Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Opportunity: Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud - Demonstrating Allyship to LGBTQ+ Youth & Why It Matters

Demonstrating allyship to LGBTQ+ youth and why it matters
Thursday, June 25th  10 - 11 AM (MST)  Zoom
Colleen Gibley-Reed (She / Her / Hers)

June is Pride Month when LGBTQ+ communities come together across the world and celebrate the freedom to be themselves. This Kempe Café will introduce attendees to effective approaches to support LGBTQ+ youth who are particularly vulnerable. Join us as we learn about the history behind Pride month, key terms and concepts, and strategies to demonstrate allyship in both your personal and professional life.

Coming together during Pride month, a month intended to promote the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of LGBTQ+ people as a social group, you will learn the importance of understanding, embracing and supporting this historically marginalized group. Participants will leave with greater empathy for this population, feeling empowered to show up as a true ally.

  • Familiarize yourself with the history of Pride month
  • Acquire a knowledge of the key terms and concepts specific to SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity and expression)
  • Learn about the outcomes of LGBTQ+ youth, why it’s important to be data-informed about this population and how it impacts those you serve
  • Grasp what it means to have heterosexual and cisgender privilege
  • Gain an understanding of actionable steps you can immediately take to demonstrate allyship
“Don’t tolerate me as different. Accept me as part of the spectrum of normalcy”

Ann Northrop