HVTF Workshop 1 on Saturday, January 22nd | 10:35-11:50am EST
"What's Love Got to Do With It?:" A Conversation on TGNCNB Intimacy, Pleasure, and Romance
This is a TGNCNB only space
Ms. Mimi D. Shelton, M.S.Ed
Ms. Jahaira Gonzalez
Workshop Description: This workshop will operate as a community circle discussion regarding the ways in which TGNCNB individuals engage in and experience pleasure, intimacy, and romance. While this workshop discusses relationships with intimate partners, we recognize that pleasure and romance are derived with one's self as well as between individuals. The goal is to shine a light of humanity over TGNCNB love and sexual lives in a way that does not pathologize us as high-risk, HIV/AIDs ridden, and incapable of initimacy beyond phsycial sensation.
Workshop Format: An intentionally led community circle discussion, restricted only to community members who identify as part of the trans, gender-non-conforming, or non-binary communities
Ms. Mimi D. Shelton, M.S.Ed (she/her) is an educator and Director of Trans Initiatives and Services at Destination Tomorrow: The Bronx LGBTQ Center. She has lived in New York City for the past four years and is originally from Louisa County, Virginia. Prior to her position at DT, Mimi taught middle school English in private schools in NYC and Philadelphia. Mimi received her bachelor's degree in English and African American studies from The College of William and Mary and her Master's of Science in Education (M.S.Ed) from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Jahaira Gonzalez (she/her) is the Director of Outreach and Prevention Services at Destination Tomorrow: The Bronx LGBTQ Center. As a veteran of DT, Jahaira's duties and responsibilities include community outreach, cultural competency training, HIV testing and counseling, PeP and PReP navigation, and Gender affirming care navigation. Jahaira is a native New Yorker and is a loyal supporter of her community.