Delivery time: Can be adjusted to be 2-6 hours in length. Minimum of 3 hours is preferable.
Audience: All social services and medical providers, support staff, board members, and others seeking basic overview of Transgender issues, concepts and challenges.
A/V Requirements: Overhead projector or LCD projector, flip chart, TV/VCR (if we show an optional video)
The term "transgender" is now common in HIV prevention and treatment work, but what exactly is the "T" in GLBT? How is transphobia different than homophobia and why is it important to work against both? This workshop will address issues for members of the Transgender community—specific barriers to health care, risks for HIV, and sources of pride—and how they differ (and overlap) with issues of the Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual communities. Through examining these issues in an interactive format—and looking at gender variance from a historical and cross-cultural perspective—participants will gain tools to serve and advocate for transgendered people in their communities. The presenter is a transgender activist and health trainer, committed to addressing these issues in a safe, engaging format. All levels of experience or understanding of transgender issues welcome.
Presentation will include didactic and interactive portions, with lecture and overhead presentation, participant exercises, and discussion.
To provide a thorough overview of Transgender issues for health care providers and community outreach workers needing to understand how to work with and serve this population.
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to: