What the Plus?: Understanding and Supporting Expansive LGBTQ+ Identities
Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Simple, right? Not for everyone. In this session, we’ll spend time discussing what the + after “LGBTQ+” encompasses. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about nonbinary gender identities, bisexual+ identities, asexuality and aromanticism, and intersex conditions. No matter how you identify, this session will help you serve as an ally to others in this space.Advanced Let's Talk
90 minutes (in-person or hybrid), 60 minutes (online)
Advanced audience with knowledge of why diversity, equity and inclusion are important in the workplace and an understanding of core LGBTQ+ terminology.
Education around what it means to hold often ignored, less visible, identities that make up “the plus” in LGBTQ+ is important for companies striving to create welcoming and inclusive workplace culture. Leveraging PFLAG’s 50 years of experience as the nation’s original ally organization, this session will:
- Review some of the identities that are often considered to be a part of “the plus” in LGBTQ+ including nonbinary, Two-Spirit, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, aromantic, and intersex
- Discuss specific ways we can all demonstrate allyship to individuals who hold these identities
- Consider meaningful and effective programming focused on the experiences of people who hold these identities; and
- Get connected with organizations led by, and resources created for, individuals and communities with identities that are a part of “the +”.
By request, a section on polyamory (definition, stats, ally behaviors) can be included as a part of this learning session. If included, online only sessions must be extended to 75 minutes.