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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Advancing Equality: Orientation and Gender Identity
Joni Stacy, PC, LLO

The presentation educates about how a person's biology, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation compose one's sexuality. Attendees will become culturally competent with the multitude of identities of the LGBTQ community. The presentation will discuss the implicit (unconscious) biases we all bring to any experience, so that those biases can be recognized and addressed so that attendees can implement practical changes/improvements in the care they provide to better serve the LGBTQ community. Attendees will earn how to make practical changes/improvements in their language to more competently serve the LGBTQ community.

Participants will be able to:
1. Define components of biology, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
2. Describe the different identities related to one's gender identity or gender expression.
3. Implement practical changes to language and care facilities to better serve the LGBTQ community.

Joni Stacy is an attorney with Sena, Polk & Stacy, Law Partners. She has been in private practice for over 20 years, specializing in family law and estate planning. She is a former PFLAG National Board Member. PFLAG is the oldest national organization of straight allies and LGBTQ people working to move equality forward. Joni is a member of PTRN (the Professional Transgender Resource Network) which is an interdisciplinary group of professionals working towards education and equality for the transgender community in Nebraska. Joni is also a co-founder of Equality Advancement Partners which is an organization that works with families and organizations to better support the LGBTQ community.
Joni educates and raises awareness of sex, gender, and bias issues for thousands around the Midwest and across the country, including regional and national conferences corporations, teachers and administrators, law enforcement personnel, community service providers, faith communities, mental health professionals, lawyers and court personnel, nurses, physicians, medical students, in college classrooms, and to middle school and high school students.

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