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LGBTQ+ 101: An Introduction to Identities & Allyship

October 11, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


In partnership with Westport Pride, Triangle Community Center Community Education Manager Cadence Pentheny facilitates a foundational training in LGBTQ+ 101: An Introduction to Identities & Allyship, intended to engage participants in a thorough overview of the LGBTQ+ community, with space for learning, reflection, and team-building for allies and LGBTQ+ folks alike.

From terminology and definitions to rethinking historical and traditional assumptions about gender and sexuality, this training is a must for all those who wish to build ever-more inclusive and affirming practices.

Learning goals for the LGBTQ+ 101 include:

  • An understanding of what is meant by sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, and sex assigned at birth — the differences between them and how they impact one another
  • Language and definition of terms associated with the LGBTQ+ community
  • Defining and understanding notions of hetero-normativity, the gender/sex binary, and cis-normativity
  • Rethinking social norms and expectations surrounding sexuality and gender in our society, and how every one of us is impacted by these kinds of assumptions
  • The importance of allyship in real life situations: Understanding how LGBTQ+ individuals are impacted by bias, and an overview of best practices that protect the safety and inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities

Space is limited. Registration is required. 

Community Partners

Triangle Community Center

Westport Pride 

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Celebrate Pride
Gender Identity
LGBTQ+ Resources



October 11, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Brooks Place, The Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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