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Intro to LGBTQ+ Identities and Inclusive Language

October 12, 2021, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT

The Spectrum Center will be presenting an introduction to LGBTQ+ language and identities. Gender identity, attractionality, and pronouns will be introduced. Participants will engage in discussion around inclusive practices that can be employed as well as how to be an active ally. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own experience with allyhood development and identify strategies for personal and organizational change.

Learning Objectives:

PERSONAL AWARENESS – Participants will:

  • Identify how social identities and personal motivations impact one’s ally work

KNOWLEDGE – Participants will:

  • Develop a working knowledge of LGBTQ terminology
  • Explain key concepts related to LGBTQ and Ally Identity Development Models

SKILLS – Participants will:

  • Define multiple ways to demonstrate ally behavior

ACTION – Participants will:

  • Identify areas of growth as an ally

This workshop is designed for master’s students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

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October 12, 2021
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
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