CSUN’s LGBTA to teach on gender equity

Kevin Kiani

The CSUN Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance (LGBTA) organization will be hosting a trans/gender equity night on March 28 in the Thousand Oaks Room of the USU from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event, hosted by Cadence Valentine, is set up to offer brief instruction to the general population on proper terminology to use when referring to someone from the transgender community.

It will be primarily for the population who does not identify with the transgender community, but it also targets LGBTA members who are not well-informed about the topic as well.

Valentine said the reason the word “equity” was used instead of “equality” is because equality refers to exact division and equal sharing, while the word equity denotes justness and fairness between all genders.

The event will also include a student panel who will share their experiences and offer advice and information.