Creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ people is an ongoing process, and requires a commitment to continue learning from everyone involved. The LGBTQ+ Culture Center is proud to assist in this process by offering a variety of Training Workshops. Each workshop focuses on a different issue or theme within the LGBTQ+ community. They are suitable both for beginners and more advanced learners.
Learn the basics of sexual and romantic orientation, including LGB+ identities, the asexual spectrum, ways to model attraction, and types of attraction beyond sexual and romantic.
Learn the basics of gender identity and expression, and the ways they relate to our bodies. Subjects covered include transgender and nonbinary identities, gender expression and androgyny, the basics of gender transition including name and pronoun changes, and intersex conditions.
At this workshop you will learn about what it means to be an effective ally and how our own identities and privilege play a role in our advocacy efforts. Be prepared to discuss concrete strategies and practice using some of the concepts discussed during the workshop. All experience levels are welcome.
Examine the personal experiences of LGBTQ+ people, including systemic oppression and discrimination, but also queer joy. Topics discussed will include family conflict, gatekeeping, the legal landscape, and intersectional oppression; as well as gender euphoria, media representation, and queer relationships.
This workshop will provide information about the unique mental health needs that exist within the LGBTQ+ Community. Topics for discussion include resources and advocacy efforts to support the mental health needs of LGBTQ+ students and create gender and sexuality affirming environments.
Explore intersectionality and the ways it can be used to understand our society and ourselves. We will talk about what intersectionality is, the ways it shows up in society and in our conceptions of self, why activism needs to be intersectional, and other ways of understanding how we view ourselves.