In order to truly begin to understand how to help with supporting The Carlisle Initiative's efforts, you need to understand that we are a community-driven effort. What this means is that the gender expansive community, which includes our allies, is the life force behind our very existence. Sure, there may be someone calling the shots. But the community runs the show. It is the support and feedback from within the community that help us determine what can and needs to be done in order to grow this initiative in all the right ways and for all the right reasons.
We observe how the community responds to the content we deliver. We listen and respond to questions and concerns that people express. We remain as transparent as possible with our community, keeping them informed of our intentions and making them aware of what we are doing and how it is intended to help them. And we encourage everyone in the community to keep a watchful eye for those who could use a little enlightenment, validation, a hand up, or a show of support and gratitude.
One of The Carlisle Initiative's core objectives is to contribute to the betterment of the lives of gender expansive people. Whether we do this by offering support meetings, creating uplifting and empowering videos, scouring comments for those who need a little encouragement, or lifting and amplifying the voices of others in our community, we strive to ensure that all within our chosen family know that they are loved and feel the acceptance that many of them so desperately need.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
There are several ways that you can help us to nurture and grow this initiative:
If you have ideas or would like to become involved, send us a message and let us know! We would love to hear from you!
TRANSETCETERA IS NOW "THE CARLISLE INITIATIVE!"
1. We are currently in the process of rebranding our organization's web site and socials. In the interim, you may still see references to TransEtcetera, including email addresses and other contact options until the rebranding is complete.
2. The Carlisle Initiative is moving away from the widely-known LGBTQIA+ acronym in favor of the shorter and more inclusive GSE acronym, which stands for Gender & Sexually Expansive. Now, when you see this in our spaces, you will know what it means.