Removing the Barriers: 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion 101 & 102

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

An introductory training on 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion for service providers in the Peel Region.

This training will provide staff and volunteers with a breadth of introductory 2SLGBTQ+ terminology, concepts, and theories. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm the necessary skills and practices to be supportive allies to diverse members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Learning Objectives:

1. Build a common understanding of significant 2SLGBTQ+ concepts and explore the idea of “intersectionality” (Crenshaw, 1989).

2. Understand the appropriate terms to use in reference to 2SLGBTQ+ communities and individuals.

3. Define and differentiate the concepts that are under assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexuality

4. Debunk common stereotypes/myths about 2SLGBTQ+ communities and examine the four types of microaggressions.

5. Brainstorm and reflect upon the skills and practices needed to be a good ally to diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

6. Identify ways that allies can address 2SLGBTQ+ oppressions and discriminations.

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