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Posted on May 5, 2016

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Here at Sexual Assault Centre London, we are committed to create safe and inclusive spaces for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex & Asexual (LGBTQ2IA+) folks. 

In keeping with this commitment we have signed on to the following community standards:

      Community Standards of Practice 

If you want to see what other organizations and companies have also signed on, check out:  https://www.healthunit.com/lgbtq-standards-of-practice

 

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Our Gender Identity and Trans Policy, along with some of our other organizational policies, can be found here

 

Needed Procedural Elements for Full Inclusion

In order to support fulsome trans inclusion at SACL, we would need to ensure we address the following: 

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We would also need to be intentional about outreaching to the trans community, and utilizing the language of ‘all genders welcome’ and ‘trans positive space’.

It is good practice to also normalize the process of introducing ourselves with the pronoun we wish to be address by. For example:

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Sources:

http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2012/01/the-genderbread-person/

http://www.the519.org/education-training/training-resources/trans-inclusion-matters/creating-authentic-spaces