LGBTQIA+ AND Equity: Bringing One's Whole Self to the Team
June 30, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:30am (PST)
The LGBTQIA+ community was under attack by the last presidential administration, which sought to restrict their rights. There were some deadly outcomes: in 2020, for example, 37 transgender or gender-nonconforming people were violently killed in the U.S.—the deadliest year ever recorded for this population group. Black transgender women were particularly targeted with “dehumanizing acts of physical and sexual violence.”
In addition, research shows that some segments of the LGBTQ community “are more vulnerable to suffering from chronic health conditions, see higher prevalence and earlier onset of disabilities, and experience higher rates of illness and health challenges related to HIV/AIDS, substance use, mental illness, and sexual and physical violence.” —“Improving the Lives and Rights of LGBTQ People in America: A Road Map for the Biden Administration, Center for American Progress, January 12, 2021.
The goal of this session is to show how deceptive information is being applied to LGBTQIA+ community, its effect in the workplace, and how we can help ensure fair treatment of this community. We want Series participants to know how to challenge disrespectful and misleading information and how to be an ally in creating an inclusive environment where LGBTQIA+ people can bring their whole selves to the team.