|Putting The T In Equality|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2018
Contact: Julie Rodriguez, 503-222-6151 x 117
February 25 Training Teaches Pendleton Allies how to Support Transgender Friends and Family
Pendleton, OR – Basic Rights Oregon, the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group, and PFLAG Pendleton, are excited to announce a free training at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. As the political climate in the U.S. grows increasingly hostile for transgender members of our communities, it is now more important than ever that friends, family, and community leaders learn to become effective allies.
During the session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of transgender identities, including pronoun best practices and common gender concepts. They’ll also explore the barriers currently facing transgender Oregonians and the federal and state non-discrimination laws that protect them. An encouraging workshop environment will allow participants to learn together, ask questions, and deepen empathy so that they can leave as more confident allies to the transgender community.
The training will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. Those interested in attending can RSVP at http://basicrights.org/events.
What: “Putting the T in Equality” Transgender Allyship Training
When: Sunday, February 25, 2018
2 p.m. to 4:30 pm
Where: Pendleton Center for the Arts 214 N Main St Pendleton, OR 97801
Who: Dominic López, Organizing & Education Manager, Basic Rights Oregon
Chase Doremus, Transgender Justice Trainer & Organizer, Basic Rights Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon is the state’s largest nonprofit lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group. Basic Rights Oregon works to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion and achieving policy victories. For more information, visit basicrights.org.
PFLAG Pendleton organized several years ago as a group of caring parents providing support for other parents who might be struggling with the “coming out” process their child and family was experiencing. In 2005 PFLAG Pendleton reorganized following the trend across the county to provide support for their GLBTQ families and friends suffering from the stressors of a negative political and social environment. Locally, every meeting offers opportunities for sharing in an open yet confidential dialogue with other members of our community. Each meeting provides a brief educational program and opportunities to work toward changing both private and public opinion.