Note: A minimum pre-registration of 8 participants is required for this workshop to be facilitated as scheduled.

Total Workshop Time: 2 Hours

Pre-requisites: None


Have you heard acronyms like “LGBT,” “LGBTQ” or “LGBTQIQA” and wondered what those letters stand for?  Do you work alongside coworkers or serve customers who identify as LGBTQ?  Do you want to learn more about the basics of LGBTQ identities and have the chance to ask questions in a safe and non-judgmental space?
Research shows that approximately one in every twenty people identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ).  With increasing coverage of LGBTQ issues in the media, more and more individuals are openly identifying as LGBTQ than ever before.  As employees in a diverse workplace, it’s important to be mindful of how we can be understanding and inclusive of sexual and gender diversity at JMU.
Participants in this workshop will have the chance to learn and ask questions about LGBTQ identities and gain insight into the experience of LGBTQ individuals at JMU.  

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Acquire basic knowledge of LGBTQ identities
  • Gain a better understanding of the unique experiences of LGBTQ individuals
  • Discuss ways to interact with LGBTQ coworkers and customers in a sensitive and inclusive way

Facilitated by: Jennifer Iwerks, Assistant Director, SOGIE Educ & Support-Student Health Services

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Level: Fundamental

Competency: Leadership

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