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LGBTQIA+ Identity and Advocacy

JUNE 12 - 16, 2023

Join us this June for our LGBTQIA+ Allyship Institute! This transformative week-long course will provide attendees with invaluable knowledge and tools to become better allies to the LGBTQIA+ community.  

This free course serves as a safe and inclusive space for individuals from all backgrounds to come together and engage in meaningful dialogue, learning, and self-reflection. Participants will not only gain a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals but explore practical strategies to offer support and interrupt patterns of stigmatization. By actively engaging in this course, participants become catalysts for social justice, promoting inclusivity, equality, and dignity for all. 

Please remember that the Allyship Institute is structured as a “choose your own adventure:” select one or two resources per day. You are not expected to read/watch/listen to every resource, though you are encouraged to bookmark them for future learning.   


The following schedule is the property of YWCA McLean County and it not to be duplicated or used without the express permission of the event organizer.

Items preceded by LIVE indicate real-time trainings or meetings; other materials are meant to be enjoyed at your convenience each day.  


LIVE: The ABCs of LGBTQIA+ Identity and History
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, via Zoom

Day One's focus is on the basics of queer identity with a core focus on the fact that even though language may change, LGBTQIA+ identity is not new.

Live Zoom Training at 12pm on 6/12 - live on Zoom; later posted to YouTube.


Please be advised that the use of profanity or any slurs in the materials do not reflect the views of YWCA and are only present at the discretion of the respective creators of each resource.
Deliberate use of profanity and racial slurs will result in removal from interactive discussion groups within the Allyship Institute.

We invite people of all backgrounds, professions, and experience levels to join us for a week-long interactive, virtual learning experience to be better allies to the LGBTQIA+ community.

LGBTQIA+ Allyship Institute Registration

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