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Transgender equity

If you feel you’ve been discriminated against based on your gender identity, please contact the City of Minneapolis Complaint Investigations Division or file a discrimination complaint.
 

Transgender Equity Council

On February 10, 2017 the City Council approved Resolution 2017R-061, establishing the Transgender Equity Council. The council will serve as an advisory board to the City and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on matters of importance to the transgender, gender-nonconforming, and non-binary community. The council’s work will include studying issues, courses of action, policies, and programs as well as making recommendations.

2019 meeting schedule

The regular meeting of the Transgender Equity Council will be on the second Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Location may vary.

2018 meeting minutes

2017 meeting minutes

Trans Equity Summit

6th Annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit: Shifting the Narrative

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Programming: 10 AM – 4 PM (registration begins at 9 AM)

Reception: 4:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Job and Resource Fair: 9 AM – 4 PM

Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis

Facebook event: http://bit.ly/TransEquity

 
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, the theme for this year’s Summit is “Shifting the Narrative.” As trans and gender non-conforming people, what are the stories that are told about us, our histories, and our futures? How do we want to change those stories? What is the silenced history we want to highlight, and what are the futures we’re envisioning?
 
The Summit is free and open to the public, and we encourage anyone interested in furthering transgender equity to attend. This is an event for trans/GNC community members to connect to resources and each other, and for potential allies to learn more about issues impacting trans/GNC community and how to integrate community visions through an equity lens.
 
We recommend you register in advance (http://bit.ly/2HwYGRZ) to ensure enough food and space and that all access needs are met. The event will be ASL interpreted; other interpretation will be announced as it is confirmed.
Keynotes, panelists, performers, and breakout sessions will be announced soon! If you are interested in playing a role in the Summit (planning, sponsoring, tabling, volunteering, performing), or have any questions, please contact [email protected].
 
For ASL interpretation and all other reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please note your needs in the registration form (available soon) or contact Track Trachtenberg at [email protected] or 612-394-0714. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.  

Listed below are the things we currently have in place around accessibility. If you have access needs that aren’t addressed here, please note them in the registration form above: 

Fragrances: We ask for everyone’s participation in making the Summit a low-scent event. Please do not wear perfumes or other scented products to the event.  

Transportation: The Walker Art Center is on the 4, 6, 12, and 25 bus lines. There are some hills leading to the building entrances. There is also parking available at the Walker’s parking garage. 

Wheelchair access: The space we are using is ADA-compliant, although some of the wheelchair routes into rooms are rather long. All rooms will have space for wheelchair seating. There are elevators available.  

Quiet room: We will have a quiet room available throughout the event. 

Seating: Chair types vary from room to room in the Walker. If there is a type of seating you need, please let us know so we can work to ensure that we will have this available.  

Interpretation: We have confirmed ASL interpretation and will announce other languages as we confirm them.

Food: We do our best to accommodate dietary needs and can promise to provide gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options.  If you need one of these dietary options, please note that on the registration form. If you have needs beyond that, please let us know on the registration form and we will follow up with you to see whether our caterer can accommodate those. However, we may not be able to accommodate very specific dietary needs and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

 Additional access notes:

  • We will provide fidgets and ear plugs to those who need them.
  • There will be volunteers trained in Psychological First Aid available throughout the event as well, and there is a free healing justice space from 11 AM – 5 PM where you can receive bodywork, tarot readings, and other support.
  • Most bathrooms in the building will be gender-neutral during the Summit; a few will still be gendered for anyone who needs that.
  • There will be volunteers available to guide attendees around, show the wheelchair-accessible routes, etc.

*EspaIn honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, the theme for this year’s Summit is “Shifting the Narrative.” As trans and gender non-conforming people, what are the stories that are told about us, our histories, and our futures? How do we want to change those stories? What is the silenced history we want to highlight, and what are the futures we're envisioning?

The Summit is free and open to the public, and we encourage anyone interested in furthering transgender equity to attend. This is an event for trans/GNC community members to connect to resources and each other, and for potential allies to learn more about issues impacting trans/GNC community and how to integrate community visions through an equity lens.

