Beyond the Letters: Unpacking Queer Identities (NYC)

Beyond the Letters: Unpacking Queer Identities (NYC)

10 Nathan D. Perlman Place, New York, NY 10003

A training for service providers, campus staff/faculty, advocates, and students.

From 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM

At Beth Israel Medical Center, Podell Auditorium

10 Nathan D. Perlman Place, New York, NY 10003

New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault / Nastia Gorodilova /





This full-day training will take a deeper dive into working with the LGBTQIA+ community, addressing cross-sectional issues that affect Queer, Transgender, and Gender-nonconforming young people, as well as learning more about those who hold these identities. These trainings unpack the barriers faced by those identifying with the LGBTQIA+ community, and offer strategies that Providers can take in mitigating these challenges.

Please contact Nastia Gorodilova at with any questions.


This training event is no longer supported by our funder, so please consider making a $10 contribution to support speaker travel fees by purchasing the donation ticket option. Thank you!




9:30-10:00 – Registration


10:00-4:30 - Training sessions, with a break for lunch on your own


Session 1: Consent and Accountability in the LGBTQIA+ and Kink Communities

Speaker: Andy Izenson, Esq. (Pronouns: he/him or they/them)

Andy is the Associate Attorney at Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC, and a passionate advocate and educator around alternative family law and family creation, gender and sexuality, and restorative and transformative justice. This advocacy extends both to education work, including cultural competency trainings for legal professionals, consent and communication workshops at high schools and colleges, and extensive alternative justice system education across the country, as well as to direct services work as an attorney, mediator, consultant, and practitioner of restorative and transformative justice. Andy is a dedicated member of the LGBTQI Family Professionals of New York, working with New York families to resolve conflict without state intervention. Andy speaks and educates nationwide on these topics, including at New York State Bar Association, the LGBT Bar Association Conference, Creating Change, Columbia University, Yale Law School, and Harvard Law School.


Session 2: Between the Binaries: Centering Non-Monosexual and Nonbinary Folx in Sexual Violence Work

Speaker: Nastia Gorodilova (Pronouns: they/them/theirs)

The voices, lived experiences, and challenges of those living between the binaries in today’s society and on college and university campuses are still invisibilized. Bi+ and TGNC students have distinct needs and therefore deserve distinct services and resources. A lot of current survivor-centered work can reinforce gender and sexual orientation binaries, and in doing so exclude the voices of some of the students most affected by sexual violence. This workshop will highlight existing barriers faced by non-monosexual and gender-nonconforming students through the tracing of movement histories and looking ahead to the future of what can be done by ‘Enough is Enough’ Providers to center the experiences of these populations.




Session 3: Title IX and Civil Rights Protections for LGBTQIA+ Students

Speaker: Ever B. Hanna, Esq. (Pronouns: they/them/theirs)

Ever is the Campus Policy Manager at EROC (End Rape on Campus) and a queer and trans lawyer, educator, and activist. They hold a J.D. from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and a B.S. in Film and Television from Boston University. Ever’s formative experience successfully organizing for the implementation of a sexual assault response and prevention center in college cemented their identity as a survivor activist and galvanized them to continue to agitate for radical change on and off of campus. Since then, Ever has gained experience in law, social work, and education and has worked with a variety of populations including foster youth, preschoolers, farmworkers, law students, survivors of sexual violence, criminal defendants, and people who are incarcerated. Ever’s dedication to community organizing and public interest work has been honored by the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, and the faculty of Villanova Law.


Session 4: Pending Speaker Travel Confirmation

Currently intended to be: Understanding the Polyamorous Community and Strategies to Respond to Boundary Transgressions


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