Activities and Discussions

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Activities and Resources for Youth Leaders and Facilitators 

Categories: Advocacy, Identity and Intersectionality, Gender Issues, Safer Sex and Relationships, Queerstory, Mental Health, Family Communication, LGBTQ+ in Film 

Advocacy Activities
These activities explore the concept of advocacy, mostly focused around advocating for yourself in a variety of contexts.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1roNoHDehIatgn1_qFB_iUm-imEYTU77rSosgOBcXU6A/edit?usp=sharingMake Your Voice Heard!
Learn about different types of communication, and discuss effective ways to combat Transphobia and Homophobia
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1roNoHDehIatgn1_qFB_iUm-imEYTU77rSosgOBcXU6A/edit?usp=sharingAddressing Discrimination
Learn to know discrimination when you see it, and talk about ways to address discrimination. 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JYJ395NQI_TDp3-U_GPv8navQ42o_XwltmUjXv6tgC4/edit?usp=sharingHow to be an Ally - First Steps
The basics about being an Ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1huoi0_Z3OGJntK_Xz2_5fo0cKCDTOKNKX8X3sQyJCCg/edit?usp=sharing

Current Issues in Our Community: Homelessness
Learn about this pressing issue in our community and the factors that contribute to the problem.  Let's work to change it! 
Resources
Identity and Intersectionality
Our identities are very personal subjects, and the relationship between our different identities (intersectionality) affects the way we experience the world daily.  Let's share perspectives while practicing acceptance. 

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LQCqWGFemHZC-_RzekGLdqHqZsBbjmdS4bsQe3kad0o/edit?usp=sharing

 Who am I?
Explore the different groups you belong to and think about how they affect your understanding of yourself. 

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TDehjIlV8QOKoxVEvQiWzbo7LF-pGajr01OPOOkPBhY/edit?usp=sharing

Intersectionality 101: Intro and History
Learn about the concept of Intersectionality and where it came from.  Includes an informative Presentation.
 
The B in LGBT: Bisexual Identity, Erasure and Invisiablity
This activity from GLSEN highlights the unique and complex issues facing bisexual people including bisexual erasure and how it is perpetuated. 
  Black Future Legends
A series of activities designed to foster discussions around issues of racial justice facing our Black Future Leaders

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Intersectionality
Intersectionality is the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender identity and sexual orientation as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.



Gender Issues
Talk about the ways gender affects all our lives, and the nuances that make it such a complicated issue.

Safer Sex and Relationships
How to be safer when getting down, and how to talk to that person before, during, and after in a healthy way!  Sometimes its hard not having a model for the relationships we want to have. 

Learn about LGBTQ+ people throughout time, and important events in our history. 

Mental Health
Our community is at a higher risk of mental illness for a variety of reasons.  How can we take care of ourselves, of each other, and make sense of the struggle.

From coming out to dealing with healthy boundaries, its particularly important for lgbtq+ youth to work on strategies the get us through our tough family stuff.

Explore the representation of the LGBTQ+ community in the media.  Get some great recommendations too!