Transgender 101 for Healthcare Students

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm


This location is ADA accessible

Ever teel like you missed out on the class where everyone learned about transgender and non-binary identities? Nervous about saying something wrong? It's really common for people without 101 knowledge to feel hesitant to engage in trans-related conversations out of fear of saying something hurtful or ignorant. We are here to help you build that foundation of knowledge that will help you navigate future conversations with greater confidence and ease. During our time together, we will review common terms, explore topics such as the ditterences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, and explore examples of how anti-transgender prejudice intersects with other forms of oppression. We will model how to navigate these conversations using up-to-date and affirming language, and review three essential guidelines for supporting transgender and non-binary people in all spaces. Going beyond knowledge, this session provides strategies that you can implement immediately to be more affirming of the transgender and non-binary people in your life and community!

Sponsored by
LGBT Center, Penn Nursing, Edios LGBTQ+ Health Initiative, GSWS
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