Gender Bandit

LGBTQ Safe Space and Diversity Consultant

Want to do right by LGBTQ2S+ folks in your workplace, school, or community but don’t know where to start? I can show you how.

I am a nonbinary transgender activist and educator who works with not-for-profit and other businesses who want to invest in diversity and create safe spaces for volunteers, employees, and visitors. I facilitate workshops and can help you design programming that is not only inclusive or accepting, but accommodating and affirming to minorities in your community. I come from a conservative religious background and am well-positioned to share my personal experiences as a gateway for you and your team’s further engagement in a more social justice-informed world.

 

Workshops

“How can I make simple changes to be more inclusive? What does LGBTQ2S+ stand for?” Help your community understand with interactive workshops.

Consulting

Got a specific project you want to put in the right mindset? Need some help developing equity policy? Let’s talk!

Speaking

Need a keynote speaker for your event who can confidently discuss LGBTQ+ issues? I’ve got you covered.

Corporate

Want to create a safer space in your workplace? Have a transgender employee and don’t know where to begin? Let’s get started!

Prayers of the People for Pride Sunday

I had the privilege of leading the Prayers of the People at my church yesterday, which also coincided with the Pride parade in our city. I spent a lot of time working on my prayers for that day, and also got some really kind comments on my prayers, so I’ve...
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‘Holy Manners’ and a Whole Lot of Hugs: Vignettes from General Synod 2016

Lots of mainstream papers have picked this up, but just in case you haven’t heard–the Anglican Church of Canada has officially passed gay marriage! Well. It’s a little more complicated than that. The motion has passed, but by a very slim margin,...
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For the Sake of Love: Synod 2016

Anyone who follows this blog knows I’m a pretty verbose individual, so some of you will be happy to know that I intend this to be a short post. This weekend in Richmond Hill, Ontario (suburbia near Toronto), the Anglican Church is gathering to make a vote on the...
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‘Try to do the Unimagineable’: On Orlando and Generous Space

Since my most recent blog post I’ve been thinking about, well, a follow-up to that post. It was the most popular post I’ve ever written. I think it’s safe to say it resonated with a fair number of people. And in some ways, I think I am no closer to...
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“The Church” vs “My Church” vs The Anglican Communion: One Queer’s Perspective

Hey beautiful people. I’ve been absent a while, I know. I have a lot of ideas I want to explore in blog posts here, but my depression has been kicking my butt lately and I’ve been feeling lucky for the days I make it out of the apartment, much less do...
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Job-Hunting While Queer

Let me start by saying that yeah, I know, nobody likes looking for a job. I just get to have even more fun than most people. Dear Hiring Manager, My name is Eliot W———, and I am a 23-year-old student — My name is Eliot W———-...
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This one’s for my siblings.

I’ve been thinking all day about what I wanted to say today. In some ways, TDOR was easier. There’s a framework there. There’s statistics to fall back on. There are other stories, so much more important than my own, to share. There are loved ones to...
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A quick note on North Carolina

Hey beautiful people, I am still decompressing from conference mode and have several things in the works for you all that I’m very excited to share! But I’ve been seeing this phenomenon on Facebook and elsewhere in wake of a certain awful bill passing in...
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