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Our 2SLGBTQIA+ 101 Training covers general terms relating to gender and sexuality, respecting pronouns and how to be an ally to gender non-conforming people. We will dive into thinking about our own experiences with gender and learn about the differences between gender identity, biological sex, gender expression and sexual orientation.

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This evidence-based 2SLGBTQIA+ training covers key concepts and general terms relating to gender and sexuality, practical skills for being in allyship with 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and grounds the group in intersectionality principles to create safer, more inclusive school environments.

Educational Objectives (Attendees will leave with the following):

  • Key 2SLGBTQIA+ concepts, terms, and definitions
  • Practical skills for working with trans, gender non-conforming, and Two Spirit populations in particular
  • A working definition of intersectionality, a brief introduction to its origins, and ways that intersectionality frameworks can create safer, more inclusive school environments

This training discusses the concept of intersectionality through a Black Queer Feminist Lens. We will also discuss LGBTQIA2S+ history and a broader overview of intersecting liberation movements. There will be time to discuss your own identities and how intersectionality may impact you and those around you.

The vast majority (96%) of Minnesotans don’t know that lawmakers in our state have been quietly passing laws that restrict abortion access, intimidate providers and patients, and increase healthcare costs.

Increasingly, same-sex couples are raising children, and this has legal implications.

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Our Advocacy 101 training focuses on how youth and student groups can collaborate with their communities to serve the needs of the student body and how that can look different depending on the school community. We also discuss how students can build power to make change and leave time for brainstorming some practical ideas to get things rolling.

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Our Allyship and Affirming Spaces training covers common identities in the LGBTQIA+ community and expands upon previously held knowledge on how to be a better ally. Learn how to be an ally through resources and relationships, intersectionality and inclusion, disruption and defense, and education. Attendees will leave this training with tips and skills to be a better ally and understand why allyship is important.

One of the most important documents many people want to have list their correct sex is their birth record.

The process of legally changing your name is fairly straightforward and generally does not require an attorney.

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Our Coming Out training covers the history of coming out, tips on creating a safe coming out plan and best practices for when someone comes out to you. Additionally, we talk about myths about coming out and how this process can feel very different to different groups of people.

Though Minnesota permits marriage between two people regardless of their sex, some couples prefer not to marry for political, cultural, economic, or other reasons.

Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services no longer requires medical information to change the sex information listed on one’s driver’s license or similar card.

The federal Equal Access Act (20 USC 4071 et seq.) mandates that under certain circumstances, students who wish to create or run a GSAs (“Gay-Straight Alliances” or “Gender and Sexuality Alliances”) have the legal right to do so

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Our evidence based LGBTQIA+ 101 Training covers general terms relating to gender and sexuality, best practices for educators with pronouns and how to be an ally to gender non-conforming students. We will dive into thinking about our own experiences with gender and learn about the differences between gender identity, biological sex, gender expression and sexual orientation.

In recent years, several Minnesota school districts have adopted “gender inclusion policies,” which articulate a district’s planned approach to accommodating the needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming students

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Gender and Sexuality Alliances are vital for LGBTQIA2S+ youth. In this training, you’ll learn about best practices for starting a group/club like this within your school community as well as how to maintain and facilitate the group in the beginning stages. Resources and ideas will also be shared throughout the session.

Transition services and health insurance coverage

A “health care directive” permits the person(s) you designate to make critical medical decisions on your behalf, often including the ultimate decisions about your medical care and even withholding food or water under certain circumstances

Our Healthy Relationships training discusses different types of relationships, relationship structures, myths about queer relationships as well as practical tools for setting boundaries and communicating with partners. We also examine how media has impacted our perceptions of queer relationships. Attendees should leave this training with a renewed idea of what a relationship is and how they can be built in a healthy way.

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While this training is similar to our LGBTQIA2S+ 101 training, we will dive deeper into thinking about our own experiences with gender. We will learn about general terms relating to gender, the differences between gender identity and gender expression along with topics like gender affirmation and how to be an ally to gender non-conforming folks.

This is a listing of attorneys who appear to be LGBTQ+-friendly and most are located in Minnesota. These attorneys are organized by area of practice, and the same firm or attorney may appear under several categories.

As of August 2013, Minnesota joined those states allowing same-sex couples to marry on the same terms as different-sex couples

In 2017, the Minnesota Department of Education, working with the Department of Human Rights, released its Transgender Toolkit, a booklet outlining a series of best-practice recommendations for schools working to address the concerns confronting transgender and gender-nonconforming students

Information for LGBTQ Students: State and federal law offer lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender/gender-conforming students protection from discrimination and harassment in their schools

In 2014, the Minnesota State High School League approved a policy allowing transgender/gender-nonconforming students to establish their eligibility to play on the team corresponding to their lived gender

A “partnership agreement” is a contract between two people in a committed, but usually unmarried, relationship which makes clear the nature of that relationship and the rights and responsibilities of the partners>

Getting a new passport

Plume is an entirely online trans-healthcare service.

A power of attorney is your written authorization that another person is able to act in your name in certain types of transactions, and under certain circumstances or with limitations you establish ahead of time

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This queer theology training gives you the opportunity to explore the theologies undergirding “clobber passages” while also building a new theological framework that allows us to build a theology that welcomes and affirms all people. You will receive notes on best practices for weaving this theology into your congregational life.

Trans people and restroom access

Changing your social security record (see Part B)

If a couple chooses not to pursue legal adoption, they can still take other steps to protect the relationship between the child and the non-biological parent

Federal law also protects Minnesota trans students. Title IX prohibits discrimination in federally-funded public schools on the basis of "sex" (See: 20 USC § 1681)

Resources to help lower disproportionately high tobacco usage amongst the LGBTQ+ community.

For trans students applying to colleges, very confusing questions can arise surrounding financial aid

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The Bible has been used as a means for excluding queer people from the Christian church for ages. In this training we will examine those difficult passages, find new ways of interpretation, explore what scholars have to say about the Bible, and walk away with a new understanding of how we might interpret these hard-to-read passages.

Minnesota law recognizes families formed through marriage, blood, and adoption

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This training covers general terms relating to gender and sexuality, respecting pronouns, and steps you can take as a congregation to be a better ally. We will ground much of our learnings in theological tenets, reflect on our own experiences of gender, and discuss best practices in being a welcoming and affirming congregation.

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Our Allyship Training dives deeper into how your congregation can be in closer relationship with the LGBTQIA2S+ community and best practices in allyship. We will also walk through an assessment of your congregation, reflecting on the ways you welcome queer folk and steps you might take as a congregation to welcome more widely.