Out & Equal Senior Associate of Learning & Development, Rebecca York, participated on a panel of transgender girls and nonbinary young people of color at the White House Virtual Convening on Transgender Equality. This was a first-of-its-kind national conversation on equality for transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary Americans. The convening, hosted by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, features transgender youth advocates from across the country, openly transgender leaders and athletes, and senior officials from across the Biden-Harris Administration.
The convening highlights the hopes, joys, and successes of transgender and nonbinary people across America, as well as the impact that systemic discrimination has on transgender youth in particular. Participants share stories about the impact that state-level anti-transgender legislation has had on their wellbeing; their experiences of multiple, intersecting forms of discrimination; and best practices for advancing acceptance and equality for transgender Americans.