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Safe Zone: Gender Identity- Current

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Transcript of Safe Zone: Gender Identity- Current

Gender Identity
Learning Outcomes
Participants will have a greater understanding of definitions regarding gender, gender identity, and gender expression.

Participants will learn about lived experiences from individuals who are gender minorities to further increase their understanding of gender identity.

Participants will explore how gender minorities have influenced LGBTQIA culture and American history.
Safe Zone:
Gender Identity
Introductions
Understanding Gender
Biological sex
Gender
Gender identity
Sponsored by: University of Wyoming Campus Activities Center
**Please note that these are not the only terms, just some of the most common. Additionally, different words have different meanings depending on the group/community.
Pronoun Game

DSM-5 - Published in 2013
Lived Experiences
What can we do?
History
Resources
Rainbow Resource Center, Room 106,
Wyoming Union
http://www.uwyo.edu/rrc


University Counseling Center, 341 Knight
Hall
http://www.uwyo.edu/ucc/


The Trevor Project
866-488-7386
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/


St. Paul's United Church of Christ
www.laramieucc.org
stpucc@gmail.com
(307)742-7733


Questions?
Lindy Westenhoff
Pronouns: she/her/hers and they/them/theirs
Safe Zone Coordinator
UW Campus Activities Center
safezone@uwyo.edu
(307) 766-3500
Director of Diversity, ASUW
(307) 766-5204
asuwexc5@uwyo.edu


Office of Diversity and Employment Practices
(307) 766-3459

Counselor Education Training Clinic,
(307) 766-6820
cetc@uwyo.edu
http://www.uwyo.edu/profstudies/counseling/counseling-services.html

Trans Lifeline
(877) 565-8860


How are gender identity and expression related to sexual orientation?


"I’ll always see you as a son/daughter/brother/sister."

Personal questions about body/surgery/sex life.

"You’ll never be able to have kids."

"You’ll never be a real man/woman."
What are some things not to say or ask?

Rites of Passage
Understanding Gender

Cisgender
Transgender
Transsexual
Genderfluid
**Please note that these are not the only terms, just some of the most common. Additionally, different words have different meanings depending on the group/community.
What you can say or do:
Listen to their story.

Consider their feelings.

Be careful about confidentiality, disclosure, and "outing."

Share resources and knowledge if appropriate.

Have a conversation with them about what their expectations are of you as their friend or ally.



Lindy Westenhoff
Pronouns: she/her/hers and they/them/theirs
Safe Zone Coordinator
UW Campus Activities Center
safezone@uwyo.edu
(307)766-3500



National Center for Transgender Equality
http://transequality.org/

Trans Youth Education and Support of Colorado
http://www.tyes-colorado.org/

Gender Spectrum Handbook
http://pridenet.ca/wp-content/uploads/the-gender-spectrum.pdf
Never, ever, ever... ever use the word "it."
Ground Rules
1. Ask Questions
2. Vegas Rules
3. LOL
4. Share the Airtime
5. It's Okay to Change Your Mind
6. Challenge by Choice

LGBTQIA+
Thank you!
Questions? safezone@uwyo.edu
Transgender Day of Remembrance - 1999
Christine Jorgensen - 1951
Stonewall riots - 1969
Image distributed under CC 3.0 license
Via glaad.org
Is gender the same thing as gender identity?
Never, ever, use the word "it" to refer to a person unless they explicitly tell you to.
EVER
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