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Gender Diversity in a New Decade: Affirmative Care with Transgender and Non-binary People

11:00am - May 15, 2020
South Southwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2020
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Contact us at ari.acosta@austin.utexas.edu

The contemporary experience of gender diverse people (including identities such as transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and others) is one of profound contradictions. Popular culture and social media allow room for much more diverse identity and expression; however, gender diverse people in many parts of the US and elsewhere experience a hostile sociopolitical climate. As such, gender diverse people need support from clinicians and educators now more than ever.This webinar aims to increase participants’ understanding of the diversity of gender expression, gender identity, and biological sex. We will strive to expand attendees’ knowledge beyond the gender binary by providing an overview of community experiences, identity markers and meanings, research related to the construct of gender minority stress, and potential differences in journeys for binary transgender and non-binary transgender persons. We will also touch on current events and how transgender community members are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.