Transgender Sensitivity Training

Date, Time and Place

  • Friday, March 13, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Lynn Business Center room 108

Half Day Institute Sensitivity Training Includes


The Transgender Sensitivity Training for law enforcement officers and mandated reporters is a proactive measure to lessen the impact of discrimination, dispel transphobic attitudes and establish protocols for handling interactions with transgender individuals. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. This half day institute is part of The Gender and Sexual Diversity Conference which provides a platform for critical dialogue about the intersection of social, political and theoretical dimensions of gender and sexual diversity. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Lynn Business Center Contact for more information.

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Featured Facilitators

James Parlow

James Parlow is a trans rights advocate who specializes in law enforcement investigation, operations, police procedures and ethics training and coordinates the Minnesota Law Enforcement licensing program for POST on the WSU campus. His foundational background in law enforcement stems from 15 years as a street officer, law enforcement trainer and BSA Explorer program coordinator. He also serves as a peer counselor for law enforcement and fire fighters through the Seven Rivers Region CISM program.

Stevie Tran

Stevie Tran is a published author and speaker whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of diversity litigation and social issues in the transgender community. Stevie received her juris doctor degree, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law, where she was a member of the LGBT Rights Fellowship -- the only program in the nation that trains attorneys on LGBT legal and policy matters as a centerpiece of their legal education. She has experience working for a federal judge, the U.S. attorney's office and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She was also one of the first interns of the Equality Federation Institute's Summer Internship, where she worked with Equality Arizona to develop the Scottsdale Transgender Equality Project, a program focused on educating local businesses about the benefits of developing LGBT-inclusive policies.


Trans 101 Panel

This session will focus on the multiple pathways of gender expression, issues that trans-identified people face and personal stories, followed by Q & A.

Law Enforcement Protocol

This session will focus on ways that individual agencies can establish protocols for handling transgender individuals.

Profiling and Legal Implications

This session will review indicators to recognize harassment, cover legal ramifications related to bias-related incidents and the impact of profiling and transgender rights.

Title IX and Emerging Policies:

Transgender individuals and those who do not conform to sex stereotypes, are protected from sex-based discrimination under Title IX and Title IV. This session will provide an in-depth overview of these policies and provide cutting edge solutions and strategies for the work place.