Beyond Binary with Michal Duffy

In support of Pride Month, our Diversity & Inclusion Committee welcomed a guest speaker from Out Boulder County (OBC) – the area’s LGBTQ advocacy and community center.

Michal Duffy, Out Boulder County’s Education & Program Manager shared a presentation called Beyond Binary: LGBTQ Concepts & Etiquette. During this session, we had the opportunity to learn and discuss the differences and relationships between sex assigned at birth, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. Michal also covered appropriate language, pronouns, effective allyship in both professional and personal settings, and provided a welcoming forum for any questions our team had.

Michal oversees OBC’s programs and leads their education and advocacy efforts. Michal also works with OBC’s Trans Steering & Events Committee and serves on various working groups in the county including the Boulder Chamber’s Community Affairs Council, Longmont Multicultural Action Committee, and El Centro AMISTAD’s Board of Directors. Our team was very grateful for the opportunity to learn from their over 15 years of engagement in the LGBTQ+ community.

Understanding and awareness is part of creating a more welcoming work environment, and Beyond Binary was a great opportunity to deepen our knowledge and prepare ourselves to be better allies.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

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