Certificate Series on LGBTQ Relevancy: Working with TGNCNB Individuals
Series begins on June 17 and continues to September 15, 2020 on Wednesdays once a month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Only participants who complete all four will be eligible for the post-graduate certificate.
Transgender individuals face particular challenges. This workshop explores basic terminology, and best practices for serving LGBTQ people. Learn how you can become more responsive to this population.
Participants will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of sexual orientation versus gender identity
- Become familiar with basic vocabulary and terminology
- Learn best practices for working with the transgender community
About the Speaker
Charlie Arrowood, Esq. is the Community Mobilization Coordinator at Pride for Youth. They oversee the Long Island ETE Project, which aims to end the HIV epidemic in this region. Charlie organizes community events, multimedia campaigns, and coalition building efforts to spread the U=U message and educate the community. They sit as a Co-Chair on the Nassau County Ending the Epidemic Committee, which was established by Governor Cuomo to end HIV in New York by 2020. The Committee works to do this through increasing access to HIV testing, linking people living with HIV to comprehensive and sustained care, and providing access to PrEP/PEP (HIV prevention medications). Charlie is also available to provide a variety of training to professionals in educational, health & human service, and medical provider settings. Additionally, they oversee quality improvement projects and program evaluation at the agency.
In addition to their role at Pride for Youth, Charlie is the Principal Attorney at Arrowood Law, where they primarily provide transition-related legal services to transgender clients, including name and gender marker change assistance and guidance regarding health insurance coverage and employment matters. Charlie is the Vice Chair of the LGBTQ Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, a member of the National Trans Bar Association, and previously served as the Director of Name & Gender Recognition at Transcend Legal. Charlie is a graduate of Tulane University (B.A. History, 2009) and New York Law School (2013).