, I'll be talking to people with a broad range of experiences to see how things are different — and how they're the same. I’ve been doing a lot of advocacy work and speaking out on trans issues lately.
Of course, these individuals don’t speak for entire demographics, but they do provide some insight into the nuances of the very human search for love and connection. I was in medical school two years ago, but because of an administration that was hostile to my transition, that kind of fell by the wayside.
Below are LGBT educational exercises that anyone can utilize as ice breakers, generate discussions, activities or even create a full program around.
That’s Gay (Answers) A worksheet matching terms and definitions GLBT Trivia A 15 minute ice-breaker trivia game Bisexuality Activity A 25 minute game exploring attitudes and opinions on bisexuality Dealing with Homophobia Questions to help in harboring awareness about heterosexism, and to give you ideas about things you can do to be supportive of lesbians and gay men.
, like, “a guy told me he was looking for a girlfriend by next year so he’d have someone to split rent with.” Then there was the charmer who told his date about the time he “got wasted, peed and mopped it up with his clothes, and then wore them.” Um, yeah.
But obviously if she’s on the site too, you’re both in the same boat.
Situation Exercise A 25 minute activity where students are asked to rate how safe they think it is for typical LGBT college students to be out in a variety of settings Coming Out Stars A 20 minute activity where students are asked to imagine various coming out situations Early Learning about LGBT People A 35 minute discussion about the participants’ first exposures to LGBT people What I’ve Always Wanted to Know A 10 minute workshop that explores some of society’s beliefs about different sexual identities Allies Role Play Role playing scenarios about life on campus Standing on the Other Side A role playing game where individuals are asked to imagine the attitudes of a gay individual regardless of their sexual orientation Non-Gender Specific Dating Game A 5 minute game where participants are asked to describe a recent date without using any words that would identify the gender of their date Residence Hall Scenarios Role playing scenarios that could take place in a residence hall Imagine This A guided imaginary exercise Trans Situation Activity A 25 minute activity where students are asked to rate how safe they think it is for a typical trans college students to be out in a variety of settings Rites of Passage An activity in which participants are asked to imagine how different phases of life may differ for LGBT individuals Losses Exercise An exercise about different types of losses Imagine How You’d Feel A 10 minute guided fantasy gives people the opportunity to feel what it’s like to be ridiculed, excluded and discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation Sentence Completion – Myths and Stereotypes A 20 minute sentence completion exercise In addition, the center has a LGBT Speaker’s Bureau that consists of LGBT and Ally students that are willing and able to attend a program to facilitate a LGBT activity or simply speak about their personal experiences being a member of the LGBT Community.
If you would like to invite a student speaker from the LGBT Speaker’s Bureau, please email the Speaker’s Bureau Coordinator at [email protected] visit our Speaker’s Bureau page for more information.
MISSING IN ACTIONThe scenario: “One time I was messaging back and forth with a guy for two weeks and having a great conversation, but he was taking too long to ask me out, so I stopped talking to him.” — Kelly, 32 The problem..the solution: If you’re into her, ask her out! And if you’re not, why are you still talking to her? When she’s ready to make her exit from the online dating world, she’ll let you know. ” The problem..the solution: Sending a generic message—especially one as uninteresting as this—is not what’s going to make you stand out from other guys.
Or if you feel compelled to bring it up, say something like, “I’m not interested in meeting anyone else online. Trust us, she’s getting a boatload of uninspiring messages like “Hi, how are you?