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Transgender Identities: Sensitivity and Understanding

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM
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Transgender Identities: Sensitivity and Understanding 

Transgender Identities: Understanding and Sensitivity will explore transgender identity for those interested in learning more about this population. It will include a discussion of how gender identity differs from sexual orientation, and an overview of the vocabulary and definitions necessary to understand and speak sensitively to and about those who identify as nonbinary or transgender. Attendees will learn the process of transitioning and what it entails: emotionally, physically and legally. It will include an exercise that invites attendees to delve deeper into their own gender identity. To leverage a variety of learning skills, the presentation will include facts, definitions, interactive exercises, storytelling and even a game to play. It will include insights into the trans experience in the workforce as well as a brief discussion of the politics currently at play around trans identity. Finally it will offer the opportunity to ask questions in a safe place.

Presented by: Catherine Hyde

Catherine V Hyde has worked in social justice for 20 years. She retired in 2020 as senior director of Digital Engagement for a national nonprofit that works to end housing insecurity. She is founder of Navigating What’s Next, a coaching practice specializing in coaching and consulting in support of LGBTQ+ communities. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Executive Certificate program in Leadership Coaching and is ACC certified by the International Coaching Federation. Catherine did not listen to her child who, at the age of 3, told her that something had gone wrong in her belly and that he was supposed to be a she. Her child’s journey, as the first youth to transition in her county school system, inspired Catherine’s advocacy. She volunteers with the National Board of Directors for PFLAG (the extended family of the lesbian and gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community) and speaks and trains on transgender understanding and sensitivity, nationally and internationally. Catherine has testified before the Transgender Task Force of the U.S. Senate's LGBT Caucus on safety issues facing our trans youth, and has served as an advisor to the US Department of Justice on trans sensitivity training. 

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