Introduction to Sexuality and Gender Acceptance
In this LGBQ & T (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, & Transgender) focused webinar, participants will explore the social and cultural impacts of identifying as LGBQ and/or T in the U.S. today. Some key concepts we’ll explore include gender pronouns, definitions of sexual orientations, explanations of preferred/updated language, and statistics regarding the implications of LGBQ & T discrimination. We hope attendees will leave with increased confidence in their ability to create respectful, inclusive and affirming interactions with those diverse communities they serve.
In this hour-long introduction to the concept of sexuality and gender acceptance, participants will…
- explore key concepts and competencies for working with members of the LGBQ & T community,
- prepare to address biased language and inequities one might encounter toward the LGBQ & T community,
- learn about the factors needed to create an environment that is respectful, inclusive and affirming for all.
To ensure a safe and open learning environment for this complex topic, our session will not be recorded and will not be available in our Training Archive.
Who Should Attend
Any library staff member interested in gaining a better understanding of the social and cultural impacts of identifying as LGBQ and/or T in the U.S. today and exploring factors to create an environment that is respectful, inclusive and affirming for all.
Training for this session will be provided by team members from SHIFT Consulting—the professional services division of The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. SHIFT Consulting focuses on leadership and organizational development initiatives with a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) lens that supports the development of inclusive environments where all feel connected, respected, and valued.