Aiden James Kosciesza is a transgender speaker, writer, and activist who has been sharing his personal story of transition since 2011.
Let’s Talk About Gender
The more we encounter people who are different from us, the more we come to understand them — and, through them, ourselves. Aiden Kosciesza has made it his mission to raise awareness of transgender issues, under the guiding principle that persecution stems from ignorance and misunderstanding.
Many people have heard the word “transgender,” but don’t have a clear understanding of what that word means. Aiden’s presentation outlines basic trans terminology and explains the difference between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Aiden identifies which words are current and which ones are out-of-date or offensive, and provides helpful guidelines for interacting with trans people in polite, respectful ways.