This discussion session is an opportunity for facilitated, small group conversations exploring topics in the context of the workplace such as job searching while LGBTQ+, coming out at work, staying out, transitioning, and working with LGBTQ+ clients (in education, mental health, medicine and other fields). This workshop is facilitated by and for LGBTQ+ and questioning individuals, please respect the intentional creation of this brave space.
Jae O’Dougherty (they/them) is an Operations Coordinator for the Los Angeles LGBT Center and a founding member of the Non-Binary Union of LA (NBULA). Throughout their career, they have worked with thousands of service providers, parents/caregivers, and youth of all ages to unravel bias and build more equitable futures. In their academic, professional and community-based endeavors, Jae prioritizes advocacy and education to advance the rights of their communities. Beyond their work with the Los Angeles LGBT Center, they serve as Programming Director for NBULA, whose mission focuses on social connections and uplifting the needs of non-binary, genderqueer, agender, Two-Spirit and intersex communities in and beyond Los Angeles.