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Workshops & Trainings

LIGALY's Community Education Program

Since 1993, LIGALY has worked with schools, colleges and universities, and health and human service providers to educate the community about the needs and experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. Over 13,000 people participate in our educational programs each year!

All students need to feel safe in their learning environments. Educators and school staff need to feel empowered to put an end to bullying and harassment in their schools.  Health and human service providers need cultural proficiency to best serve all of their clients.  LIGALY's Community Education program addresses these needs through our interactive, dynamic presentations.  We provide workshops and trainings for K-12 and university students, school faculty and administrators, and others in the education field.

A few of our most popular workshops:

Creating Safer Schools for LGBT Young People
Audience: Faculty and School Staff, Education Students
This workshop is intended for Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, Junior and Senior High School staff interested in learning about sexual orientation, the challenges facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, and how to create a safe and supportive school environment.

LGBT 101
Audience: College Students
In this workshop, we will create a basic overview of sexual orientation and gender identity as well as their social constructions. A discussion of heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia will also be presented.

Growing Up Gay and Lesbian
Audience: Students Grades 7-12, College Students
This interactive workshop addresses stereotypes, sexual orientation, homophobia, inappropriate use of the word, “gay,” and how students can create a safe and supportive school climate.

Creating a Supportive Helping Environment
Audience: Health and Human Service Providers - All Staff Levels
This training assists health and human services providers in becoming aware of the needs of GLBT individuals, and how to provide culturally appropriate and sensitive services. Issues facing LGBT individuals, LGBT-headed families, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV will be discussed.

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Sign up for workshops:

LIGALY receives dozens of requests for speakers each week from community organizations in Nassau and Suffolk counties.  To best ensure that we can accommodate your needs, please schedule a workshop or training as far in advance as possible.  A minimum of four weeks is suggested.

To request a workshop or training,

  1. Check out our Workshop and Training catalog to find the best workshop for your audience.  Click here to view the full workshop and training catalog (PDF).
  2. Identify the date and time you are interested in, as well as alternate dates in case we can't accommodate your first request.
  3. Fill out our workshop and training request form and provide as much information as possible.

A staff member will be in touch within 1-3 business days to confirm the workshop or training.

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