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Gender and Sexuality Inclusiveness Resources

GENDER & SEXUALITY DEFINITIONS

Are you questioning your gender or sexual identity or want help understanding what a friend or coworker is experiencing? There’s a guide where you can find out more and explore different gender and sexual identities. Sometimes we need words to express what’s happening inside. 

 

GENDER PRONOUNS 

At NYFA, we encourage our introductions to include our gender pronoun (GP for example: she/her, he/his, they/them, xe/xem, they/he, and others) with the recognition that this part of our identity can be hidden.  Creating an affirming community is all of our responsibility.  Therefore, we must ask, not assume, operate from humility and not impose our impressions or assumptions on the people we meet.  Asking for and offering your own pronouns, especially if you are cis, is a subtle communication that normalizes different gender IDs within our diverse creative space.

 

You don’t have to have all the answers for friends who don’t understand.  Ask them to do some learning and exploration on their own:

 

NYFA DEI FACULTY RESOURCES

NYFA’s Center for Excellence In Teaching and Learning (CETL)

 

LISTEN: A LENS ON GENDER & SEXUALITY

LGBTQ&A Podcast

Making Gay History Host: Eric Marcus

Ted Radio Hour on The Biology of Sex 

The Read (Black Queer Friendship, Hip-Hop, and Life in New York City)

 

WATCH: A LENS ON GENDER & SEXUALITY

NYFA’S Understanding Diversity & Intersectionality

Lavern Cox on Being Powerful 

Trevor (A Short Film) 

 

WATCH: ESSENTIAL FILMS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED/DIVERSE ARTISTS 

The Times of Harvey Milk 

The Celluloid Closet

Disclosure (netflix documentary)

Paris Is Burning

Before Stonewall

Moonlight

Dog Day Afternoon

My Life as a Zucchini 

Happy Together 

Tangerine

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Gentleman Jack

 

READ: AVAILABLE AT NYFA 

 

READ: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

RESOURCES FOR LGBTQI COMMUNITY MEMBERS

 

COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES

 

LEGAL SUPPORTS

  • New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) The LGBTQ Law Project provides high-quality, free legal services in a wide variety of civil legal matters impacting the LGBTQ community.

  • Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.

 

MEDICAL CARE

  • Search for competent and supportive medical care through OutCare, a national database of providers from different disciplines who are attuned to the needs of LGBTQ community.

  • Callen Lorde Community Health Care Clinic is one of the oldest medical centers for the LGBTQ community in NYC.

  • Adolescent Health Center @ Mt. Sinai Free and confidential health care for adolescents aged 10-22.

  • Apicha Community Health Center provides affordable community health care for underserved or “otherized” people living in the New York. 


 

 

 

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