LGBTQ+ Allyship and You
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In society, we operate with a set of social norms and expectations. In many ways it feels comfortable to go along with them. When you think about gender, sex, and sexual orientation, your perception of those words, and what you associate them with, is impacted by those social norms and expectations. But, how were those norms and expectations created? And, by whom, and why? What happens when your very existence, who you are, is not within those norms and expectations? If you’re willing to take an honest look, it’s not difficult to see the impact. This training will explore these questions and more, and their impact on the LGBTQ+ community.
You’ll learn about the creation of ideals and beliefs surrounding sexual orientation, sex, and gender, the use of narratives to create and reinforce bias and their impact, community culture, personal identity, and you’ll build knowledge and awareness to become a strong ally.
Learn about historical events, ideologies, and social structures, and how they inform modern day beliefs, bias, and perception regarding the LGBTQ+ community
Develop an understanding of basic terminology and who the LGBTQ+ community is
Analyze concepts such as the gender binary, gender roles, heteronormativity, homophobia and transphobia
Reflect on personal identity, bias, privilege, and intersectionality
Identify what LGBTQ+ allyship means and ways to make allyship part of your life and/or practice.