Episode 8 Q&A:LGBTQIA+
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In this Q & A episode of the Demystifying Diversity Podcast, Daralyse and AnnaMarie delve more deeply into the topics discussed in Episode 8, LGBTQIA: Embracing the Spectrum of Human Sexuality and Gender Identity.

They review the importance of Trans Competency Trainings while illuminating the intersection of transphobia and racism, and how our society is being called to dismantle oppressive and toxic expectations regarding gender and sexuality.

Daralyse shares her own experiences of coming out as sexually fluid and stresses how essential it is to meet sacred personal disclosures with an open mind and an open heart. She emphasizes the importance of safe spaces, representation, community and inclusion.

In the listener participation portion, listeners ask about the difference between asking for “preferred pronouns” vs “pronouns,” what to do when you misgender somebody or make a pronouns mistake, how to address bullying against LGBTQIA+ youth, and how to address discrimination in the workplace.

In this episode, you will be asked to consider your roles and responsibilities and to ask yourself if you are willing to face uncomfortability on the journey of collective healing.

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Resources to explore:

Demystifying Diversity: Embracing Our Shared Humanity by Daralyse Lyons Buy the Book

Kristin Beck - CNN Interview Watch on YouTube

Pride.com Article - 6 Reasons Why You Need to Use the Word Queer Read Article

Sarah Fuller makes history Read More

Why genderqueer and LGBTQ+ fashion icon Jaden Smith is fighting for the right to self-expression for his generation Read Article

Matthew Shepard Learn More

Coming Out: by Kevin Bryson Read Book

20 things to know before you come out Read Article

Daralyse's Broad Street Review Article Read

Creating Change Virtual Conference Visit Website

“Why You Should Not Say ‘Preferred Gender Pronouns'” by Ashlee Fowlkes Read Article

“Pronouns 101: Why They Matter and What To Do (and Not Do) If You Misgender Someone” by

Kay Martinez Read Article

Stopbullying.gov Visit Website

Thebullyproject.com Visit Website

Freedom for all Americans - Protections by State Visit Website

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