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I’m Not LGBTQ+…Not That There’s Anything Wrong with That: Advanced Ally Skills

Self-identified allies often find themselves faced with challenges to expressing support for the LGBTQ+ community. This may leave them less likely to speak up. In this session, participants will find out how to transform the reason they’re an ally (or need one) into their case for inclusion, get effective strategies to create conversation about LGBTQ+ equality, and understand how to transform conflict into opportunity.

Intermediate to Advanced
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Course Length

90 minutes (in-person or hybrid), 60 minutes (online)

Who this course is for

Self-identified allies, LGBTQ+ people who want to learn more about how to support allies no matter where they are on their journey

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Whether you’re an ally who is just starting their journey, an ally who has a long history of supporting inclusion efforts, or an LGBTQ+ person looking for ways to grow your own ally skills or help empower your allies – we’ve got answers. Leveraging PFLAG’s 50 years of experience as the nation’s original ally organization, this session will:

  • Review the PFLAG and Straight for Equality basics
  • Consider the power of allies as “unexpected messengers” to create culture change
  • Address and overcome common challenges that allies at work encounter the most, including how to self-identify as an ally, create conversations, and manage conflict; and
  • Connect with resources that will help allies increase their visibility at work and feel more confident in their role as a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ equality.

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