Nov 30, 2021
Cindy Rivers
I am a transgender women with lived experience in the LGBTQ + community

The presentation is called Lgbtq+ inclusion and diversity - gender and sexuality. The intended out come is to provide a better understanding of the LGBTQ + community, updated terminology, and how to be a more inclusive and better ally to the community. Statistics and specific information are also provided. 


My name is Cindy Hann / Cindy Rivers. I am a transgender woman with lived experience in the LGBTQ + community, I have taken inclusion and diversity training through the university of Pittsburgh as well as training from Ashleigh Yule, who is one of the foremost counsellors for lgbt+ youth in Alberta. I also was a member of Pride YMM and started as well as facilitate our regions only transgender support group. I am a professional public speaker, community educator, and comedian. I have delivered multiple sessions of this presentation to Alberta Health Services, Northern Lights Regional Hospital, Keyano college, the RMWB as well as many social profit organizations. 

Cindy has performed all over Canada and some of the USA. She’s performed at festivals such as, Nextfest, Big Pine Comedy Festival, Grindstone Comedy Festival, LA Comedy Club in Las Vegas, Los Angelas Diversity In comedy Festival by second city, Just for laughs Northwest, and opened for Hannah Gadsby. She was opening for Chelsea Handler this summer and has been interviewed by George Stroumboulopoulos and iHeart radio, as well as opened for Canada’s drag race winner Priyanka on her Taste Test tour and Opened for Brook Lyn Hytes, winner of Ru Paul’s Drag Race.  She’s slightly awkward and quirky but all funny.