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General News · 29th August 2023
Connie Quayle
As trans people have had human rights protected in Canada (since 2017) more of us are coming out to live our real lives. This increased visibility means more people are seeing what is possible with gender, taking the time to explore personal truths and asking for inclusion in society.

Misinformation about trans people is rampant. Discrimination is normalized. Genderqueer people do live, as they always have, in your community and the world around us.

Take a couple hours to come out to a free workshop on Sept 5, 6-8:00 to expand your understanding of what it means to be genderqueer and how to support and live with this diversity in your community, organizations, and home.

Topics include:
- terms and words, so we speak the same language
- how to work with pronouns
- creating safer spaces for gender diversity
- gender transitions and how to support
- transphobia and what it looks like
- cisgender privilege and what it looks like
- gender theory basics, trans inclusion as feminist action
- movement and reflection in how you hold your gender
- open space to ask questions of a trans educator

email to register
no cost
6-8 Sept 5 in Mansons

You are welcome to email questions in advance and have them addressed during the workshop


Connie Quayle (she/her) has been facilitating gender diversity training sessions for the for the past three years in a variety of contexts including community organizations, government, yoga teacher trainings, retreat centres and educational spaces. She has a MA in Conflict Management and is a BC certified teacher with over 20 years working in education supporting families through much of life's growth and learning. Connie is also a queer, trans woman and shares personal anecdotes and reflections as part of her workshops. She has a reputation for holding compassionate safer spaces for questions and conversation on sensitive topics.