The public conversation about homophobia is “out of the closet” in the United States. The U.S. Congress and state legislatures debate DOMA; the tragic numbers of LGBT teen suicides have finally received national media coverage and the attention of elected officials; “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is familiar language today.
Some of the attending issues may be in the current public discourse, but the lack of truthful information about the LGBT communities and the horrific daily impact of homophobia and transphobia remain.
cultural bridges to justice can provide workshops and keynotes to educate your members and prepare them to confront the homophobic misinformation and stereotypes that bombard our society.
Whether your organization is seeking training for teachers who need to address gay bullying in the schools, a domestic violence or human service program that provide services to the LGBT community, or an EMS agency seeking to better serve all the residents of their community, our trainers can design a workshop or keynote to meet your needs.
Our homophobia / transphobia workshops are generally led by a training team – one LGBT trainer and one heterosexual ally.
We will work with you to create objectives and design activities relevant to your audience and mission.
This interactive workshop utilizes engaging activities to present truthful information about the LGBT communities, offer a reality check on the daily impact of homophobia and transphobia, and prepare allies to confront the homophobic misinformation and stereotypes that bombard our society.
This workshop encourages Lesbians and gay men to recognize and examine the harmful impact of a lifetime of homophobic / heterosexist messages on their own self image, as well as their attitudes toward other gay people. Exercises and skills are offered to challenge internalized homophobia, in our own lives, for the young Lesbians or gay men in our lives, and in our organizations.
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Fantastic event! The facilitators were great. The perfect style of gently leading to self-discovery, but able to share hard, cold reality, too.