LGBT Inclusion

In 1957 I was born Jewish.  In 1968 I knew I was a lesbian even though I did not yet have language for this.  In 1973 I had my first love.  In 1975 I came out in college.  By the early 80's I was a 'professional lesbian".  Add in my active Jewish upbringing and practice, Jewish youth group involvement in my teens, Jewish educator since 1974, my masters degree in social work (community organization) and an airplane* and you have one fine LGBT inclusion expert!

Oh, and I was trained and certified by Keshet (link) as a master Jewish LGBT trainer.

*I learned in my very first job that an expert is someone who flies on an airplane.

Have me work with you, your organization, school, synagogue, church or business.

Programs can be tailored to your needs.

Sample offerings include:

* LGBT 101

* LGBT inclusion as a model for wholistic diversity training

* Faith based LGBT inclusion

* Jewish LGBT inclusion

* High School GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) programming

* Hineini Curriculum

* Homophobia intervener

* Keynote speaker

* "My Life in Queer Powerpoint":  The real live story of a real live lesbian told through story, 

        powerpoint, song and special prizes.

* Consultations with clergy, rabbis, parents, school directors, principals, youth group directors,
    camp directors and staff

* Resources & Educational materials

* Collaboration with:

       Keshet Boston

       The Lesbian Gay Community Center of Greater Cleveland

       PFLAG

       GLSEN

       HRC

 

Recent speaking engagements & programs

Hawken Upper School GSA Academic year 2009-2010

       Quest speaker for GSA

       Quest participant in National Coming Out Day GSA Program

       Keynote speaker for GSA sponsored all school Assembly

 

Columbus Jewish Federation Jewish Educators Yom Limud (Day of learning) Jan. 2010

       Workshop co-presentor with Rabbi Steve Greenberg  "Basics of LGBT Inclusion-

            Identifying Needs, Setting Goals and Developing Curricula (Grade 6 to adult)

       Workshop Presentor "Talking to Teens:  How to Value Difference"

 

Congress of Jewish Secular Organizations National Conference May 2010

        Workshop presentor:  LGBTQQAI:  What does Judaism Have To Do With It

        Quest Speaker for Youth Contingent:  Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation & You

 

Equality Ohio

       Equality Ohio Faith & Fairness Event guest speaker, Columbus, Ohio  November 13, 2008

       Equality Ohio Faith & Fairness Moving from Acceptance to Adovocay, panelist, Toledo, Ohio

                June 1, 2008

 

     

    

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