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2020 Gender Odyssey

June 18–21, 2020

San Diego, CA

Our conference schedule is in development and is subject to change. Additional sessions will be added.  Occasionally, a presenter has to cancel or a session needs to move from its scheduled day and time.  Please review as the conference dates near for any changes that may have occurred. 

Nonbinary Experience: Interactive Discussion of Nonbinary Narratives

Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 10:15 AM–Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11:45 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
1 - Salon A/B
Workshop Description

This workshop will discuss the social, political, and historical context of the emergence and prevalence of nonbinary gender identities. Topics covered will include various pathways of expression and complexity of the narratives of non-gender conforming identities: medical and non medical intervention(s), social transitions, coming out(disclosure), community connections, and interpersonal relating. The workshop is aimed at creating space for folx to explore nonbinary trans identities. The facilitator will draw from existing data, clinical experience, and personal identity to invite participants into consideration of complexity and practicing self awareness.

Primary Contact

L. Tuiletufuga, The San Diego LGBT Community Center

Workshop Presenter's Names

L Tuiletufuga, The San Diego LGBT Community Center
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Presenter Bio

L. Tuiletufuga’s social location: gender fluid/non-binary-queer person of color.
L. has worked in the community for over 10 years as a group facilitator and speaker; specializing in embodiment/ movement / drama / expressive arts, Mindfulness and meditative techniques, and Motivational/Inspirational collaborative healing. They received their Bachelors of Arts in Theater and Psychology from the University of California at San Diego and their Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University. L. works in private practice, The LGBT Community Center, and the Hillcrest Youth Center with individuals, couples, families, and groups who are experiencing emerging identities, shifts in preferences, recovering from relational violence and other forms of trauma, and folks who are experiencing issues of immigration, low socio-economic status, and racial marginalization. In their work L. practices an amalgam of Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, Embodiment/ Play Therapy, and Indigenous/ Native Samoan ancestral healing practices.