Hamline University's Sexualities and Gender Diversity training and education programs address issues important to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual community through education and advocacy. Recent educational sessions and speakers have focused on such diverse topics as coming out, religion and spirituality, legal issues in the LGBTQIA community, bisexuality, and gender rights. 

Training and education programming series

At the core of our training and education programming, we offer a four-part series that begins with an initial standalone training to introduce people to the basics of sexuality and gender, terminology, and resources here at Hamline. The following three interrelated trainings, are a sequential cohort model that builds from one workshop to the next. Starting with self-exploration, going deeper into terminology and identity, thinking about engaging others in your role on campus, understanding effective behaviors when advocating, developing tactics for bystander intervention, and developing how best to support and challenge others in conversations around sexualities and gender diversity. At the end of the training participants are offered an opportunity to join our Rainbow Inclusion Network.

Rainbow Inclusion Network

Individuals displaying the Rainbow Inclusion Network pledge to be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and asexual, or ally student or colleague needs advice, assistance, support or just someone with whom to talk.

The individuals below are committed to their own and others' education and development of LGBTQIA issues. Homophobic, biphobic and heterosexist, as well as transphobic and gender oppressive comments and actions will not be tolerated, but will be addressed in an educational, informative, and respectful manner. To honor and protect the privacy of community members, conversations and requests for support and/or assistance will be kept private.

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