Including Trans & Nonbinary Youth in Community Based Research

September 26, 2016

This webinar discussed research partnerships between community and academic researchers with transgender and nonbinary youth, including suggestions for best practices. The webinar discussed these practices through a concrete example, highlighting successes and lessons learned from a recently completed project on trans and nonbinary inclusion in sexual health education. Attendees were given an example for how researchers and trans youth can work together to build community capacity and resources.

Webinar Learning Objectives

1. Participants will learn about health inequities experienced by trans youth. 
2. Participants will understand the importance of working with trans youth through community-based research to address these inequities. 
3. Participants will hear about one example of a community‐based research project on trans inclusive sexual health education to highlight successes and challenges with engaging in this research.

Presenters: Evan Vipond and Corey Flanders 

Evan Vipond is a trans scholar and Ph.D. student in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. Their work challenges the ways in which trans bodies and identities are regulated through medical and legal policies, as well as neoliberal discourses of individualism, equal rights, and productivity. 

Corey Flanders is an Assistant Professor in Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College. Her work primarily focuses on addressing health inequities experienced by gender and sexual minority people