Queer Identities and Allyship Workshop

In high school did you learn about gender identities, allyship and terms like cisgender, non-binary and AFAB? Neither did I. So much has changed in the last 10-20 years and it can be hard to keep up and understand the changing landscape, new terms and issues that the queer/trans communities are facing. 

This interactive workshop is a safe space to ask questions and learn about gender, assumptions and how to be inclusive and aware in the workplace or community.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will: 

  • understand the struggles and realities of gender diverse people 
  • understand new common-usage terms (e.g. cisgender, trans, non-binary and AFAB)
  • explore new perspectives and privilege
  • learn how to proactively use their understanding to be allies in the workplace and community
  • Claire Stainton, Manager
    "This workshop was the perfect introduction as Kit patiently covered all aspects of non-binary life in Aotearoa. With positivity and insight, Kit shared their life experience while acknowledging the experience within our management team.   What Kit provided us with is a window into this world and the opportunity to become allies as part of our work at the CAB. Following on from this workshop my own eyes have been opened. I have shared the written material with all volunteers and spoken with them about the workshop. At least two volunteers have printed the material to share with their families; hoping for example, to provide support for close family who are puzzled by what they are experiencing. In addition, I have observed the binary nature of support offered and am in a position to kindly point out the potential for the inclusion of our nonbinary community here.   It is a great privilege to have learned from Kit. To use pronouns correctly, to provide clients with all options for their demographic record and to manaaki all clients with respect for their identity."
    Claire Stainton, Manager
    Citizen Advice Bureau
  • Claire Stainton, Manager
    "This workshop was the perfect introduction as Kit patiently covered all aspects of non-binary life in Aotearoa. With positivity and insight, Kit shared their life experience while acknowledging the experience within our management team.   What Kit provided us with is a window into this world and the opportunity to become allies as part of our work at the CAB. Following on from this workshop my own eyes have been opened. I have shared the written material with all volunteers and spoken with them about the workshop. At least two volunteers have printed the material to share with their families; hoping for example, to provide support for close family who are puzzled by what they are experiencing. In addition, I have observed the binary nature of support offered and am in a position to kindly point out the potential for the inclusion of our nonbinary community here.   It is a great privilege to have learned from Kit. To use pronouns correctly, to provide clients with all options for their demographic record and to manaaki all clients with respect for their identity."
    Claire Stainton, Manager
    Citizen Advice Bureau