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This is a live virtual LGBTQIA+ Allyship training hosted by two mental health counselors who want to help increase community connectedness.

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Sat Jun 15 2024

<div>This is a live virtual LGBTQIA+ Allyship training hosted by two mental health counselors who want to help increase community connectedness.</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>When a loved one is part of the queer and/or trans community, it can be challenging to know how to best support them without putting the burden on them to educate you on updated language, resources, systemic issues, and success stories.</p><p>Do you want to have an educational space to talk through any confusion, thoughts, and concerns without worrying about cancel culture?</p><p>If you are ready to begin your allyship journey and want to support the LGBTQIA+ community but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right training.</p><p>During this training you'll learn:</p><ul><li>Current terms and acronyms to describe various sexuality, gender, and relationship structure identities </li><li>What gender affirming care can look like</li><li>Common myths and the corresponding realities</li><li>Ways you can support and advocate for LGBTQIA+ individuals in your life and community</li><li>Macro systemic issues that impact queer and trans people</li><li>Nationally available resources</li></ul><p>This is a 2-hour live training with virtual attendance hosted by Allie Fridstein, LPC &amp; Ællison Rugg, LMHC. We're providing ample space for discussion and questions. </p><p>Allie is a mental health counselor in Ohio and Ællison is a mental health counselor in Massachusetts. We're proud members of the LGBTQ community and look forward to fostering community connectedness throughout the country. </p><p><em>Please note:</em> the right for queer and trans people to safely exist is not up for debate. Hate speech (i.e. calls for violence or disregarding basic human rights/dignity) will not be tolerated and will result in that person’s removal from the training. If you have questions based on curiosity, clarification, and desire to deepen your understanding of why certain language is used to describe a person’s identity (or why certain clarifying questions are perceived as offensive), those are absolutely welcome and quite distinct from dismissing a person’s identity altogether.</p><p>If you would like a Certificate of Completion to provide to an employer, please email me after the training at and I will happily provide one. </p></div><div style="margin: 20px 0;line-height: 22px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div></div>


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