Action Items for Allies: Check Your Biases

Content Warning: Transphobia 

North Shore Pride hosted a community forum on Thursday, August 27 titled Violence Against the Transgender Community. During the forum, the panelists discussed action items for allies – individuals who want to support the Transgender individuals in their communities. 

These action items include:

We will be posting a series of Blog posts in the coming weeks centered around these topics. First up this week is Check Your Biases. 

Action Items for Allies – Check Your Biases

“Check your own biases” – Laura Assade: LGBTQ Liason for the City of Salem

“It’s systemically ingrained in us that it’s ok to exert power over other people.” Erica Perez, @thenetworklared*

“There are feelings of guilt and shame that go along with being transgender, that come with not being able to meet society’s needs, that you’ve not been able to meet their norms,” Grace Rousseau, Veteran Educator, Past President of the City of the Lakes Cross Gender Community, Advisor to GSAs

We all come into conversations with built-in ideas and biases, many of them unconscious. 

When talking with Transgender individuals and learning about their experiences, it’s essential that take a moment to reflect on what those biases might be, so that we can become better listeners, and by extension, better allies. 

What is a Bias?

The Oxford English Dictionary describes a bias as being in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.

Many of our biases are unknown to us, as they are the result of the things we have been exposed to, how we were raised, and our socioeconomic backgrounds. Fortunately, once we identify our biases, we can work to break down the ones that are harmful to members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

According to the National LGBT Health Education Center in their study of implicit bias towards LGBTQ patients, “It is not easy to accept that we may have biases, especially as people who have chosen a helping career. However, studies have shown that no matter how we feel about prejudiced behavior, we are all susceptible to biases based on cultural stereotypes that are embedded in our belief systems from a young age.” 

What can we do? 

Apart from acknowledging biases when they come up and working through them, there are a couple of things that we can do to learn more about them and expedite the process: 

  • Take a Test: Harvard’s Project Implicit developed The Implicit Association Test (IAT) to measure hidden social attitudes and beliefs
  • Get a new point of view: seek out firsthand accounts, articles, and books written by or about Transgender experiences to expose yourself to a new perspective. 
  • Learn about Microaggressions: this photo series by GLAAD is a good place to start. Content Warning: Transphobia

Next week we will be discussing the next action item: If you see something, say something. On the same topic, we invite you to join us for our next community forum: Speak Up, Speak Out on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm. 

*All quotes are from the North Shore Pride Community Forum: Violence Against the Transgender Community 

 

38 comments on “Action Items for Allies: Check Your Biases

  1. Why couldn’t I have the same or similar opinions as you? T^T I hope you also visit my blog and give us a good opinion. bitcoincasino

  2. Josephdob says:

    Placement of backlinks for ranking in the Google search engine on forums, comments, in the amount of 5000 links. There is always a bonus for YOU! Fresh forum base (mixed). I use anchor links and non-anchor backlinks so I adapt backlinks for Google searches. Fast indexing! Within a month, there is a natural increase in backlinks. I am always in touch, you can ask me a question if you have any questions. http://www.links-for.site

  3. totosite says:

    I am very impressed with your writing totosite I couldn’t think of this, but it’s amazing! I wrote several posts similar to this one, but please come and see!

  4. Pug pups for sale are utterly gorgeous, affectionate, and intelligent. Excellent pedigrees, gorgeous coats, finely formed ears, a tight, curled tail, outstanding faces, and a superb conformation like their parents are all present in these puppies. The parents are both in wonderful health and are kind and devoted family members. They will arrive fully registered with the AKC, with pedigree papers, and with a one-year health guarantee.

    Pug Puppies for Sale Near Me
    pugs puppies for sale
    teacup pugs for sale
    pug puppies for sale by owner
    pug puppies ohio
    PUG PUPPY FOR SALE NEAR ME
    PUG PUPPIES FOR SALE
    pug puppies for sale in kentucky
    Pug Puppies for Sale Under $500 Near Me
    pug puppies for sale in texas
    pug puppies for sale $200
    pugs for sale near me under $500
    pugs for sale under $400 near me
    pugs for sale near me
    puppies for sale near me under $500
    pug puppies for sale under $1,000 near me
    pug for sale
    pug puppies for sale under $300
    Brindle Pug
    Pitbull Pug Mix
    Pugs for sale cheap
    Cheap pug
    affordable pug puppies for sale near me
    black pugs for sale near me
    White Pugs for sale
    pug dog for sale
    free pug puppies
    pug puppies for sale in my area
    mn pug breeders
    pug puppies indiana
    pugs for sale michigan

