Yesterday, from 3:30 pm-6:00 pm in the CASTle on the 10th floor, the excellent Joe Hinton led a workshop and training to become an ally of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) folks on our campus at HW.
At the end of the training, Joe recommended we come out as allies. With this post, I am doing so.
And I would highly recommend the training to anyone interested in becoming an ally. During the training, in a comfortable and an open environment, we discussed our expectations, LGBTQ terminology, homophobia, heterosexism, heteronormativity, LGBTQ rights, bullying, harassment, and other LGBTQ-related topics and issues.
It was an informative and worthwhile workshop, and I am a proud ally, now.
Perhaps there is space on the Lounge for LGBTQAlly resources for our faculty?