Course Overview

Most of us have heard the word “ally”, but what does it really mean?  Can we self-proclaim our title as an ally, or does it need to be given to us by people in the LGBTQ+ community?  If I am thinking about becoming an ally, what does that entail?  This session will help answer these questions and more.  Additionally, you will be provided with resources that can help you dig deeper if you wish.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.0), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)
This module has been designed to conform to the WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standards.

Topics Covered

  • What is an ally
  • How to be an ally
  • LGBTQ terminology
  • Internal Bias
  • Sexuality vs Gender
  • Pronouns
  • Intersectionality
  • Microaggressions

Course Objectives

  1. Explain what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.  
  2. Describe why words matter when speaking with someone in the LGBTQ+ community.
  3. Understand how to make your space inclusive for all individuals.  
  4. Recognize your own biases and begin to address them.
  5. Identify your own identity.

What People Are Saying

I found this to be incredibly relevant and valuable to my work. Excellent!

- Nick K.