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Prioritizing Transgender Safety: Anti-Violence Initiatives and Community Support (Virtual)

November 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming individuals continue to experience high violence rates in communities across the country, particularly Black and Latinx trans women. Yet, they are often overlooked and underserved by community agencies and nonprofit resources. In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, this session will highlight these disparities and call on participants to identify the role they can play in ending systemic violence against trans people. In this session, participants will explore why the trans community is disproportionately impacted by sexual violence, look at the specific needs of trans clients, and engage in dialogue about how to meet these needs better. Participants will learn about issues impacting the trans community locally in San Antonio and will leave with a better understanding of the trans-affirming resources available locally and nationally.

Presenter: Lex Loro (She/Her/Hers and They/Them/Theirs) is a queer justice activist, community health educator, and mental health professional whose work focuses primarily on improving access to mental health care for LGBTQ+ individuals. Lex serves as the Community Empowerment Coordinator at San Antonio’s LGBTQ+ Resource Center, The Center- Pride Center San Antonio. They previously worked as a Counseling Intern at the Alamo Area Rape Crisis Center. Lex holds a BA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Journalism from American University and an MS in Psychology- Marriage and Family Therapy from Our Lady of the Lake University. Lex is the co-founder of Not Your Average Sex Talk, a peer-to-peer health advocacy network that uses a social justice framework to discuss sex and intimacy in ways that are often neglected in traditional sex education settings. Lex has traveled to colleges and conferences across the country with NYAST to disperse specific and medically accurate sexual health information, facilitate discussions beyond heteronormative sexual intercourse, and address how homo/bi/transphobia, ableism, and racism intertwine with attraction and intimacy. Lex lives in San Antonio, TX, where she enjoys cheering on the Spurs, searching for the best tacos in town, and uplifting the voices of her queer and trans sisters, brothers, and siblings.

Register in advance for this Virtual Zoom webinar.


November 18, 2020
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Rape Crisis Center