    PUG PUPPY ADOPTION
    Pug puppies for sale
    Pug puppies for sale near me

    Pug puppies near me
    Pug Puppies for Sale Under $500 Near Me

    Cute Pug Puppies

    Black pug puppies
    Black pug puppies for sale

    pug puppies for adoption

    black pug puppies for sale near me

    chihuahua pug mix puppies

    how much is a pug puppy

    teacup pug puppies

    baby pug puppies

    pictures of pug puppies

    pug puppies for sale in Ohio

    pug puppies price

    pug mix puppies

    teacup pug puppies for sale

    best food for pug puppy

    newborn pug puppies

    pug puppies craigslist

    pug puppies for sale craigslist

    adorable pug puppies

    how much does a pug puppy cost

    Pitbull pug mix puppies

    pug pit mix puppy

    pug puppies for sale $200

    pug puppies for sale in NJ

    Pug puppies for sale in Wisconsin

    pug puppy cost

    pug puppy food

    royal canin pug puppy
    royal canin pug puppy food

    fawn pug puppy

    pug puppies for sale florida

    pug puppies for sale in Indiana

    pug puppies for sale in KY

    pug puppies for sale in NC

    pug dog puppy

    AKC Registered Pug Puppies For sale

    cheap pug puppies for sale near me

    cheap pug puppies for sale in California

    cheap pug puppies for sale in nj

    Black Pug Puppies for sale

    pugs puppies for sale

  5. baccaratsite says:

    The assignment submission period was over and I was nervous, baccaratsite and I am very happy to see your post just in time and it was a great help. Thank you ! Leave your blog address below. Please visit me anytime.

  6. The entire moon in Capricorn on July 8th will be a time period of extreme concentrate and
    attention. For those who have been feeling spread or unfocused, this total moon will assist you to
    get back in line. Capricorn is focused on composition, self-discipline, and work, so take advantage of this
    power to acquire your life structured and moving forward within a good path.

    https://www.jessicaadams.com/2022/07/12/blog/the-july-full-moon-in-capricorn/

  7. safetoto says:

    I’ve been looking for photos and articles on this topic over the past few days due to a school assignment, safetoto and I’m really happy to find a post with the material I was looking for! I bookmark and will come often! Thanks 😀

  8. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I am quite sure I’ll learn plenty of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next! 토토사이트

  9. I am continuously looking online for tips that can help me. Thank you! 메이저놀이터

  10. I have been checking out some of your articles and it’s nice stuff. I will surely bookmark your site. 사설토토사이트

  11. safetoto says:

    I came to this site with the introduction of a friend around me and I was very impressed when I found your writing. I’ll come back often after bookmarking! safetoto

  12. Courting can be quite a ffun and exciting approach to
    meet new people and commence a fresh partnership.

    Nevertheless, it is also a bit mind-boggling,
    particularly if you’re unsure how to begin.
    https://usa.life/read-blog/32600
    https://usa.life/read-blog/32600
    https://usa.life/read-blog/32600

  13. สวัสดีคาสิโนโคตรเทพสุดๆกับสล็อต888อิ่มๆคาสิโนออนไลน์888เดิมพันออนไลน์ทดลอง เล่น สล็อต pgสล็อต โจ ก เกอร์วัดคาสิโน 6699จัดเว็บ ตรง สล็อตแทงทดลอง เล่น สล็อต ฟรีวัดดวงpgสล็อตแทงสล็อต เครดิตฟรี 50
    บาท แค่สมัครเดิมพันสล็อต วอเลทเดิมพันออนไลน์สล็อตpg เว็บตรงไม่ผ่านเอเย่นต์จัดสล็อต pg
    ฟรี 2021 ทดลองเล่นเทรดบาคาร่า 666วัดใจโรมา
    สล็อตเดิมพันรวมเว็บ สล็อตpgวัดใจสล็อต เครดิตฟรี ไม่มีเงื่อนไขเดิมพันสล็อตbetflikวัดดวง11 ไฮโล
    สล็อตเทรดได้สล็อตzวัดใจสล็อต รวมค่าย ฝากถอน ไม่มี
    ขั้น ต่ํา วอ เลทแทงสล็อต ฝากถอน ไม่มี ขั้นต่ํา 2020 ไฮโลทดลองเล่น dg แฟหรืน เว็บตรง evo แทงบอล 191

