Below are basic materials for your personal use, or for use in a classroom or conference setting.
Please note, this information is basic and intended for “101” education.
For more in depth information, please contact our office.
LGBT people continue to face extreme prejudice and discrimination in the United States. The following are just a few examples of how LGBT people face discrimination in both institutional and social contexts:
MYTHS & CULTURE
Discrimination, oppression and disparities in relation to the LGBT community are commonly fueled by myths, stereotypes, misinformation and misconceptions. These two sites provide a general framework for addressing many of these topics:
Answers to Questions for a Better Understanding of Sexual Orientation
Answers to Questions for a Better Understanding of Gender Identity
When reviewing the culture of the LGBT community, it’s important to note the LGBT community itself is multi-cultural in nature with far ranges of gender, race, religion, abilities, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual identities, political affiliations, socioeconomic status, familial structures, etc. The following sites may provide general information for understanding the LGBT collective culture, but should be reviewed as introductory-only and within the context of a broader framework.
Also check out links such as www.glbtq.com, www.mombian.com and QPOC Heroes, among others, to learn more about the many cultures that are encompassed in the LGBT community.
NOTE: The LGBTRC, UCCS, MOSAIC nor PPGLCC endorse the content of any links on these pages unless specifically noted.
HOW TO HELP: Creating an LGBT-Inclusive and Affirming Environment
Organizations like the LGBT Resource Center strive to promote and nurture an environment in which all people can reach their full potential as human beings. Of course, we also encourage others to do the same. Here are a few things you can do to help advance a more LGBT-inclusive and affirming UCCS and Colorado Springs:
You can also check out important links for additional opportunities such as: www.pflag.org, www.straightforequality.org and www.ppglcc.org