Keynotes and performers will be announced soon! If you are interested in playing a role in the Summit (planning, sponsoring, tabling, volunteering, performing), or have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Photographs of the 4th annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC:
17 Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
Photograph by Anna Min of
Min Enterprises Photography, LLC

17 Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
Photograph by Anna Min of
Min Enterprises Photography, LLC

17 Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
Photograph by Anna Min of
Min Enterprises Photography, LLC

Trans* Equity Summit Program, 2017 (PDF)

Schedule for the Day:

9 – 10 AM: Registration
10 – 11:15 AM: Opening Plenary, including “Shifting the Narrative” Panel with local community members Marcela Michelle, Zeam Porter, Cameron PajYeeb Yang, Nick Metcalf, and Lenny Hayes, moderated by Rox Anderson
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Breakout Sessions
12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch (provided)
1:30 – 2:30 PM: Breakout Sessions
2:45 – 4 PM: Closing Plenary, with keynote speech from Micky B, Organizing Program Associate at the Transgender Law Center 
4:15 – 6:30 PM: Reception with performances (to be announced)
AND:
9 AM – 4 PM: Job and Resource Fair at the Pavilion in the Sculpture Garden
11 AM – 5 PM: Healing Justice Space at the Pavilion in the Sculpture Garden
 
Breakout Sessions Include:
  • Continued Discussion with Opening Plenary Panel
  • Trans Equity Council Listening Session
  • Community and Housing Justice: One Local Effort
  • Community Oral History for Social Change
  • Poetry Workshop for Queer and Trans Youth
  • Our Space Listening Session
  • Storytelling Through a Creative Narrative
  • BIPOC-Centered Caucus
For ASL interpretation and all other reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please note your needs in the registration form (available soon) or contact Track Trachtenberg at [email protected] or 612-394-0714. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Listed below are the things we currently have in place around accessibility. If you have access needs that aren’t addressed here, please note them in the registration form (available soon):

Fragrances: We ask for everyone’s participation in making the Summit a low-scent event. Please do not wear perfumes or other scented products to the event.

Transportation: The Walker Art Center is on the 4, 6, 12, and 25 bus lines. There are some hills leading to the building entrances. There is also parking available at the Walker’s parking garage.

Wheelchair access: The space we are using is ADA-compliant, although some of the wheelchair routes into rooms are rather long. All rooms will have space for wheelchair seating. There are elevators available.

Quiet room: We will have a quiet room available throughout the event.

Seating: Chair types vary from room to room in the Walker. If there is a type of seating you need, please let us know so we can work to ensure that we will have this available.
Interpretation: We have confirmed ASL interpretation and will announce other languages as we confirm them.

Food: We do our best to accommodate dietary needs and can promise to provide gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. If you need one of these dietary options, please note that on the registration form (available soon). If you have needs beyond that, please let us know on the registration form and we will follow up with you to see whether our caterer can accommodate those. However, we may not be able to accommodate very specific dietary needs and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Additional access notes: We will provide fidgets and ear plugs to those who need them. We are not able to provide childcare, but all ages (including youth) are welcome at the Summit. There will be volunteers trained in Psychological First Aid available throughout the event as well, and there is a free healing justice space from 11 AM – 5 PM where you can receive bodywork, tarot readings, and other support. Most bathrooms in the building will be gender-neutral during the Summit; a few will still be gendered for anyone who needs that. There will be volunteers available to guide attendees around, show the wheelchair-accessible routes, etc.
 
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En honor al 50 aniversario del levantamiento de Stonewall, el tema para la Cumbre de este año es “Cambiar la narrativa”. Como personas no conformes y transgénero, ¿cuáles son las historias que se cuentan sobre nosotros, nuestras historias y nuestro futuro?  ¿Cómo queremos cambiar esas historias?  ¿Cuál es la historia silenciada que queremos destacar y cuáles son los futuros que estamos imaginando?

La Cumbre es gratuita y está abierta al público, y alentamos a todas las personas interesadas en promover la equidad
transgénero para que asistan. Este es un evento para que los miembros de la comunidad trans/GNC se conecten con los recursos y entre ellos, y para que los posibles aliados conozcan más sobre los problemas que afectan a la comunidad trans/GNC y cómo integrar las visiones de la comunidad a través de una lente de equidad.

Le recomendamos registrarse con anticipación en
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-trans-equity-summit-shifting-the-narrative-spanish-tickets-72704269427 para asegurarnos de que haya suficiente comida y espacio y que se satisfagan todas las necesidades de acceso. El evento será interpretado al lenguaje de señas americano (ASL); se anunciará otra interpretación cuando se confirme.

Próximamente se anunciarán los fundamentos, panelistas, artistas y sesiones de trabajo. Si está interesado en participar en la Cumbre (planificación, patrocinio, presentación, voluntariado, actuación) o tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con
[email protected].

Para la interpretación al ASL y todas las demás adaptaciones razonables o formatos alternativos, anote sus necesidades en el formulario de registro (disponible próximamente) o comuníquese con Track Trachtenberg en
[email protected] o llamando al 612-394-0714. Las personas sordas o con dificultades auditivas pueden usar un servicio de retransmisión para llamar al 311 en el 612-673-3000. Los usuarios de TTY deben llamar al 612-673-2157 o 612-673-2626. Para solicitar asistencia 612-673-2700- kev pab 612-673-2800- Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

A continuación se enumeran las cosas que actualmente tenemos implementadas en torno a la accesibilidad. Si tiene necesidades de acceso que no se abordan aquí, anótelas en el formulario de registro (disponible próximamente):

Fragancias: Pedimos la participación de todos para hacer de la Cumbre un evento con poco perfume. No use perfumes u otros productos perfumados para el evento.

