LGBTQ Awareness & Workshops Via Zoom

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The Center for Equity & Inclusion is happy to announce our free quarterly LGBTQ workshop series offered in partnership with The Rainbow Center. These workshops are designed to increase the overall campus community's understanding and awareness of the issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.

Please see more information about our workshop offerings below and encourage your students and colleagues to attend.

About the Rainbow Center

Through education, advocacy, and celebration, the Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) community.

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Workshop #1 LGBTQ Core Competency Via Zoom

*Registration is required.


Student Session: February 16, 2021 | 11:00am-1:00pm | Register to get Zoom link

Staff/Faculty Session: February 17, 2021 | 11:00am-1:00pm | Register to get Zoom link 

Whether you are new to learning about the LGBTQ community or consider yourself well-informed, this training will equip participants with current and accurate information surrounding laws, terminology, and more so that you can feel confident in your knowledge. 

In a safe and inclusive learning environment, participants can ask questions and engage in discussions openly and respectfully.

Note: This training is required to be taken before receiving the Gender Identity Training. 

Workshop #2 Gender Identity 

*Registration is required and participants must have taken the LGBTQ Core Competency Training prior to taking this training.


Student Session: February 23, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:30pm | Register to get Zoom link

Staff/Faculty Session: February 24, 2021 | 10:00am-11:30am | Register to get Zoom link

Society's construction of gender, how it is defined, and how it is expressed has impacted us in ways we may not easily recognize. This, in turn, has created barriers for transgender and GNC (gender nonconforming) people to be affirmed in their gender identities. Learn more about gender identity, gender expression, and how to deconstruct social constructions of gender so you can be an effective ally and contribute to creating a sensitive, affirming, and welcoming space for trans and GNC folks.

Important Notes

  • Each workshop is around 2 hours long
  • Trainings are offered sequentially and participation in the second and third parts of the series requires participation in the LGBTQ Core Competency Training

Workshop #3 How To Be An Ally Workshop 

This is a stand alone training. No prerequisite trainings required.


One Session Open For All: April 14, 2021 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

Join us in this stand alone workshop on the importance of how to be an effective ally.


For questions, contact

Nedralani Mailo | | 253-692-4325 | WCG 102