    Feel free to visit my web blog … สมัครสมาชิก คาสิโน

  14. Texas is a good place for single people to
    live, function and engage in. Their state provides extensive issues
    selecting it: the Alamo, Tex-Mex food, the Dallaqs
    Cowboys and more.
    http://b3.zcubes.com/v.aspx?mid=8798615
    https://slipturkey6.werite.net/post/2022/09/02/Craigslist-El-Paso-Personals-Women-seeking-men-el-paso
    https://templerock6.bravejournal.net/post/2022/09/02/Speed-Dating-in-Austin-for-Gay-Men-in-Austin-at-NIght-Owl#pings
    https://notes.io/qs48P
    https://diigo.com/0pudr9
    https://blogfreely.net/dillhoney6/5-best-neighborhoods-in-fort-worth-for-young-professionals-in-2022
    https://canvas.instructure.com/eportfolios/1410138/Home/h1Wichita_Falls_Dating_Site_Free_Online_Dating_in_Wichita_Falls_Texas_United_Statesh1
    https://postheaven.net/skypimple8/free-austin-personals-online-dating-ads-in-austin-texas
    https://justpaste.me/U3qS
    https://radishplow0.bravejournal.net/post/2022/09/02/Gay-El-Paso,-free-gay-dating,-Texas,-United-States-of-America-:-Only-Lads-free-gay-dating-gay-chat-social-network
    https://www.pearltrees.com/sandrapet6/item461038658
    https://www.click4r.com/posts/g/5808161/lt-h1-gt-personal-ads-el-paso-men-seeking-men-gravitate-to-instnathookups-lt-h1-gt
    https://squareblogs.net/pillowroom3/el-paso-classifieds-100-free-personal-ads-in-el-paso
    https://dillblack3.bloggersdelight.dk/2022/09/02/find-singles-events-groups-in-fort-worth-tx/
    https://postheaven.net/slipmarch5/meet-local-hookups-nearby-wichita-falls-usa-get-amazing-sexual-adventure
    https://writeablog.net/skynet4/dating-singles-in-amarillo-tx-amarillo-personals-in-texas
    https://site-8624586-7190-5667.mystrikingly.com/blog/where-do-single-women-in-late-30s-go-out-in-austin-austin
    https://blogfreely.net/nutpimple1/dating-in-corpus-christi-texas-meet-local-singles-on-tune2love
    https://dillfreeze7.bloggersdelight.dk/2022/09/02/best-places-to-meet-girls-in-corpus-christi-dating-guide/
    https://postheaven.net/holecurler8/the-13-best-lesbian-dating-apps-for-women-in-2022
    http://b3.zcubes.com/v.aspx?mid=8798647

  15. safetoto says:

    As I am looking at your writing, safetoto I regret being unable to do outdoor activities due to Corona 19, and I miss my old daily life. If you also miss the daily life of those days, would you please visit my site once? My site is a site where I post about photos and daily life when I was free.
    🙂

  16. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find
    this matter to be really something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I am
    looking forward for your next post, I will try to get
    the hang of it!

    Feel free to surf to my site :: http://Www.Webmonitor.Sbm.Pw

  17. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I am quite sure I’ll learn plenty of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next! 토토사이트

  18. Congratulations on your website. I really liked what I saw. 토토사이트

  19. I gotta favorite this website it seems very helpful . 메이저토토

  20. Thanks for building this great page without doubts is very good 토토사이트

  21. My coder is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less.
    I’ve been using Movable-type on several websites for about a year
    and am worried about switching to another platform.
    I have heard excellent things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can import all my wordpress posts into it?

    Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

    Look into my webpage :: play resorts casino Online

  22. essay typer says:

    The online “essay typer” automatically produces a well-structured essay for you. It was not authored by a human being. Because of this, using typer tool to guide you has a lot of benefits. Look at these, please:
    1.However, they also offer prompt, high-quality essay writing assistance from their essay writers. However, if you need the tools right away, you can do so
    2.The collection of their essay generator contains millions of papers. All of the essays are organized by essay typer teams of expert. All of their articles are authentic and diligently written.
    3.You can use their essay-writing tool without registering or paying any money. This resource is totally free and provided as a gift to students with limited resources.

