"LGBTQ 101" is an interactive presentation that offers basic education regarding the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community through terminology, discussion about common myths, and the effects of homophobia and heterosexism. By relying heavily on activities and discussion, students are able to understand how they can create an inclusive and supportive Carolina.
The LGBTQ 101 presentation supports University 101 learning outcomes:
III. Prepare Students for Responsible Lives in a Diverse, Interconnected, and Changing World
a. Examine how their background and experiences impact their values and assumptions and explain the influence these have on their relationships with others.
By examining their role as a citizen of the world, students will begin to understand how their backgrounds help to make up their own diverse empathetic world view.
b.Describe concepts of diversity and recognize diverse perspectives.
By coming in contact with knowledge regarding the LGBT community, students will better understand the LGBTQ community here at USC in addition to the greater community.
As a result of attending this presentation students will:
- Develop an understanding of their role in the creation of a more inclusive environment as laid out by the Carolinian Creed
- Learn about the LGBTQ community
- Introductions and Learning Objectives
- Activity to illustrate the coming out experience for LGBTQ individuals
- Safe Zone Ally Program Information
- LGBTQ Terminology
- Evaluation of common myths surround the LGBTQ community through a "True or False" Activity
- Discussion of Homophobia and Heterosexism
- Dialogue about how to create an inclusive Carolina
- Resources both on-campus as well as off-campus
50 minutes or 75 minutes