Let’s Talk Gender Identity

What a privilege to be included amongst such an amazing group of voices for our movement! Thank you again for having me!

Thank you for joining us for our #FARSIGHTFRIDAY last week on Gender Identity. This was a powerful conversation that covered everything from recent laws and attacks on our trans communities, to the need for advocacy over allyship, to best practices for what advocates and allies can do in society and in the workplace, to supporting our children and youth who are exploring their own gender expansion. If you missed it, stay tuned for the video coming soon!

BIPOC or POC? Equity or Equality? The Debate Over Language on the Left.

Creating inclusive cultures in businesses and organizations of all types requires making space not only for individuals of diverse backgrounds, gender identities, and cultures but also for the rapidly evolving language that accompanies it. As Amy Harmon points out in her timely piece in the New York Times, this dynamic has created a focus on language which goes beyond mere symbolism but is necessary to achieve justice for underrepresented and marginalized groups, like mine, for example.

BIPOC or POC? Equity or Equality? The Debate Over Language on the Left.

Supreme Court hands victory to transgender students in locker room case

This is a huge deal and a momentous development for transgender youth! Call me an idealist, but perhaps, just perhaps, we can move away from the bathroom as the flashpoint in the transgender community’s fight to be heard and to be seen equally in our society…read article at LGBTQ Nation

Fatal violence against transgender and gender nonconforming people is spiking

Thank you for finding the words that elude me in my anger Charlotte Clymer:

“There are systemic barriers in place that enable this epidemic of violence against trans people, particularly, black trans women. It’s discrimination in employment, discrimination in housing, discrimination in credit. If you cannot create a livelihood, if you can’t get hired, if you can’t find suitable housing, you’re at greater risk of violence,” Charlotte Clymer, an LGBTQ+ activist, said.

Read Full Article Here

What Zone are YOU living in right now?

Be honest with yourself. Living in harmony means growing and being uncomfortable with how that growth feels.

{Chart was adapted by Andrew M. Ibrahim MD, MSc}