SpeakOUT: Providing Successful LGBTQ+ Education

The LGBTQ Academy SpeakOUT training is an interactive, experiential training that focuses on building confidence in our ability to have articulate, knowledgeable and respectful conversations around LGBTQ+ identities and inclusion. A valuable experience for someone new to LGBTQ+ advocacy or for someone who has been active for years. This training is perfect for teachers, counselors, social workers, DASA Coordinators, GSA advisers, parents, and anyone who wants to make a difference! The class is open to everyone and will prepare participants to respectfully and successfully advocate for and address challenges to full LGBTQ+ inclusion.

NOTE: The prerequisite for this training is the LGBTQ Academy’s SafeZone Training. Participants in SpeakOUT classes in Rochester will have the option of completing additional training to become an LGBTQ Academy Speakers Bureau Educator.

What participants from our Fall 2017 SpeakOUT Training had to say:

“Beautiful. Excellent speaking tips, story telling tips, excellent “cheats” for staying engaged in difficult questions. Y’all rock.”

“Inspiring, real, heartfelt, supports my beliefs and understanding of others! I so enjoyed being able to ask questions in a safe place! Great presenters and sharing! Facilitators were well-spoken, passionate great listeners, awesome”

“Awesome, informative. Learned positive and affirming communication tools.”

“We learned so much valuable info. This definitely pushes me beyond my comfort zone, but in awesome and wonderful ways.”

“Amazing, inspiring, empowering, enlightening. Thank you so much.”

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

For more information or to request a SpeakOUT training at your workplace or campus please contact education@outalliance.org or 585-244-8640.