LGBT+ inclusion in Rotary

LGBT+ inclusion in Rotary

LGBT+ inclusion in Rotary As I have started to share my ideas, opinions and stories about LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, queer, and questioning) inclusion in Rotary, I have heard so many of our leaders say to me: “We’re a really decent...

Webinar: LGBT+ inclusion 101

The aim of this webinar is to provide you with an overall understanding of why LGBT+ inclusion is important to Rotary. The session will provide a level of comfort around terminology, explore challenges often faced by LGBT+ communities and provide awareness on the...

What is intersectionality

Intersectionality refers to the ways in which different aspects of a person’s identity can expose them to overlapping forms of discrimination and marginalisation. Aspects of a person’s identity can include all social characteristics listed as personal...

Celebrating Trans Awareness Week: Wen’s story

https://youtu.be/yp8W4qp-9uQ 一、Preface I met Wen-Yue through Rotary services a few years ago. What’s more special is that I accompany her to go through the second half of her new life. It is a very special life experience for both me and her and thence we develop a...

Celebrating trans awareness week: Claire’s story

https://youtu.be/uCI0X7MhfFg My name is Claire Slingerland. I am a Trans woman from the Netherlands. All my life I have been struggling with my feelings. I didn’t dare come out of the closet as I feared losing my family and my profession. But, at some point, I...

Celebrating Trans Awareness Week: Pedro’s story

https://youtu.be/tMWsD-0tSAA I believe that Rotary is a reflection of society, so it is difficult to dream of a very diverse Rotary in Brazil, since our country is in 1st place in the world ranking of LGBTphobic attacks. For the last 2 years, more and more Brazilian...

Celebrating Trans Awareness Week: Amanda’s story

To celebrate Trans Awarness Week we are sharing stories of transgender and gender diverse Rotary members. Hear from Amanda Traphagan from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary in USA. Amanda speaks about Rotary needing to take action to prevent violence against transgender...

The power of connection with diverse communities

(Recorded 12 November 2020) During this webinar we will: Acknowledge our unconscious biasChampion the value and benefits of connecting with diverse communitiesLearn to build authentic relationships, especially when it comes to volunteering A topic has been added to...

Celebrating Trans Awareness Week: Monica’s story

My wife and I moved to Queenstown, New Zealand in 2001. In an effort to get to know people, she joined Rotary. I ended up going to so many Rotary functions that I thought I had better join her in Rotary. So I joined in 2003. I became the Treasurer in 2004 and was the...