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A gender-diversity celebration picnic will be held on Oct. 16 from 1-4 p.m at the Art Association of Jackson Hole. Photo: Sharon McCutcheon

JACKSON, Wyo. — Following a successful summer picnic, another gender diversity celebration picnic will be held this Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Art Association of Jackson Hole multipurpose studio and deck.

Event organizer, Cheyenne Syvertson-Hagestuen said the goal of the event is to connect people with gender-diverse identities and share the message to everyone that our gender-diverse community members are seen and celebrated. 

Photo: Cheyenne Syverston-Hagestuen

“Everywhere there are people there is a diversity of gender identity, experience, and expression,” Syvertson-Hagestuen said. 

In July, the first gender diversity picnic was held. It was the first public-facing event of its kind in the Jackson community. A diversity of ages and identities turned out for the event. “One thing that came out of that picnic was a resounding request from attendees to do it again,” Syvertson-Hagestuen said. 

Syverston-Hagestuen is a licensed psychotherapist in Jackson who specializes in gender-informed care for gender-diverse clients. 

“Research continues to reflect that health outcomes for gender diverse youth and adults greatly improve when they feel affirmed in their gender identity,” they said, “This event and future events like it are about creating positive, supportive community spaces for our gender diverse community members.”

The event will be held from 1-4 p.m.

More information about gender identity topics can be found at genderspecrum.org.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.