Jack Alferio | September 22 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM | Room 2591

In this presentation attendees will learn the basics of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer folk. There will be discussion of each letter within the LGBTQ acronym and how these identities can influence one’s life. A short LGBTQ history will be given at the beginning to better understand historical and modern oppression faced by LGBTQ folk.

Transgender issues, including non-binary spectrum identities, will be presented at length. These issues include: suicide rates, murder rates, and how to better accommodate trans people.
Same-gender relationship dynamics will also be a topic of discussion during the presentation. This includes the same-gender relationship power wheel and intervention tips for unhealthy and/or abusive relationships. The goal/objective of this LGBTQ 101 is for allies (or those looking to become allies) to become better acclimated to the LGBTQ community as a whole.

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