As people who are transgender and nonbinary become more visible, the need to have educated and engaged allies to support them becomes greater. In this session, we’ll review the core learnings for people who want to be allies to their trans and nonbinary friends and family and then put what they’ve learned to work, navigating real-world interactions. Here’s your chance to strengthen and demonstrate your skills as an ally!

In this session you’ll:

  • Quickly review the terminology that allies should be able to use language confidently when talking about gender identity and expression;
  • Look at research and data about the lived experiences of those who identify as trans and/or nonbinary to ensure we are better equipped to illustrate the real harm of policies that are not inclusive; 
  • Reinforce our personal responsibilities as allies and learn more about better practices around supporting and engaging new allies;
  • Participate in a highly interactive discussion putting what you’ve learned to work, by sharing how you’d navigate some common (but tough) scenarios.  

We will also reserve plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions!