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LGBT Ally Presentation

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Gabrielle Joffe

on 29 March 2013

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Transcript of LGBT Ally Presentation

Being an ally to
LGBTQ youth Star Ice Breaker Friend Legal Protections in the US Cultural Stigma What does it mean to be an Ally? Harvey Milk 1930-1978 Aspects of being an Ally presentation by Gabrielle Joffe Community Family Job Dream Name via The Guardian (May 2012) In Schools * Nearly two-thirds of LGBT students report feeling unsafe because of their sexual orientation, and nearly 40% felt unsafe because of their gender expression.
* 85% of LGBT students report being verbally harassed, 40% report being physically harassed because of their sexual orientation.
* 64% of LGBT students report being verbally harassed, nearly 30% report being physically harassed because of their gender expression. Homelessness * Nearly two-thirds of LGBT students report feeling unsafe in school because of their sexual orientation, and nearly 40% felt unsafe because of their gender expression.
* 85% of LGBT students report being verbally harassed, 40% report being physically harassed because of their sexual orientation.
* 64% of LGBT students report being verbally harassed, nearly 30% report being physically harassed because of their gender expression. Suicide *Suicide rate in the generation population = 1.6%
*Heterosexual teen suicide attempt rate: 4%
*LGB teen suicide attempt rate: 20%
*Trans* Suicide attempt rate: 40% Awareness Knowledge Skills Action! *Examining privilege
*Recognizing difference Educate yourself on the many communities, cultures and identities of LGBTIQQAA people.
Terms
Symbols
History/Stories *Listens...doesn't make assumptions
*Is committed to the personal growth required
*Is able to acknowledge and articulate how patterns of fear or oppression have operated in their lives. *Expects to make some mistakes but does not use it as excuse for non-action. *Be visible and vocal
*Use inclusive language
*Teach respect
*Respond to anti-LGBT behavior
*Support youth that “come out” to you
*Support and get involved with LGBT groups (like GSAs)
*Make your curriculum LGBT inclusive
*Validate/respect others gender identity Our Families: LGBT Latino Stories by BasicRights Oregon Everyone has a Gender, Sex, and (A)sexuality...GASP! LGBTQQAAI?! “An ally is an individual who speaks out and stands up for a person or group that is targeted and discriminated against. An ally works to end oppression by supporting and advocating for people who are stigmatized, discriminated against or treated unfairly.”
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