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Expanding our learning – Creating Affirming Environments for LGBTQ Youth and Adults!


On June 13, our Health Policy and Planning (HPP) staff attended the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression (SOGIE) 101  training hosted by the San Mateo County Pride Center. The training broke down the latest LGBTQ terminology and work to help us build our strengths and grow as LGBTQ+ advocates and leaders. A number of tools were provided to help us in checking our own misconceptions, facing our biases, and building a safe environment for our communities. The tools included Effective Trans Ally Poster, Cisgender Privileges Checklist, and Words that are Transphobic and Why.