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Creating Change Conference
Date: Jan 21-Jan 24th
Location: Chicago, IL
The National LGBTQ Task Force sponsors and organizes the Creating Change Conference. 2016 marks the 28th gathering of this unique national conference, the pre-eminent political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement. Since 1988, Creating Change has created the opportunity for thousands of committed people to develop and hone their skills, celebrate victories, build community, and to be inspired by visionaries of our LGBTQ movement and allied movements for justice and equality.
IWIC 2016: Transforming Women’s World with Complex Messages
Date: February 12-13, 2016
Location: Orlando, Florida
This conference will foster the discussion of global issues affecting women directly or indirectly.
2nd Annual World Conference on Women’s Studies
Date: May 5-7, 2016
Location: New York, New York
The TIIKM’s 2nd Annual World Conference on Women’s Studies 2016 will be held on 5-7 May 2016 in New York, United States under the theme of empowering next generation women and girls. In particular, discussions will focus on “Empowering Next Generations of Women and Girls” by increasing education, decision making power, and securing rights and opportunities for women and girls worldwide.
Discrimination Free Zone Campaign
“We aim to end discrimination against any individuals or groups of people based on race, color, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability through the creation of Discrimination Free Zones throughout the world. These Discrimination Free Zones are always peaceful, and they inform others that discrimination will be offensive to us and that we will not participate in any actions in which such sentiments are included.”
Gender Spectrum offers training to schools, families, and organizations in helping them to understand the development of gender identity in children and teens.
Human Sexuality Training: Comfort, Attitude and Values Evaluation (CAVE)
CAVE is a human sexuality training program for students, professionals in health care, counselling, education, and social services fields, parents, and other individuals seeking enhanced personal relationships. The goal is to provide individuals and professionals with an opportunity to build awareness, comfort, confidence, and competence by exploring their values and gaining the knowledge required to talk about sexuality in an unbiased, non-judgmental, knowledgeable, and inclusive manner.
Nirantar offers gender trainings as well as sexuality trainings to NGOs, educational institutions, community-level organisations, LGBT groups, governmental programmes, etc. The trainings seek to link concepts related to gender and sexuality with the personal experiences of the participants as well as the work that the organizations are engaged with. In addition to trainings, Nirantar also conducts workshops and as well as courses on issues of gender as well as on sexuality. While Nirantar sees issues of gender and sexuality as being interlinked, we also believe that they also have their own specificity that needs to be engaged with. Hence there are separate trainings on gender and separate trainings on sexuality that are offered.
Understanding and Managing Gay and Transgender Issues in the Workplace
A four part series from renowned diversity trainer Brian McNaught with a facilitator’s guide, available for purchase on DVD. This presentation seeks to build bridges of understanding on gay and transgender issues in the workplace, and to make allies of all employees in the company’s goal of empowering a diverse workforce. It captures renowned presenter Brian McNaught at his very best with an audience of corporate employees who enthusiastically respond to him and the pertinent information and personal perspective he offers.
LGBTQ Friendly Colleges and Student Resources
College is stressful. Every student faces challenges; some of which are common among peers, and others that are more individual. LGBTQ students, for example, have a unique set of challenges to consider. Fortunately, more and more schools are working to make their campuses, traditional and online, more inclusive. This guide takes a look at those colleges and universities leading the way in providing curricula and resources to support LGBTQ students throughout their college experience. Information on resources, curricula, and student organizations is provided, as well as candid interviews with LGBTQ community leaders to help alleviate some of the worries that LGBTQ students may have when it comes to postsecondary education.
LGBTQ Student Resources & Support
Within this guide, LGBTQ students can find resources and information about support systems available to help them navigate both high school and college environments. In addition to numerous LGBTQ organizations focused on particular age groups, many general programs and initiatives exist, which seek to bolster community, encourage positive dialog, and ultimately security greater equality. Some of the best nationally recognized initiatives are listed here. This is a great resource to support the community as well as the campus.
Go Grad: Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students
This guide provides a comprehensive list of scholarships for LGBTQ students planning for their graduate education. The guide is broken down by subject, and includes pertinent information for applying for scholarships, and even tips for applying and securing financial aid. I’d love it if you let me know what you think of our guide, or provided feedback on what we can do better. We also have a more general guide to exploring funding options for graduate degrees.