Many people refrain from talking about sexual orientation and gender identity or expression because they are afraid of saying the wrong thing. At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we are working to educate ourselves as well as others.
Our Bigs receive access to LGBTQ Training thanks to our partnership with our friends at Side by Side. Now we want to bring it to everyone. It’s important that we open the door to better conversations.
SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression) refers to characteristics common to all human beings because everyone has a sexual orientation and a gender identity.
Using Pronouns helps to normalize the sharing of one's gender identity. Even if you are not likely to be misgendered, think about adding your pronouns to your email signature, social media profiles, and business cards!
Thank you for learning with us!
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Greater Richmond Headquarters
1707 Summit Ave, #200
Richmond, VA 23230
110 Main Street, Suite 3
Hopewell, VA 23860
Hampton Roads Office
mail to: P.O. Box 16774
Chesapeake, VA 23328
Greater Virginia Peninsula Office
Katherine Johnson Adult Learning Center
17346 Warwick Blvd. Room 8
Newport News, VA 23603