course »Understanding Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Communities Across Generations

Date: 10/14/2021, 9:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Training Offerings
CEUs: 7
Location: DISTANCE LEARNING
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Virtual Instructor Led Training

Is homosexual a bad word? What about queer? Why is it that some LGBTQ people choose one word and not others to identify themselves? How can I understand how to be culturally responsive to LGBTQ system involved youth and their families when they have such different worldviews and life experiences? This training supports training participants in understanding how political, social, and historical forces have acted upon LGBTQ people in the United States to shape personal sexuality and gender identities. We will explore key historical and cultural moments that shaped generations of LGBTQ people and explore the tensions between generational cohorts based on how each cohort preserved their dignity in the face of oppression, and/or claimed their authenticity through scientific and technological changes.

Participants will leave with a better intersectional understanding of how coming out in different historical eras impacts sexuality & gender development, identity articulation, access to community, and communication styles between older and younger system involved LGBTQ people.