQIA+, providing insight into nuances of meaning and consideration for how language has shifted over time. This leads into a discussion of the distinction between sex and gender and between gender identity and sexual orientation. Intended for audiences of all knowledge levels.