LGBTQIA Community | Real Talk Workshops

  • Want to learn more about the LGBTQIA community, but don't know where to start?

  • Have questions you've been nervous to ask?

  • Want to engage more in dialogue with other students?- Real Talk is for you!

  • Fill out the form below to sign up!

Real Talk is an interactive workshop that seeks to complicate the intersections of LGBTQIA identities with race, socioeconomic status, and queer culture. The workshops are designed to challenge participants to be active in the learning process, as well as examine their own identities in relation to queer communities.

Real Talk workshops with cover topics such as gender and sexual identity, language and basic concepts, attraction, and coming out. By engaging in activities throughout the workshop, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the intricacies of LGBTQIA lives and the different perspectives that come with intersections of race, gender, and socioeconomic status.

Winter 2017 Workshops

  • Thursday, February 9th
    • MCC Conference Room (1936 Sheridan Rd.)
    • 12:00- 1:30pm
    • Lunch will be provided!

The Facts

The discrimination of LGBTQA individuals has caused national concerns for their well-being, especially within educational settings. Campus Pride, the leading national organization for LGBTQIA college students and their allies, provides the following evidence:

  • 1/3 of LGBTQA students, faculty, and staff have seriously considered leaving, or have left their institution due to the oppressive campus climate.
  • More than half of all students, faculty, and staff hide their sexual identity (43%) or gender identity (63%) to avoid intimidation.
  • More than one third of all trans* students, faculty, and staff feared for their physical safety. This finding was more salient for trans* people of color.

Therefore, education is needed because they help to support and foster safe and inclusive environments for individuals who identify as LGBTQIA by fighting against homophobia, racism, transphobia, heterosexism and cisgenderism.