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Respecting the Dignity of All People
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Respecting the Dignity of All People Created in 2004* by: Tri-C’s Western Campus Lambda Gay Straight Alliance *Updated annually

Becoming a Certified Safe Zone Ally: Slide2

VOCABULARY QUIZGender Identity/ ExpressionSexual OrientationSex vs. GenderLGBTQ or GLBTQGSAReparative TherapyOutingPansexualOmnisexualAllyAsexualIntersexCisgenderTransgenderPride FlagWords to avoid: sexual preference, lifestyle, transgendered, transvestite, homosexual, same-sex marriage, hermaphrodite, … http://www.glaad.org/reference/offensive Slide3

LIFE

HEALING

SUNLIGHT

NATURE

HARMONY

SPIRIT

PRIDE FLAG

Designed by Gilbert

Baker in 1978

Original had pink &

turquoise (sexuality & art)

Symbol of unity/identity/

support

1980s “Victory over AIDS” flag to honor those lost to the AIDS epidemicSlide4

Educational Environments:Why do We Need Safe Zones?Tri-C students overwhelmingly report comfort & excitement in spotting the Safe Zone logo around the College!Full data re: school climates @ http://glsen.org/nscs Slide5

From www.glsen.org (2013) Slide6

PERSONAL IMPACTLGB youth are FOUR times more likely than straight peers to attempt suicide*Those from highly rejecting families are EIGHT times more likely* 1 in 3 LGB youth report having made a suicide attempt*2009 MA Youth Risk Behavior Survey*

2014 Williams Institute

http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/AFSP-Williams-Suicide-Report-Final.pdf

6,456 responses

37 = average age

Slide7

A transgender person is murdered every 1.5 days worldwide; In 2015 = 21 in the U.S.* (Most recently, murder of 30 year old black trans man Demarkis Stansberry on February 28, 2016. He’s survived by fiancee Myesha Brown**)Questioning youth have higher levels of substance abuse & depressed thinking compared to their straight-identified peers*18-24 year olds = 45% suicide attempt rate***Homelessness experienced by 69%***

http://www.transrespect-transphobia.org

*http://www.thetaskforce.org/stop-trans-murders/**Williams Institute Report, 2014**Slide8

Positive effects of having an approachable, respectful police officer interaction2014 Williams Institute

http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/AFSP-Williams-Suicide-Report-Final.pdfSlide9

ACADEMIC IMPACT2013 GLSEN National School Climate Survey

Lower GPAs

GPA of those experiencing higher levels of victimization & discrimination vs. those at lower levels (2.85 vs. 3.30)

Missed school - unsafe/uncomfortable (30.3% missed at least 1 day)

Cyberbullying – 49% experienced (texts, FB, social media)No plan to pursue postsecondary education

(8.7% highly victimized b/c of sexual orientation vs. 4.2% lower level)Slide10

K-12 & BeyondHow often are hate words used in the cyber world? http://thinkb4youspeak.com/

“It Gets Better” Campaign: Tri-C Student VideoSlide11

PRONOUN GAME"Playing the pronoun game" involves concealing sexual orientation in conversation by not using gender-specific pronouns or proper nouns revealing the person’s identity he, she, him, her, his, hers, himself and herselfChris, Dale, Shirley, Maria…Intentionally mislead others, without lying or drawing the listener's attention to the sex of people in the storyRe-phrasing sentences to avoid the need for identifying words (e.g. "We decided to watch TV," rather than "She decided to watch TV”)Now, let’s play the game! Answer questions and understand how it feels to hide the sex of the subject(s) in your story…http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Pronoun_game Slide12

Human Rights Campaign maps of State laws & policies (e.g., employment, adoption, & much more!)Where do you feel safe? Where can you be yourself? RELATIONSHIPS with…-Oneself (mental & physical well-being; body image)-Family-Friends-Roommates-Bosses/Colleagues-Professors/Peers-Faith Leader/CongregationEVERYDAY IMPACTSlide13

Obergefell v. Hodges (2015)Using the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court held in a 5-4 ruling:That Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex.That the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex that was legally licensed and performed in another state.Slide14

Marriage Equality – the law of the land and a fundamental rightExpect the Obergefell ruling to continue to impact the legal landscape - Anti-discrimination lawsAdoption lawsEmployment lawsSlide15

What’s So Different?-Dating: How do you safely meet others & know who’s searching for the type of partner you are?-Applications: work, school, health benefits, housing... How/where do you indicate a partner? Your gender? Is it an option? Will being LGBT/ gender non-conforming affect outcome?-Small Talk: Deciding daily who to tell/how they will reactEVERYDAY IMPACT

PLACES:

Home, Work, School, Church…Slide16

Restrooms: How would you feel if you identified as someone other than your birth sex? (Where) would you feel comfortable going to the bathroom in public?

