Stand-Alone Trainings

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The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life offers 5 workshops that may be requested by individuals for departments or classes. We're happy to accommodate our training materials to best fit your needs as well.


  • Social Constructions of Sex and Gender:

    • Increase knowledge on systems of Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation

    • Understand where stereotypes and their impacts on the broader LGBTQIA community


  • Intersectionality 101:

    • 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


  • (Inter)Sex 101:

    • Understanding myths around intesex conditions

    • Learn how the legalization of sex identity in the US affects everyone.

    • Learn about the gains of intersex activist and advocates



  • (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


  • (Bi)Sexuality 101

    • Explore language and the variety of identities across terms like bisexual, queer, pansexual, omnisexual, and fluid identities




  • We can do the above 5 listed trainings just for your committee, department, or organization, whether on-or-off campus.
  • Topics could include LGBTQIA personal perspectives / panels / role models / history / impact in your specific academic area.



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Email The Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life ( for info on our campuswide trainings & to request a tailor-made department training.




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