Originally Posted by kara speltz
Zerbe: you may not have attended any trainings, but you're a natural from what I've been able to determine. I always love to say there are two types of learning - street and academic. In my opinion - the street education often surpasses the academic. Go for it!
Thank you! Yeah, I had to figure a lot of things out mostly on my own. And with many thanks to Jamie, Jeff Lutes, et al. for answering my questions as they came up!
However, one warning. HRC is an organization with a history of going for the lowest common denominator. The ENDA situation being just the most recent time when they sold out our T family. I personally don't have a lot of trust in them. But I'm probably a distinct minority in the gay & lesbian community. From what I know the T community pretty much feels the same as I do about HRC. Kara
Yeah, I know. I had a little frustration with HRC over littler things last year, and then the ENDA issue came up right after. My trans friends were livid. When all those things added up, I let my membership lapse and re-directed those membership dues into additional donations to my state group which I'm happier with.
But otoh, they are offering inexpensive training in stuff I really want to continue learning about, and it's taking place right in my town. Darned if I'm gonna let the opportunity pass. I don't have to agree with their every move in order to learn and grow from what they have to offer.