Discrimination/Bullying/ Hate Crimes: What is being done to reduce the mental health concerns, suicides, & hate crimes affecting LGBT community?

Legal Rights: Often denied marriage, shared health benefits, hospital visitation rights, adoption, etc.Slide17

Sexual Orientation (13%) & Gender Identity/Expression (7%) are protected classes on equal footing with:Anyone who feels they may have been discriminated against/harassed can file a complaint by contacting the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at 216-987-0204Additional Resources:Project GO! for Government funding assistance Counseling Center for personal counseling & referrals

Sex

RaceReligionColorNational OriginPregnancy

Ancestry

Disability

Veteran/Military Status

Age

Genetic Information

Sexual Harassment

RESOURCES AT CCC… Slide18

RESOURCESTri-C Lambda GSA site: See the “Resources” & “Safe Zone” pages Safe Zone Training Manual www.ccclambda.weebly.com PFLAG Cleveland = www.pflagcleveland.org The Cleveland LGBT Community Center = www.lgbtcleveland.org Pride Clinic @ Metro Health = http://www.metrohealth.org/body.cfm?id=2410 GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network = www.glsen.org GLSEN School Climate Survey Data = http://glsen.org/nscs HRC - Human Rights Campaign = www.hrc.org Equality Ohio = www.equalityohio.org Gay & Lesbian Medical Association = www.glma.org Slide19

EMERGENCY HELPTrevor Projectwww.thetrevorproject.orgHelplineOnline ChatCleveland Domestic Violence Centerwww.dvcac.org/216-391-HELP (4357) 211 Cleveland: First Call for Helpwww.211cleveland.orgCall 211Slide20

LGBTQ & all diversity issues should be discussed the same Identify LGBTQ contributions in class, where possible (e.g., coming out, sexual orientation, gender identity development, LGBT policies, marriage equality…) http://www.faireducationact.com/ - The California Fair Education Act website provides lesson plans that can be adapted for community collegeDiscuss the power of words, labels, & namesUse “heterosexual/straight” for female-male relationshipsIf discussing sexual orientation with a class, provide a list of definitions a class period ahead of the discussion INCLUSIVITY STRATEGIES

Marriage TV Commercial

(

Fletcher & Russell, 2001)Slide21

Safe Zone Allies Make a Difference!Presence of GSAs & Safe Zone Allies can create a more welcoming environment for LGBT students and allies.96.1% of LGBT students could identify 1+ supportive staff26.1% saw 1+ Safe Space (Zone) sticker/posterSchools with GSAs & Supportive EmployeesLess likely to hear terminology used in a homophobic wayFelt more connected to school communityFelt saferMissed less school

2013 National School Climate SurveySlide22

AN EFFECTIVE ALLY…Respects everyoneAsks questions rather than assumingRealizes that coming out is a process, for the person & loved onesListens to understand, not to reply, judge, or have all the answersUnderstands their boundaries - not an expert or counselor Doesn’t try to “fix” problems or change peopleRealizes the person is out to you…maybe not othersIs comfortable asking questions (e.g., preferred pronoun)Educates oneself about issues facing the LGBTQ community Has a sense of humor GLSEN Safe Space ResourcesSlide23

AN EFFECTIVE ALLY… Is VISIBLE (e.g., displays a Safe Zone Logo, attends events)Respects CONFIDENTIALITYKnows where to find resources, referrals, & when to referInteracts with and supports LGBTQ family, friends, & coworkersRealizes the person coming out is the same person they knew beforeSteps in & stops offensive language Uses gender-neutral termsNever assumes sexual orientation/gender identityAcknowledges how homophobia, transphobia, & heterosexism have operated in their own life and in society at-large

GLSEN Safe Space ResourcesSlide24

1. Congratulations! You are now one of 350+ who’ve attended SZ 2. Complete the SZ Ally contract, if you agree with the terms3. You’ll receive your ‘bling’ via Campus Mail within two weeks of receiving your SZ Contract. *Only display ‘bling’ in your personal area, unless all others in a shared office have completed training/contracts.