Part 2: Beyond the Binary

Training Overview

Did you know that 1 out of 4 LGBTQ youth and 1 out of 10 LGBTQ adults are non-binary? With an estimated 343,000 LGBTQ people living in NJ, that means that there are nearly 35,000 (if not more) non-binary people–– living in the state of NJ. Building on Part 1 of the TransAffirmingNJ series, this training further explores what it means to be non-binary, and the ways in which the world can be uniquely hostile for our non-binary peers. This training explores non-binary specific terminology, cultural context, and best practices to ensure non-binary people are being respected and valued. Through activities and group discussion, we will learn the history behind non-binary communities and identities, practice using affirming pronouns, and learn to identify and interrupt common microaggressions non-binary people face.

Please Note: This course runs from 10:30 AM to 12 PM. Participants must attend the entire training in order to receive a certificate of completion.  Completion of this training is required to attend the final course in this series.

Training Dates

  • Feb 10, 2023
  • Mar 9, 2023
  • April 21, 2023

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TransAffirmingNJ is a joint effort between NJ Department of Children & Families, Division on Women & The Transgender Training Institute to help build safer communities for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people across the State of New Jersey. 

This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via Rape Prevention Education grant funds, administered by the NJ Department of Children & Families, Division on Women.