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LGBTQ-Tips

What is LGBTQ-Tips?

Would you like to learn about the LGBTQ community, but don’t have time to attend a full Safe Space Training? Do you want to coordinate an educational program for your department or student organization? Is your residence hall looking for an educational program? Would your student organization benefit from increased awareness and knowledge around gender and sexuality?

The Emory LGBTQ-Tips Program brings material from the Office of LGBT Life’s other programs and curricula to campus groups in smaller, more accessible portions. This curriculum raises awareness of issues; establishes a common knowledge of identity development and resources; and supports engaged members of the Emory community in their daily work to create equity and inclusion on and off campus.

The LGBTQ-Tips trainings are facilitated by Q-Leaders who are undergraduate and graduate students at Emory and supervised by the Office of LGBT Life.

LGBTQ-Tips Sessions

The Office of LGBT Life currently offers three LGBTQ-Tips trainings of varying lengths that focus on different participant outcomes. The Office generally recommends beginning with Q-Aware before moving to Q-Inclusion and Q-Action. Which LGBTQ-Tips session is right for you?

1) The Q-Aware session is perfect for those with limited knowledge of LGBTQ identities. This session includes:

  • An introduction to the language used to describe LGBTQ identities.
  • Activities that introduce participants to the lived experiences of LGBTQ people.
  • Discussion of how individual actions can have a greater impact.

2) The Q-Inclusion session focuses on making an inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQ folks through activities and discussions. This session includes:

  • An introduction to the language used to describe LGBTQ identities.
  • Activities focused on the lived experiences of LGBTQ people at Emory University.
  • Discussion around how to create a more inclusive environment at Emory in our classrooms, offices, and groups.

3) The Q-Action session focuses on next steps for individuals who want to increase their knowledge and learn how to be an advocate for LGBTQ individuals. This session includes:

  • An introduction to the language used to describe LGBTQ identities.
  • Activities focused on supporting LGBTQ people as well as combatting heterosexism and transphobia in your daily life.
  • Discussion surrounding the actions you can take as an individual or a group to advocate for LGBTQ people at Emory.

Q-Leaders

Are you a student at Emory who is in becoming a Q-Leader to facilitate programs and educational sessions? Please check back later for more information about getting involved. Unfortunately, we are not currently accepting new applications for the 2016-17 school year.