Gender Diversity 201

June 7, 2022

With Persad Center’s “LGBTQ+ 101” as a foundation, our “Gender Diversity 201” training focusses in on the experiences and needs of the Gender Diversity community; transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, etc.

This training examines some of the health, social and legal disparities facing the gender diverse with a discussion of vocabulary, definitions and pronouns. We look at how living within a context of discrimination and exposure to systemic aggression and micro-aggressions can lead to internalization and unhealthy behaviors. The subject of bathroom usage and the gender diverse is covered with a focus on what guidance federal laws and statutes provide. The workshop uses extensive hands-on activities; large and small group exercises, role playing, situational scenarios as well as individual and one-on-one activities designed to help the participant understand what their past experiences with the subject of gender have been and how that is informing their current outlook. The program concludes with group exercises synthesizing all of the training’s elements, giving participants practical examples of what they can do to provide support and advocacy for the gender diverse community.

Target Audience

All healthcare providers will benefit from this activity. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how Systemic Aggression and Micro-Aggressions can negatively affect the gender diverse.
  2. Identify differences between transgender and non-binary individuals.
  3. Describe federal laws and regulations regarding bathroom use and the gender diverse in employment settings.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 3.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/07/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/07/2022 - 4:30pm EDT

Ted Hoover – Community Organizer, Trainer, Educator

Pittsburgh, PA

Professional & Lived Experience: Ted Hoover has been working with Persad Center for the last 12-years as a community organizer, trainer and educator in such areas as adolescent sexual health, teen suicide prevention, LGBTQ+ senior health/wellness programming, food insecurity and transgender education, support and advocacy.  He has worked with local, state and federal law enforcement on issues such as crime, hate crime and discrimination.  With the Pittsburgh Civil Rights Bureau of the FBI, he is a co-founder and co-convener of the Southwest PA Human Trafficking Coalition, he served as co-president of the Butler County Community Health Council and worked on the board of the Beaver County Housing/Homeless Coalition.  Additionally, Ted worked as a journalist for 30-years and, as a community activist organized Pittsburgh’s Pride Marches and Western PA’s participation in the National LGBTQ Marches in Washington, DC.

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


A maximum of 3.5 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.


Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 3.50 Attendance
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