Communicating Respectfully with LGBTQ Individuals

Communicating Respectfully with LGBTQ+ Individuals

TIME: 1-2 hours
People who are unfamiliar with the LGBTQ+ communities are sometimes fearful of saying the wrong thing to LGBTQ+ people. Too often, worried that they will accidentally offend, they are silenced. At the LGBTQ Academy at the Out Alliance we encourage dialogue and conversation as a way to learn about different cultures, grow in our understanding and change our policies and behaviors in order to create more inclusive spaces. In this interactive presentation, LGBTQ Academy Speakers Bureau members share well-meaning questions or comments, via Powerpoint, that they find offensive, why they dislike it and what would be a better way to talk with them about the subject. This presentation is facilitated by an LGBTQ Academy Trainer and it goes beyond basic terminology.  It gets to the heart of understanding LGBTQ+ identities and helps us learn respectful ways to communicate.

Feedback from Communicating Respectfully with LGBTQ+ Individuals (December 2017)

“I learned how many other people there are like me and it made me happy. It was amazing.”

“Everything was great. It was amazing.”

“The presenters were very engaging and honest. I wish we had more time!”


“Presenters were amazing.”

“Please come back. You’re great.”

“Nothing could have made this better, except rainbow confetti.”

100% of the participants from this presentation rated both the training and our facilitators “very good” to “excellent.”

For more information or to request a presentation please contact or 585-244-8640.