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 Gay 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 (October 2017)

“Simply amazing – spellbinding – really.”

“The only thing that could have made this better was if you cloned yourself so you can give more talks on these topics.”

“He is excellent. His mixture of humor, information, understanding and presentation skills made the presentation valuable and quite enjoyable.”

“Extremely well done, very informative and helpful.”

“Making audience feel comfortable to ask any questions, none off limits. Great job, so informative!!”

“Open, genuine, honest, professional. Nothing could have made this better.”

“His personal story, his openness to any questions, his approach, demeanor, personality and style made this such a comfortable setting and topic. He is an excellent presenter and representative of your organization.”

“Candid, comfortable, can’t think of anything to improve this. Really great presentation!!”

100% of the participants from this workshop rated our trainer “very good” to “excellent.”

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