Meeting Archive:
Gender Basics for Parents

Meeting Description:

Discussions of gender are everywhere these days. Unfortunately, these discussions can leave us more confused than ever. Whether for your own information, or to help you support parents of transgender and non-binary children in your PFLAG work, this workshop will provide you the foundation you need.

We will discuss:

  • Gender and how it differs from our sex and sexual orientation

  • Common terms you might hear and what they mean

  • The ways in which understandings of gender are evolving

  • How all of us can navigate these expanding understandings in our families and communities.
There will also be opportunity for Q&A from participants.
Date: Tue, Oct 3, 2017
Time: 08:30 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Lisa Kenney, Gender Spectrum
 Presenter Information
Lisa Kenney
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As Executive Director of Gender Spectrum, Lisa Kenney is a featured speaker at conferences and a consultant to organizations and corporations on the changing understanding of gender and the implications this has for parents and families, social institutions and corporations. She provides workshops and other events for adults on gender and co-authored, with Stephanie Brill, The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens.

Gender Spectrum
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Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us. Learn more at

Jamie Henkel
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Jamie Henkel is the Learning & Inclusion Manager at PFLAG National. She joined the PFLAG National staff in April 2008 as Operations Associate. Prior to her time at PFLAG she completed two internships with the Richmond Peace Education Center and Hope in the Cities. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Social Justice Studies. She also received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from George Mason University.