In the spirit of Pride month, we wanted to highlight this recorded talk delivered by one of our Hera Hub members, Tristan Higgins. She helps demystify gender with a lighthearted and candid conversation on “just how many genders there are.”
Pride month is celebrated in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. Known as a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history.
The first gay pride marches took place on June 28, 1970 in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, where three to five thousand marchers attended the inaugural Pride. The NYC Pride March has been the biggest pride parade in North America with two million attendees each year in the years before covid. For WorldPride NYC 2019, parade attendees were estimated to be four million and an additional million took part over the final weekend to continue the demonstration for equal rights.
Tristan Higgins is an internationally recognized speaker on LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion. She is so passionate about diversity and representation that she has stepped away from her 22 years practicing law and started her own speaking and consulting firm – Metaclusive, LLC. The term “metaclusive” means a sense of belonging that transcends diversity and inclusion where all are represented, valued, and accepted. As the definition implies, Metaclusive, LLC focuses on all types of diversity, from the most commonly thought of race and gender, to the often forgotten disability, military service, and communication style. As a superhero fanatic, Tristan has taken the title of “metahuman,” and all clients who train with her earn the title as well. Capes are optional.