Ally Workshop: Understanding the Power of the Straight Cisgender Ally

Ally Workshop: Understanding the Power of the Straight Cisgender Ally

TIME: 1-2 hours

Although the majority of straight cisgender people in the U.S. believe in equality for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, most of them remain uninvolved in the civil rights fight for LGBTQ equality. Fears and anxieties associated with becoming active and/or saying the wrong thing, as well as the belief that a straight cisgender person has little to offer, prevent many people from being vocal.  In this workshop, we will discuss overcoming these concerns, important roles the ally can play and using our privileges to educate others. Participants will learn the power that they have to bridge the gap between the straight cisgender community and the LGBTQ community.  Finally, allies will learn what they can do to work towards inclusion in their schools, workplaces, faith communities, etc.

Feedback from the Ally Workshop in Rochester (September 2016)

“It’s an excellent presentation. The presenter is very engaged, full of energy and always involved us in a discussion setting. Would love for you to come back for further training or events.”

“The trainer was a wealth of knowledge on all topics. Look forward to setting up a SafeZone Training.”

“Helps people address others respectfully. Very helpful and useful!”

“Knowledge of topic and open to all questions.”

“Listening is super important. Very conversational. Examples were great.”

“The best part was the expertise by the presenter.”

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

For more information or to request a presentation please contact education@gayalliance.org or 585-244-8640.