June 3, 2021
Queer & Trans 101: A Training for Allies
Thursday, June 3, 2021
In this interactive training, participants will:
• Explore the concepts of gender, sex, and sexual orientation
• Learn about systems of oppression impacting LGBTQIA+ people
• Gain practical strategies to create more inclusive spaces
The presentation begins with an exploration of contemporary issues impacting LGBTQIA+ people at the local, state, and national levels, inviting participants to share their knowledge and reflect on their own experiences in the workplace and beyond. This establishes a real-life context and clear reference points for the following discussions of terminology and concepts. Presenters go over the meaning of each letter in LGBTQIA+, providing insight into nuances of meaning and consideration for how language has shifted over time. This leads into a discussion of the distinction between sex and gender and between gender identity and sexual orientation. Intended for audiences of all knowledge levels.