How can I help?: Being a Cis-gendered Ally to the Trans Community

A session at Transgender Lives Conference 2012

Saturday 28th April, 2012

9:30am to 10:30am (EST)

"The goal of this workshop is to help non-trans (cis-gendered) individuals navigate the ins and outs of being an ally to the Trans community. Many people who have a friend or loved one that identifies as transgender and/or who want to be strong supporters of the trans community may find themselves reluctant to speak up or ask questions due to fear of saying the wrong thing. This workshop will be an discussion and open forum to process these feelings and explore some ways to be supportive and accurate allies.

Talking points include:
- Making mistakes are ok and can be learned from
- Sensitive topics and things that you do not need to know about a Trans to be their ally
- Ways to learn more and be a powerful support"

About the speakers

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Haley McCarthy

Haley McCarthy, MPH, CHES - Health Educator and Sexual Health Enthusiast

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Joleen Nevers

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Time 9:30am10:30am EST

Date Sat 28th April 2012

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