Queer Friendly Fundamentals
In the Course Content section bellow you will find that this course has been divided up into four topic sections for easy navigation and digestion of the material. The content builds on itself to create a truly transformative education, so please move through the sections in order. After watching each video lesson, give yourself ample time to engage deeply with the journal prompts offered for each section. Journal integration is imperative to your success in this course, so please don’t sell yourself short. Dig in!
You can track your progress through the course at the top of your lesson screen. Once you finish a topic section, mark it complete by clicking the “Mark Complete” button at the top right of your lesson screen or at the bottom of each lesson. Marking a section complete will unlock the next lesson for you. Enjoy the journey!
The topics taught in this course inherently challenge much of what we are taught about gender and sexuality in our upbringings with an aim to liberate ourselves from unconscious biases and bring us deeper into our humanity. YES! Because of the complex nature of this content, personal emotional material may arise as a result of this education.
Due to the independent nature of online self-paced learning, it is imperative that you maintain a caring and compassionate eye on your internal emotional landscape. Please seek therapy services if they may support you to heal and integrate any personal material that arises as a result of this transformative education.
Facebook Community Forum
As a part of this course, you have access to our online Community Forum where you can post your questions, find resources, and connect with community. I want to acknowledge that Facebook is not everyone’s preferred platform (it certainly isn’t mine for many many reasons) and for now we are hosting our forum there because it still yields the highest engagement rate. If you are not a Facebook user and don’t want to be, I hear you, I see you, I support your decisions, and this is what we’ve got for the time being.
Let’s get on the same page about the basics of gender and sexual orientation right out of the gate. This is the ultimate re-education that will give you the language and understanding to start making a huge difference in the lives of LGBTQIA+ people and beyond right away! Buckle up and get ready for some mind-melting paradigm shifts about biological sex, gender, and sexual orientation!
- Gain awareness of the social constructs that gender-based oppression are built on.
- Begin to regain your personal autonomy from harmful conditioning around gender, bodies and sexual orientation.
- Learn to articulate the difference between gender, biological sex, and sexual orientation.
- Learn the terms cis-/trans-/intersex.
- Learn the difference between identity and expression.
- Discover the factors that influence identity transition and fluidity.
- Discuss implications for affirming treatment.
- Prompt self-exploration around identity.