  23. We offer a wide variety of management assignment help services that can benefit anyone who may need assistance with their assignments. Our services include essay writing help, term paper writing help, research paper writing help, and much more. We are here to help you get the best grades possible and improve your academic record. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to get started on your next assignment.

  24. We all are aware that it might be really difficult for pupils to compose a flawless essay on their own. Therefore, it is crucial for a learner to pick a trustworthy service for their paper job. Pupils who require writing assistance can turn to their US based pay someone to do my homework tool.

  25. Assignment Help is the best help service by far that you would find across the internet. They engage only qualified domain experts after due examinations and verification of their credentials to ensure that quality of your assignments stays premium, always.

  26. Lots of effort can be made to find quality criminal law assignment help because it takes too much hard work so it is always advisable to hire australianlawassignmenthelp.com in advance so that later you do not have to worry about it.
    https://australianlawassignmenthelp.com/criminal-law-assignment-help/

  27. Wesley says:

    Great post, very informative. I ponder why the other experts of this sector don’t notice this. You must proceed your writing. I am confident, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!
    Pug Puppies for Sale Near Me
    pugs puppies for sale
    teacup pugs for sale
    pug puppies for sale by owner
    pug puppies ohio
    PUG PUPPY FOR SALE NEAR ME
    PUG PUPPIES FOR SALE
    pug puppies for sale in kentucky
    Pug Puppies for Sale Under $500 Near Me
    pug puppies for sale in texas
    pug puppies for sale $200
    pugs for sale near me under $500
    pugs for sale under $400 near me
    pugs for sale near me
    puppies for sale near me under $500
    pug puppies for sale under $1,000 near me
    pug for sale
    pug puppies for sale under $300
    Brindle Pug
    Pitbull Pug Mix
    Pugs for sale cheap
    Cheap pug
    affordable pug puppies for sale near me
    black pugs for sale near me
    White Pugs for sale
    pug dog for sale
    free pug puppies
    pug puppies for sale in my area
    mn pug breeders
    pug puppies indiana
    pugs for sale michigan
    USA
    USA
    USA
    USA
    USA
    USA
    USA
    USA
    USA
    USA

    USA

    USA

    USA

    USA

    USA

    USA

    USA

    USA
    USA

    PUG PUPPY ADOPTION
    Pug puppies for sale
    Pug puppies for sale near me

    Pug puppies near me
    Pug Puppies for Sale Under $500 Near Me

    Cute Pug Puppies

    Black pug puppies
    Black pug puppies for sale

    pug puppies for adoption

    black pug puppies for sale near me

    chihuahua pug mix puppies

    how much is a pug puppy

    teacup pug puppies

    baby pug puppies

    baby pug puppies for sale

    pictures of pug puppies

    pug puppies for sale in Ohio

    pug puppies price

    pug mix puppies

    teacup pug puppies for sale

    best food for pug puppy

    newborn pug puppies

    pug puppies craigslist

    pug puppies for sale craigslist

    adorable pug puppies

    how much does a pug puppy cost

    Pitbull pug mix puppies

    pug pit mix puppy

    pug puppies for sale $200

    pug puppies for sale in NJ

    Pug puppies for sale in Wisconsin

    pug puppy cost

    pug puppy food

    royal canin pug puppy
    royal canin pug puppy food

    fawn pug puppy

    pug puppies for sale florida

    pug puppies for sale in Indiana

    pug puppies for sale in KY

    pug puppies for sale in NC

    pug dog puppy

    AKC Registered Pug Puppies For sale

    cheap pug puppies for sale near me

    cheap pug puppies for sale in California

    cheap pug puppies for sale in nj

    Black Pug Puppies for sale

    pugs puppies for sale

  28. Students face a lot of problems and they often think about asking for help with the Psychology assignment help they feel that this is not a trusted option but they should understand that Online Assignment Help Australia is the perfect thing to go for.

  29. safetoto says:

    I have been looking for articles on these topics for a long time. safetoto I don’t know how grateful you are for posting on this topic. Thank you for the numerous articles on this site, I will subscribe to those links in my bookmarks and visit them often. Have a nice day

  30. GysRDUD says:

    Pills information sheet. What side effects can this medication cause?
    cost of colchicine without rx in US
    Actual trends of drug. Read now.