Transporte: El Walker Art Center está en el recorrido de las líneas de autobús 4, 6, 12 y 25. Hay algunas cuestas que conducen a las entradas del edificio. También hay estacionamiento disponible en el estacionamiento del Walker.

Acceso para sillas de ruedas: El espacio que estamos utilizando cumple con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA), aunque algunas de las rutas para sillas de ruedas hacia las salas son bastante largas. Todas las salas tendrán espacio para sillas de ruedas. Hay ascensores disponibles.

Sala de reposo: Tendremos una sala de reposo disponible durante todo el evento.

Asientos: Los tipos de sillas varían de una sala a otra en el Walker. Si necesita un tipo de asiento en particular, infórmenos para que podamos hacer todo lo posible para tenerlo disponible.
Interpretación: Hemos confirmado la interpretación al ASL y anunciaremos otros idiomas a medida que los confirmemos.

Comida: Hacemos todo lo posible para satisfacer las necesidades dietéticas y podemos prometer que contaremos con opciones sin gluten, veganas y vegetarianas. Si necesita una de estas opciones dietéticas, anótelo en el formulario de registro (disponible en breve). Si tiene otras necesidades dietéticas, infórmenos en el formulario de registro y le daremos seguimiento para ver si nuestro proveedor puede atenderlas. Sin embargo, es posible que no podamos satisfacer necesidades dietéticas que sean muy específicas y nos disculpamos sinceramente por cualquier inconveniente que esto pueda causarle.

Notas adicionales sobre el acceso: Proporcionaremos aparatos y tapones para los oídos a quienes los necesiten. Habrá voluntarios capacitados en primeros auxilios psicológicos disponibles durante todo el evento, y hay un espacio de justicia curativa gratuito de 11 a.m. a 5 p.m., donde puede recibir trabajo corporal, lecturas de tarot y otro tipo de apoyo. La mayoría de los baños en el edificio serán neutrales en cuanto al sexo durante la Cumbre; algunos seguirán siendo de sexo específico para cualquiera que lo necesite. Habrá voluntarios disponibles para guiar a los asistentes, mostrar las rutas accesibles para sillas de ruedas, etc.
 
