Transgender Inclusion

June 6, 2017 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Southfield Civic Center (26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, MI 48067)

This session will provide guidance on creating an accepting environment for all and will focus on transgender inclusion.  This session will provide a great training opportunity for any member of your staff – part time, seasonal or full time. There will be significant time available for questions and answers and some of the topics covered will include:

  • Creating an inclusive environment for ALL
  • Dealing with those who bully people who are transgender
  • Working with your co-workers who are transgender
  • Creating an open and honest communication between participants, staff and parents


mParks Members - $10

Non-Members - $20



About the speaker:

Nathan Triplett, J.D.  Director of Public Policy & Political Action
Equality Michigan 

Nathan Triplett served as on the East Lansing City Council from 2007-2015 and as Mayor from 2013-2015. At 30, he was the youngest Mayor in East Lansing’s history. He also served on the Michigan Municipal League’s (MML) Board of Trustees and was elected Vice President and President of the Board. Triplett was a prolific and progressive local legislator. He authored East Lansing’s first-in-the-state ordinance conditioning economic development incentives on the use of green building practices, as well as East Lansing’s Local Purchasing Preference Policy, Other Eligible Individual Benefits Policy, Equal Benefits Ordinance, and an ordinance mandating that landlords distribute voter registration forms and information to tenants in East Lansing. During Nathan’s tenure on the City Council, East Lansing became the first Michigan city to earn a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
Today, Triplett serves on the Board of Directors of the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), the MSU James Madison College Alumni Association, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, and the ACLU of Michigan. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of East Lansing and currently serves as a Rotary Assistant Governor in District 6360. He is also very involved as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. Nathan is a recipient of the Governor’s Service Award, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 10 Over the Next 10 Award, the GLSEN Pathfinder Award, the Michigan State University Distinguished Young Alumni Award, and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s inaugural Civic Leadership Award.