This course will explore the evolution of the LGBTQ+ community and highlight key components of equity for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, and questioning/queer people. Participants will identify important terminology associated with sexual orientation and gender expression and become more comfortable in the use of pronouns, which provide a more inclusive environment for all people. Participants will also engage in an exploration of some of the issues that the LGBTQ+ community faces, reflect on their own biases, and learn how to become an ally to help stop the cycles of biased behaviors and attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community.


Course Outcomes:

  • Explore the evolution of the LGBTQ+ Community.
  • Explore ways to increase equality and equity for the LGBTQ+ community. 
  • Identify key terminologies associated with sexual orientation and gender expression and explore how to use pronouns as to provide a more inclusive environment. 
  • We will learn how to use the RIR Protocol to address biases and discrimination of the LGBTQ+ community.