Online ECHO Clinic | April 22, 2020
Presentation Title: Creating Safe and Friendly Clinical Environments for Transgender and Non-Binary Patients
Jean Baptiste, a person who identifies as transmasculine, provides an overview of the basics of gender identity and terminology, and the importance of showing respect through using appropriate language. They share their insight on what steps clinicians can take to make their spaces safe for non-binary people.
Jean Baptiste (they/he) traces their lineage back to the Wet’suwet’en Nation and belongs to the Laksilyu (Small Frog) clan. Since coming out as transmasculine and Two-Spirit in university, they have completed their BSc in Psychology and First Nations Studies with a focus on reincarnation and Two-Spirit at the University of Northern British Columbia. In previous years, they have dedicated their time to working in Northern British Columbia, in addition to East Africa, in respect to trans advocacy, awareness, and education within the Indigenous and human rights community.