With the support of CEO Crystal Cheatham, we’ve launched an intentional space in the OBA chat area where trans and non-binary folk can connect with each other. Like many LGBT spaces, trans and non-binary people are in the minority in the OBA community. So it is great to have the support of management to create this space for us to support one another.
Once you download the OBA app, look for the “Let’s Chat” feature. If you identify as trans and/or non-binary, then just ask to be added to the Trans and Non-binary chat room! We’ll see you there!
In this chat space, we brainstormed about an important group agreement that was missing and offered that feedback to Crystal. Now the group agreement is in place for all of OBA.
In a diverse community, things don’t always go perfectly! It makes a difference when those in positions of authority or decision-making are responsive to requests from transgender and non-binary folk in the community! Thank you, Crystal!
Compiled by Mx. Chris Paige on October 17, 2019.
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