Webinar

Asking About Gender: Confronting Assumptions and Challenging Transphobia

2022

Asking About Gender: Confronting Assumptions and Challenging Transphobia

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This webinar was hosted by YouthREX in partnership with LGBT YouthLine.

HERE’S HOW THE HOSTS DESCRIBE THIS WEBINAR:

When we collect demographic information about youth, how can we ensure that our gender menus make space for all gender identities? How do the questions we ask about gender reflect assumptions that can perpetuate harm and reproduce transphobia?

The way we ask about gender matters. We all want to be acknowledged for who we are – to be respected, and to be referred to accurately and appropriately. In order to respect all youth, we must ensure that the way we ask about gender reflects the diversity of our lived realities.

YouthREX and LGBT YouthLine partnered for this interactive webinar to interrogate and challenge how we understand gender and how we engage with gender in our youth work.

Together, we:

  • confronted the ‘problem’ with gender;
  • expanded our definitions and understandings of gender;
  • interrogated assumptions inherent to the gender binary;
  • determined how we can challenge transphobia in our practice; and
  • explored Asking About Gender: A Toolkit for Youth Workers, developed by YouthREX and LGBT YouthLine.

Access the slide deck by clicking on the Webinar Resource button above.

ICYMI, this French-language resource from The 519, Créer des milieux authentiques: Une boîte à outils sur l’identité et l’expression de genre, was shared during the live webinar.

Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). (2022, April 21). Asking About Gender: Confronting Assumptions and Challenging Transphobia [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/LYmj1z9d87c

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