Descriptions of Trainings

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Ally Training 101

"An ally supports the GLBT community and interrupts instances of biphobia, homophobia, and transphobia reaching across differences to achieve mutual goals."

  • Increase your GLBTA knowledge through focused content on language terms and real-life experiences of sexual orientation & gender identity
  • Ask questions you're afraid to ask elsewhere (this is an educational space, so ask away...if not here, then where, right?)
  • Engage in activities to become stronger allies while reframing our own misperceptions about GLBTA communities
  • Leave with educational materials, Ally stickers, & concrete action steps for making our U of M classrooms, departments, offices, and committees more welcoming & affirming for everyone

Ally Training 201

  • Designed for graduates of Ally Training 101 who yearn to change the world for GLBTA liberation
  • Intensive work on exploring how to interrupt everyday homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism
  • Focused on intersectional work exploring how sexual orientation & gender identity intersect with race, class, ability, age, and faith
  • Learn new advocacy tools for becoming strong & effective change agents both at the U of M & in larger communities

(Bi)Sexuality 101

  • Requested by popular demand to shine light across a very important part of the GLBTA community
  • Explore language and the variety of identities across terms like bisexual, queer, pansexual, omnisexual, and fluid identities.
  • Engage critically in how we've been socialized with the troubling binaries of "either/or" and "gay/straight"
  • Brainstorm strategies to make the U of M & larger communities more welcoming and affirming of everyone

(Trans)Gender 101

  • Challenge understandings of the gender binary, the trans spectrum, and differences between sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
  • Illuminate current research and real-life experiences on trans identities from pronouns to safety to restrooms to healthcare
  • Create inclusive understandings of gender that benefit everyone while challenging common cultural notions of femininity and masculinity
  • Facilitated activities and small group discussion bring attendees together to closely examine gender justice efforts



  • We can do the above 4 listed trainings just for your committee, department, or organization, whether on-or-off campus.
  • Topics could include GLBT personal perspectives / panels / role models / history / impact in your specific academic area.



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Amrican College Personnel Association  |  BECAUSE Conference 2013  |  Bi Salon (Bisexual Organizing Project)  |  Euity and Diversity Conference (UMD)  |  Minnesota College Personnel Association  |  Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)  |  Minnesota Out! Campus Conference  |  Pfund - Summer Camp Racial Equity Initiative  |  Transformation House - Sober Living Facility  |  Stadium View School & Juvenile Justice Center