The first question we ask when a child is born is whether the baby is a boy or a girl. The answer often determines whether the next adjective used will be beautiful or strong and whether gifts will be pink or blue. This service will explore ways that gender norms and expectations can be limiting and harmful for all of us, especially those individuals who do not identify with the gender they are assigned at birth. How can we create a society in which every person is free to live as their authentic self? What are the gifts we all receive when transgender, gender non-binary and gender fluid individuals challenge our gender assumptions?
Leader: Rev. Alice Anacheka-Nasemann
Sunday, March 5, 10:30 am
Being a (Good) LGBTQ Ally
Workshop includes: Pronouns and Introductions (without Micro aggressions); Alphabet Soup (what the LGBTQIA letters mean and why there are so many); What to (not) say when someone comes out to you; Transgender issues (it’s more than just bathrooms); and how Heteronormativity hurts everyone (yes, even you).
Leader: Katie Cetin
Sunday, March 5 from 1-3 pm