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Education & Training Calendar


Medically Necessary: What does trans-affirming and inclusive health insurance look like?

Tuesday, November 10, 11:45A-12:45P

While health insurance companies and employers have made strides in increasing access to health insurance that covers gender affirming surgery, health insurance programs still mostly fall short of fully supporting trans employees in their full transition.  The complete, needed procedures are often not covered because they are deemed as “medically unnecessary.”  This panel program features transgender employees and industry leaders sharing their perspectives and needs, and how existing health insurance plans are not sufficient in fully supporting trans employees in their transitions. 


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Charging Up Your GSA

Get your GSA club re-energized with opportunities to empower and train your club members, attract new members, and plan and organize various “days of action” to stop bullying. GSA club members will have the opportunity to share their best practices from their own GSA club. Participants will also learn about how they can incorporate anti-bullying peer programs, HIV/sexual health education, and more!

Upstander Training (GSA Clubs)

Don’t Stand By, Stand Up! Become an UPSTANDER at this LGBT Network interactive workshop, it trains and empowers youth to intervene when they see bullying. Participants will be trained to identify types of bullying and bystander behaviors. Through role-play, participants will better understand bystander behavior and have the opportunity to practice effective and appropriate responses to bullying. 

LGBT 101

This interactive workshop provides an introduction to the LGBT community by defining common terminology, explaining the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, and exploring both risk factors and resiliencies. The training will conclude with a discussion of best practices to create safer and more supportive environments for LGBT people.

Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming & Non Binary (TGNCNB) Experiance (T201)

This educational and interactive training will improve understanding of the unique experiences of people who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary (TGNCNB). We will discuss some of the various ways in which TGNCNB people may or may not transition and how to support each person’s individual journey. Topics covered will include knowledge of the social and health needs of the community, creating safer and more affirming spaces, and identifying local TGNCNB affirming resources.

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