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Iyada oo lagu maamuusayo sannadguuradii kacdoonkii 50-aad ee Stonewall, hal-kudhegga shirweynaha Sannadkani waa “Bedelidda sheekada.”  Dadka bedeley jinsigooda ama aan isu aqoon jinsiba sideen rabnaa inaan u bedelno sheekooyinkaas? Waa maxay taariikhda aamusnaanta ee aan dooneyno inaan iftiimino, maxaanse mustaqbalka odorasaynaa?
Shirku waa lacag la’aan wuxuuna u furan yahay dadweynaha, waxaanna ku dhiirrigelinaynaa qof kasta oo danaynaya inuu sii wado sinnaanta transgender inuu ka soo qeyb galo. Tani waa dhacdo loogu talagalay xubnaha bulshada / GNC inay isku xirmaan, wadaagaana xogaha, iyo xulashooyinka suurtagalka ah inay wax badan ka bartaan arrimaha saamaynaya trans / bulshada GNC iyo sida loogu daro aragtida bulshada iyada oo laga eegayo xagga sinnaanta.
Waxaan kugula talineynaa inaad horay isaga diiwaangeliso https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-trans-equity-summit-shifting-the-narrative-somali-tickets-72727890077 si loo hubiyo cunno iyo boos ku filan iyo si loo daboolo baahiyaha oo dhan. Kulanka waxaa joogi doona turjubaano.
Qabanqaabiyeyaasha, iyo kuwa wax qabanaya, iyo kalfadhiyada goosashada ayaa goor dhaw lagu dhawaaqi doonaa! Haddii aad xiisaynayso inaad door ka cayaarto Shirka (qorshaynta, kafaala qaadka, tabinta, tabarucida, gudashada), ama aad qabtid wax su'aalo ah, fadlan la xiriir [email protected].
Tarjumaadda ASL iyo dhammaan baahiyaha kaleba  la xiriir Track Trachtenberg at [email protected] ama 612-394-0714. Dadka dhagaha la 'ama dhagaha culus waxay adeegsan karaan adeegga Relay si ay u wacaan 311 taleefanka 612-673-3000. Isticmaalayaasha TTY ayaa wac 612-673-2157 ama 612-673-2626. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Haddaad Caawimaad u baahanyahay 612-673-3500.
Hoos waxaa ku taxan waxyaabaha aan hadda haysanno ee ku saabsan helitaanka. Haddii aad leedahay baahiyo aan wax laga qaban, fadlan ku qor foomka isdiiwaangelinta (Ee dhakhsaha loo heli doono.):
Cadarada: Waxaan codsaneynaa in qof walbaa ka qeyb qaato shir madaxeedka. Fadlan ha marsan caraf ama waxyaabo kale oo udgoon munaasabadda.
Gaadiidka: Xarunta Fanka Walker waxay ku taal 4, 6, 12, iyo 25 bas. Waxaa jira buuro qaar oo horseedaya iridaha dhismaha. Waxaa sidoo kale jira baarkin ku yaal garaashka baabuurta la dhigto ee Walker.
Helitaanka Kuraasta-curyaanka: Booska aan isticmaaleyno waa mid ADA waafaqsan, in kasta oo qaar ka mid ah jidadka cuuryaamiinta lagu tago qolalka ay aad u dheer yihiin. Qolalka oo dhami waxay lahaan doonaan boos kuraasta curyaamiinta. Waxaa jira wiishash sare.
Qolka xasilloon: Waxaan haysan doonnaa qol deggan oo xasilloon oo la heli karo inta munaasabaddu socoto oo dhan.
Fadhiga: Noocyada fadhiga  ee Walker waa kala duwan yihiin. Haddii uu jiro nooc fadhiga aad u baahan tahay, fadlan na soo ogeysii si aan u hubino helitaankiisa.
Tarjumida: Waxaan xaqiijinay tarjumaadda ASL waxaanan ku dhawaaqi doonaa luqado kale hadba sida aan u helno.
Cunnada: Waxaan sida ugu wanaagsan ugu dadaalnaa inaan u waafajino baahiyaha cuntooyinka waxaanna ballan qaadi karnaa inaan bixinno gluten-ka bilaashka ah, vegan iyo khudrada. Haddii aad u baahatid mid ka mid ah xulashooyinkaan cuntada, fadlan la soco in foomka diiwaangelinta (la heli karo goor dhow). Haddii aad qabto baahiyo intaas dhaafsiisan, fadlan nala socodsii foomka isdiiwaangalinta oo waan kula socon doonnaa si aan u eegno bal in maqaaxida dalabaadku aqbali karo kuwaas iyo in kale. Si kastaba ha noqotee, waxaa suuragal ah inaannaan qaban karin baahiyo cunto oo aad u gaar ah oo aannu si daacad ah raali gelin uga bixinno wixii khalkhal ku yimaad sababahan.
Warbixin dheeraad ah: Waxaan siin doonaa aalad jimicsi iyo sameecado cidda u baahan. Waxaa jiri doona mutadawiciin u tababbaran Gargaarka Degdegga ah ee cilminafsiga oo laga heli karo kulanka inta uu socodo oo dhan. Waxaa kaloo jira meel bannaan oo lagu bogsado oo caddaalad ah laga bilaabo 11 AM - 5 PM halkaas oo aad ka heli karto jir-dhis, wax akhrin, iyo taageero kale. Inta badan musqulaha dhismaha waxay noqon doonaan dhexdhexaad jinsi inta lagu jiro Shirka; in yar ayaa wali loo gudbin doonaa qof kasta oo u baahan taas. Waxaa jiri doona mutadawiciin diyaar u ah inay hagaan ka qaybgalayaasha hareeraha, tusidda marinnada iyo kuwa curyaamiintaba, iwm.

Transgender Issues Work Group

The City of Minneapolis’ Transgender Issues Work Group was established in March 2014 to look at issues facing the Transgender community. The group’s goal is to examine issues, engage the broader community, and make policy recommendations for City government that will affect the lives of Transgender residents of Minneapolis. The work group includes participants from City departments, City Council offices, the Mayor’s office, and the community. The group is taking a systematic approach to examine issues and develop policy recommendations that could be adopted by the City. Some of the areas of focus may include: 

  • Criminal justice system reform
    Homelessness, reporting, policies, interactions with police.
  • Employment
    Opportunities, workplace culture, discrimination, benefits.
  • Health
    Access, information, care, options.
  • Civic participation
    Voting, neighborhood groups, boards & commissions, public activities. 
  • Public spaces
    Transportation, bathrooms, parks. 

Transgender Issues Work Group participants include representatives from: 

  • Mayor’s office
  • City Council Offices
  • City Departments:
    • City Attorney’s Office
    • City Coordinator
    • Civil Rights
    • Community Planning and Economic Development
    • Health
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Police Department
  • Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
  • Justus Health

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