We’re Here and We’re Queer: An LGBT Cultural Sensitivity Conversation Going Beyond Best Practices

We’re Here and We’re Queer: An LGBT Cultural Sensitivity Conversation Going Beyond Best Practices

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Communications

Starts: Friday, Jul. 15 9:00 AM

Ends: Friday, Jul. 15 10:15 AM

Room: 100

Join us for a community conversation about language and intention. In this training, we’ll move beyond the usual LGBT 101 to how to best affirm and honor LGBT community members we interact with in daily life. Directed intention will be placed on how multiple identities intersect, and how those identities impact LGBT community members in unique and varied ways. We cannot create change until we have dialogue, and we cannot have dialogue until we have a language to use.

This training is for those who might say, “I don’t know any gay people,” and also great for more seasoned LGBT advocates.

Trainers

A. Eugene Potchen-Webb

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Eugene joined the PROMO Fund staff in July of 2015, as SAGE Program and Training Coordinator. He was a Founding Board Member of SAGE Metro St. Louis, and, in that capacity, volunteered time to assist with trainings, particularly in the area of Trans* Education and Advocacy. Eugene has been educating and advocating around LGBT rights, since coming out in the early 1980s. In 2001 he returned to college, and graduated in 2004, as an honors program scholar, from St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. In 2009, Eugene successfully completed the ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) training on HIV and Aging, and began training around that issue as well. Eugene became a part-time staffer at SAGE Metro St. Louis in 2013, and became full-time in 2014. In 2014, he completed apprenticeship, and became a Certified Trainer for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging’s curriculum. Email Eugene at Eugene@PROMOonline.org.

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