Course Description

Unless you have dialogue, unless you open the walls of dialogue, you can never reach to change peoples opinion.” Harvey Milk


Despite the progress made over the last several years, members of the LGBTQ+ community continue to experience discrimination. Unfortunately, when it comes to workplace exclusion, much of the discrimination is unintentional and unrealized. This course is designed to bring forth awareness of the fact that simply acknowledging this community is not enough to drive equity and inclusion. The work in this curse brings to light the fact that for many LGBTQ+ employees, inclusion means access to many factors that their heterosexual coworkers take for granted on a daily basis. 


This course works to uncover discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ employees, identifying how it comes in many forms such as employment opportunities, relationship recognition and insurance coverage. Not only does this discrimination lead to feelings of exclusion, but it can lead to barriers when it comes to vital health care needs as well. For LGBTQ+ people of color, barriers to acceptance, inclusion and healthcare are even greater. This course dives into the implications of these inequalities, fostering an awareness of the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will understand the difference between tolerance and acceptance as they gain exposure to strategies for taking it one step further, moving beyond acceptance to inclusion. 


By unpacking what it truly means to be inclusive in the workplace, this course highlights the importance of creating a welcoming and supportive environment where all employees are accepted for who they are regardless of their sexual identity or sexual orientation. Participants will walk away with resources that promote a deeper understanding of the experiences faced by LGTBQ+ employees, gaining insightful perspective regarding the discrimination, isolation and fear still faced by LGBTQ+ people today. 


Key takeaways from this course include: 

  • Understanding sexual identity 
  • Benefits of implementing inclusive language in the workplace
  • The power of the straight ally
  • Responding to homophobic/transphobic incidents at work 
  • Creating inclusive benefits packages relevant to all employees


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