Youth Workshops

Guess the Gay

Guess the Gay!

Goals:

  • To educate and students youth about the lives and experiences of sexual and gender minority youth and families
  • To reduce homophobia and eliminate the myths and stereotypes that exist regarding sexual and gender minority people
  • To increase respect and tolerance for diversity

Description: 

True Colors provides a panel of people of various genders and orientations.  We introduce ourselves briefly and cover some basic ground rules.  The group is then instructed to ask panelists questions for 5 minutes about anything and everything except who we are in relationship with.

After 5 minutes, the group has to make a decision about each panel member’s sexual orientation.   We then talk about why they made the choices they did (generating a great discussion about stereotypes!) and then we tell them how each of us identifies (and they are usually wrong!)

We then open it up to Q&A, followed by a second activity called, The Impact of Silence, which sets the framework for a larger discussion about differentiating between orientation, sex and sexuality.

The workshop ends end with a conversation about becoming an ally.

The Pink/Blues: What is Gender Identity and Expression?

Pink/Blue Blues: Gender Identity and Expression

Goals:

  • To educate and inform students about the lives and experiences of transgender people
  • To reduce trans-phobia and eliminate the myths and stereotypes that exist regarding gender minority people
  • To increase respect and tolerance for diversity

Description:

Gender Identity and Expression – what happens when neither pink nor blue is a good fit?  Really, what makes a man a man?  Or a woman, a woman?  Come find out.  Join us in this interactive discussion with a panel of trans folks and allies.

Becoming a Human Safe Zone

Human Safe Zone Training

Challenging Heterosexism and Homophobia — A Key to Being an Ally.  People are allies to the LGBT community for a variety of different reasons, and have different levels of comfort, experience, and knowledge about how heterosexism and homophobia affects both “straight” people and LGBT people. Accordingly, there are many different ways to be an Ally. You can help make ECSU a safe campus by becoming a human safe zone! We’ll show you how.

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