LGBTQIA Diversity and Inclusion Training

 Want to learn more about all those new terms you have heard people use or have seen on GW forms describing gender and sexual orientation? Do you ever wonder why people are making such a big deal about gender pronouns and gender inclusive bathrooms? Want to be a better ally with and for your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA)  friends, classmates and family members but are not sure where to begin? Then this training is for you!  We will explore diverse identities of gender and sexuality, while discussing the coming out process and how to be an ally with all the LGBTQIA people in your life. 


Learning Objectives:
*Participants will be able to describe the identities of biological sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.
*Participants will be able to differentiate between gender identity and biological sex.
*Participants will be able to list the four stages of Ally Development.
*Participants will be able to list at least three sets of gender pronouns.

*Participants will be able to define gender inclusive bathroom and name at least two groups of people who benefit from gender inclusive bathrooms.
*Participants will be able to list at least three stages of the coming out process.

Key Terminology: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Ally, Coming Out, Gender Pronouns, Gender Inclusive Bathrooms.

Duration: 90 minutes
Format: Facilitated discussion accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. Q&A throughout

Recommended Number of Participants: up to 25

Training Creator: Timothy Kane, MSSC Associate Director