For High Schools & Universities: (Ages 17-24)
There’s a whole world out there about LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, ally) identity and faith and nobody ever talks about it. We bring to campuses an openness to dialogue that is non-judgemental and allows for discussions that range in topic from scriptural analysis to creating safe spaces in conservative religious communities, to finding a balance between being a person of faith and LGBTQA.
What you will gain:
- Learn the differences between an affirming school and a school that merely tolerates its LGBTQ culture.
- All orientations and identities will be able to identify themselves along the gender and expression spectrums
- Gain an understanding of what traditional Holy Texts say about LGBTQ identity.
For Churches Who Want To Be Affirming: (ages 18-99)
What Bible verses do LGBTQ people use to affirm their spirituality and sexuality?
You’ve read it cover to cover but take a second look at some of these texts. We want to introduce you to a list of stories, verses and ideas that LGBTQ people find affirming.
What do all those terms and letters mean?
We will help you understand the LGBTQA lexicon by unraveling the definitions of all those words. For the first time you can feel knowledgeable about the LGBTQA experience, knowing which words are taboo, and how to approach and help someone who doesn’t feel accepted in your church.
Do you know if your church is tolerant or accepting?
What actions and words will help LGBTQA people in your congregation to feel accepted and loved? In this workshop you can learn best ally practices. Learn where your church stands along the Riddle Scale of Homophobia. Together we will iron out steps you can take to become affirming and accepting.
For LGBTQ Youth: Learning to Love Yourself (ages 12-18)
For LGBT youth and their peer allies.
- Learn to identify myths about LGBT culture.
- Hear the stories of others who have been in your shoes before and create your own story to tell.
- Learn about the gender spectrum and how creative you can be with your gender expression.
- What is a belief structure and how can yours differ from your families, your school’s, and your churches?
- What do Holy Texts say about LGBTQ identity? Learn the facts and forget the fiction.
Get a jump start on your workshop. Download the eBook to read at home at BN.com.
If you are interested in having your own workshop where spirituality and sexuality are affirmed for LGBTQ folks and the people that love them, contact Crystal@Youridk.com.
Hope to hear from you soon,
-The Team of Your IDK Project