Ever wonder what terms are okay to use when referring to transgender friends or family members? An all-day seminar this Saturday, November 17th will lay down the proper etiquette.
Transvision: Express Yourself, hosted by Perpetual Transition, is designed to teach members of the LGBT community and straight allies the basic terminology to use when referencing or addressing transgender people, how to determine the proper pronoun without being offensive, and some common mistakes (hint: "tranny" is not okay).
The free seminar at First Congregational Church, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will be broken into three sections. The morning session will focus on etiquette 101. The mid-day session will involve some hands-on exercises related to gender expression. And the afternoon session will feature a panel of eight local transgender people discussing their personal experiences living in Memphis.
Lunch will be provided. See the event's Facebook page for more details.