“Stigma and Discrimination: A Patient Perspective” with moderator Susan Young, PhD
Lia Knox, A trans woman who lives in Athens, OH. She is an Air Force veteran and also a veteran of operations enduring freedom, southern watch, and Iraqi freedom from 2001-2004. Currently she works as a staff operator for trans lifeline, a suicide prevention/crisis intervention hotline for the transgender community serving all of the US and Canada. Pronouns: She/her
Tiffany Anderson is a 4th year at Ohio University that identifies as a nonbinary transwoman. Tiffany identifies as queer and is study Programming along with WGSS. Tiffany works at the LGBTQ Center during the school year and currently works with United Campus Ministries.
Brooke Hastings is a 29 transgender female. I have been on HRT for 4 years. She a parent is a parent of a 7 year old child. She in a non-monogamous relationship and is a stay at home parent/partner. She am adventuring into my own business. Brooke graduated from a trade school; her skill is in electricity/construction and one of these days she would like to obtain a masters degree in Electrical Engineering.
This session offers the opportunity to hear from a panel of community members who identify as transgender and gender non-conforming as they speak about their lives generally and about barriers to care including experiences with stigma and discrimination. The session will be facilitated in order to effectively manage brief interactive dialogue.
1) To foster a broader understanding of and respect for the lived experiences of transgender and gender variant folk living in rural Appalachia, for the purpose of improving compassionate and informed healthcare delivery.
2) Broaden participants’ understanding and respect with a particular focus on stigma and discrimination experiences via shared narrative.
3) Facilitate participants sharing stories in their own voices, with opportunity to exchange dialogue with the audience about these experiences.