Cultivating Transgender Affirming Workplaces - Part 1


October 23, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Virtual Webinar through Zoom Meetings |


Cultivating Transgender Affirming Workplaces is an introductory training designed to increase awareness of how human resource professionals can cultivate safer work environments for transgender, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming employees across the state. The training will develop shared vocabulary and understanding of the LGBTQ+ acronym, uplift community strengths, and review the significance of pronouns. We will build common frameworks for understanding gender and sexuality, discuss the minority stress model and its implications for transgender people in the workplace, and highlight best practices and resources for Cultivating Transgender Affirming Workplaces.

This training is adapted from Pride Center of Vermont’s LGBTQ+ Best Practices Training which has been provided to over 1200 people this past year and has an average review of over 4.9/5.0 (based on a likelihood to recommend).


Speaker Bios:

Skylar Wolfe (he/him/his)
Director of SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program
Pride Center of Vermont
Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

Skylar Wolfe is the Director of the SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program at the Pride Center of Vermont. He has worked in LGBTQ+ anti-violence work for 7 years in a variety of roles such as: suicide and crisis intervention, training and affinity space facilitation, providing and supervising direct services to Vermont LGBTQ+ survivors of violence, and conducting research on transgender mental health. He has been featured by the New England News Collaborative podcast speaking out about LGBTQ+ homelessness in New England, and in the past two years has facilitated trainings for over 70 organizations in Vermont reaching over 1500 individuals. As a facilitator, Skylar centers the knowledge in the room and deeply values holding a balance of content with discussion. Skylar is goofy, witty, and refreshingly transparent.


Taylor Small (she/her/hers)
Director of Health & Wellness Program
Pride Center of Vermont
[email protected] or [email protected]

Taylor Small is the Director of the Health and Wellness Program at the Pride Center of Vermont. Taylor uses a holistic view in understanding her wellness work, and currently focuses on three main projects: HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, breast and cervical cancer screening education and referrals, and tobacco cessation education. Taylor is committed to community building and youth empowerment, as seen through her previous work at the Howard Center, Spectrum Youth & Family Services, Northwestern Counseling and Support Services, and Outright Vermont. She has a clear passion and drive to support the larger LGBTQ+ community of Vermont and has previously been featured on VPR discussing the "Trans & Non-Binary Experience in Vermont".


Gustavo Mercado Muñiz (they/them/theirs)
Transgender Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Gustavo Mercado Muñiz is the Transgender Program Coordinator at the Pride Center of Vermont. They are a queer, non-binary puertorriqueñe born and raised on the island, and they work to center the voices of trans people of color in education. Gustavo is a passionate queer and racial activist who is working on making spaces more accessible and safe for all folks in the community. Their work is focused holding the intersections of community members' identities in a place of value in terms of the knowledge these intersections generate. This can be seen through the myriad of programming they are continually working on bringing to the Pride Center for the trans community, as well as their work on the Queer & Trans People of Color group.


$0.00 Current VTHRA Members

$25.00 Attendees who are not current members of VTHRA, RVHRA, GMHRA, or BAHRN

$0.00 Current RVHRA, GMHRA, or BAHRN Member

$0.00 Individual – If your organization is not planning to fund your attendance and cost is a barrier, please register at no cost