Working It Out: An LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Series is a 6-part set of 1-hour workshops that will help your employees better understand the LGBTQ+ community and to be better allies in the workplace.

You can learn more about each workshop in the section below. We also provide a self-guided resource and a train-the-trainer type session for each of the six workshops, as well, to help you and your colleagues take your learning to the next level.

If you’re interested in bringing Working It Out to your workplace, please contact Jimmy Ancheta-Tilley, Jr., Development Manager, at jimmy@itgetsbetter.org.


Introduction

What is Working It Out? Read through a letter from the writer and a preview of the entire series to get you started.

Workshop 1 – The Basics

Let’s start with the basics. Learn about the differences and intersections of sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation – concepts vital to the LGBTQ+ experience.

Workshop 2 – Pronouns

It’s pronoun time. Learn what pronouns are (in the context of the LGBTQ+ community), why they are important, how to use gender-inclusive pronouns, and more.

Workshop 3 – Language

Time for an update! Learn what language feels appropriate and what language feels outdated, as well as how to properly refer to someone based on their identity.

Workshop 4 – Welcoming Spaces

Everyone belongs here. How to make a space safe, inclusive, and welcoming to LGBTQ+ employees, clients, and customers. 

Workshop 5 – Queer-iosity

What’s on your mind? The who, what, when, where, and whys of respectful curiosity.

Workshop 6 – Sustainability

You made it to the end! Now let’s talk about how to keep your LGBTQ+ inclusive efforts going.


BONUS

Pride – A History

In this 1-hr presentation, we dive into the historical events that inspired Pride and the modern LGBTQ+ movement for equality, while we also take a look at where this movement is headed in the future.