  31. Dating can be a fun annd exciting way to meet new peopoe
    andd begin a fresh connection. Even so, it is also somewhat overwhelming,
    especially when you’re uncertain how to start.

    https://boosty.to/dorapowell/posts/15ed0c96-243e-4edb-8cdb-da5b5cec8fb8
    https://boosty.to/dorapowell/posts/15ed0c96-243e-4edb-8cdb-da5b5cec8fb8
    https://boosty.to/dorapowell/posts/15ed0c96-243e-4edb-8cdb-da5b5cec8fb8

  32. In most cases, the completion of the coursework will consist of three separate parts. You start by preparing the job, and then you produce the first copy of whatever it is. After some sharpening and edging has been completed, you will be required to proceed with your final choice, which will be factored into your overall score. The study of English is universally regarded as one of the most prestigious and interesting fields. Students from all around the world demonstrate their sense of curiosity by studying English at a wide variety of institutions and schools each and every year. Students are drawn to the subject because they find it fascinating, and as a result, they are motivated to fully immerse themselves in its many elements. Students nevertheless want help and ask “do my online statistics class” or “take my online class for me” with their English homework because of the numerous academic duties and assignments that they are required to accomplish.

  33. Texas iis a good spot for singles to reside, fuynction and engage in. The
    state provides extensiive iseues choosing it: the Alamo,
    Tex-Mex cuisine, thee Dallas Cowboys and more.
    https://site-8624669-7688-6093.mystrikingly.com/blog/craigslist-san-antonio-women-seeking-men
    https://www.pearltrees.com/slipmarch7/item459890312
    https://pastelink.net/ae2h5v3m
    https://blogfreely.net/pastryblack0/fort-worth-dating-site-free-online-dating-in-fort-worth-texas-united-states
    https://postheaven.net/cornetlizard0/h1-san-antonio-personal-ads-free-dating-classifieds-from-san-antonio-texas
    https://justpaste.me/U3CO1
    https://cobweblink9.werite.net/post/2022/09/02/El-Paso-Singles-Personals:-Free-Online-Dating-Chat-in-El-Paso
    https://www.pearltrees.com/mintzinc3/item461014706
    https://zenwriting.net/dillrock6/lesbian-dating-sites-meet-interesting-lesbian-singles-with-us
    https://pastelink.net/ejr0bz9m
    http://b3.zcubes.com/v.aspx?mid=8798527
    https://squareblogs.net/maracalumber7/pasadena-ca-singles-events
    https://blogfreely.net/mintlizard5/h1-meet-corpus-christi-personals-and-singles-dating-site-in-corpus-christi
    https://emerybead0.bloggersdelight.dk/2022/09/02/best-places-to-meet-girls-in-corpus-christi-dating-guide/
    https://telegra.ph/h1Gay-relationship-in-Houston-enjoy-and-Lust-in-One-Placeh1-09-02
    https://writeablog.net/sandrablade9/free-dating-in-amarillo-amarillo-singles
    https://birthrock1.bravejournal.net/post/2022/09/02/Simple-Totally-Free-El-paso-Dating-No-Registration#pings
    https://www.pearltrees.com/needlefreeze6/item461018247
    https://holeorgan1.bloggersdelight.dk/2022/09/02/dating-in-amarillo-texas-meet-local-singles-on-tune2love/
    https://postheaven.net/collarlizard1/fort-worth-dating-site-free-online-dating-in-fort-worth-texas-united-states
    https://justpaste.me/U3Iy

  34. https://8mod.net/ 카지노사이트
    https://8mod.net/baccaratsite/ 바카라사이트
    https://8mod.net/ 온라인카지노
    https://8mod.net/woori/ 우리카지노
    https://8mod.net/slot-real/ 슬롯머신사이트
    https://8mod.net/totosite/ 토토사이트
    https://8mod.net/pharaoh/ 파라오카지노
    https://8mod.net/first/ 퍼스트카지노
    https://8mod.net/merit/ 메리트카지노
    https://8mod.net/ 카지노
    https://8mod.net/ 라이브카지노
    https://8mod.net/totosite/ 스포츠토토사이트
    https://8mod.net/first/ F1카지노
    https://8mod.net/first/ 개츠비카지노
    https://8mod.net/merit/ 더킹카지노
    https://8mod.net/pharaoh/ 홀덤사이트
    https://8mod.net/pharaoh/ 포커사이트
    https://8mod.net/pharaoh/ IDN포커
    https://8mod.net/pharaoh/ 온라인홀덤
    https://8mod.net/pharaoh/ 온라인포

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *