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Trans Training & Learning

The information on this page is part of the #TransTerps campaign and is especially designed for individuals at UMD who wish to learn more about transgender and gender identity issues through online trainings. For finding trans community or how to navigate the institution's resources, please go to the trans resources page. For information about good practices that an office or organization can implement, please go to the trans good practices page.

Trans Online Training & Learning

Many of the following trainings are not specifically about transgender issues, but about LGBTQ+ issues more broadly. However, in many of them the majority of the content is actually about trans issues and gender identity, so we encourage you to make good use of these resources.

Why do people share their pronouns? How do you do it? This video is a helpful tool to start a round of introductions using pronouns in a classroom or meeting.
This webinar addresses baseline terminology and concepts related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and assist participants in applying this knowledge to fundamental behaviors that promote LGBTQ+ inclusion at the University of Maryland.
This webinar addresses personal pronouns - why they matter; how to use, share, and understand pronouns; and what to do if you make a mistake. The session also addresses names, forms of address, and gender assumptions that can get embedded in everyday language, as well as general good practices for transgender inclusion.
This webinar addresses the necessity of racial justice as a key component of LGBTQ+ inclusion. We will look at the history and meaning of intersectionality as a framework for social justice, with a focus on student perspectives, in order to address specific challenges people of color who inhabit LGBTQ+ identities may face in relation to various intersections of power and privilege.
A panel of University of Maryland instructors and students discuss their experiences, challenges, and practices for creating a more inclusive classroom environment for LGBTQ+ people. If you interact with, lead, teach, or instruct students in a classroom setting, this webinar is for you!
This video is often used to open up in-person conversation and training, but could also be useful as a form of online learning.