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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Understanding LGBT Inequities in America Today
Kane Hall 130

Even as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and issues receive greater national attention, discrimination lingers. LGBT people are fighting for rights, respect and recognition, while LGBT children are increasingly at the center of policy discussions in classrooms, sports teams and religious institutions.

Kristina Olson
Michele Hebl

Transgender people are increasingly visible in the United States. Yet as more children identify and live openly as transgender, considerable concerns remain. In How Does She Know She’s a Girl? Understanding Early Transgender Development, University of Washington professor Kristina Olson will discuss findings from the first large-scale, national, longitudinal study of these children. She will discuss transgender children's identity development as well as how this work informs our understanding of gender development more broadly. 

In Stand Up and Be Counted: A Call to LGBT Individuals and Allies, professor Michelle Hebl, from Rice University, argues that the passage of protective laws and the eradication of sexual orientation discrimination will be enhanced when more LGBT individuals and allies speak out. She discusses various ways the LGBT community experiences formal and subtle discrimination. 

When: Wednesday, March 4, 2015; 7 p.m.
Where: Kane Hall
Room 130
Tickets: Free, but advance registration is required.

The 10th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures presents The Psychological Science of Inequity and Inequality. These free lectures discuss the latest research on factors affecting quality of life for underrepresented and non-majority individuals. As part of this popular series, notable experts from across the nation come to the University of Washington to co-present with faculty from the UW Department of Psychology.

For more information, contact the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or uwalumni@uw.edu.

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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