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What the +?: Understanding and Supporting Expansive LGBTQ+ Identities
Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Simple, right? Not for everyone. As conversations about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression evolve and individuals feel empowered to own less commonly understood identities it can create challenges for even the most well-intentioned ally. That’s why education around what it means to hold often ignored, less visible, identities that make up “the plus'' is so important. Join us to learn more about terminology that may be new for some (as well as terms and comments to avoid), how to demonstrate allyship to less visible communities, and creating spaces that are more inclusive for individuals with identities that commonly make up “the plus” in LGBTQ+.

Apr 29, 2021 08:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jean-Marie Navetta
Director of Learning & Inclusion
Jean-Marie Navetta is the Director of Learning & Inclusion for PFLAG National, leading its Straight for Equality project. Jean-Marie is the former Director of Communications for PFLAG where she increased the organization’s visibility in outlets including The New York Times and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She was also Media Relations Manager for the American Association of University Women, where her work focused on issues such as discrimination in education, pay equity, and Title IX. But Jean-Marie is, most importantly, living proof that Philosophy majors can get real jobs.
Jamie Henkel
Learning & Inclusion Manager
Jamie Henkel is the Learning & Inclusion Manager at PFLAG National. She joined the PFLAG National staff in April 2008 as Operations Associate. Prior to her time at PFLAG she completed two internships with the Richmond Peace Education Center and Hope in the Cities. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Social Justice Studies. She also received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from George Mason University.