Out Boulder County offers trainings on a variety of LGBTQ issues, including workplace diversity, transgender issues, supporting LGBTQ students, and more!
Our most popular training is our LGBTQ 101 training, which covers appropriate language around gender and sexuality, information about transgender identities, tips on how you can be an ally to LGBTQ customers/clients/co-workers, and practical scenarios customized to fit your needs. This presentation is an hour and a half.
Our LGBTQ 101 training is available in English & Spanish! ¡Nuestro entrenamiento está disponible en inglés o español!
Out Boulder County realiza entrenamientos sobre algunos asuntos de la comunidad LGBTQ: lesbiana, gay, bisexual, transgénero, y queer. Nuestro entrenamiento más popular es LGBTQ 101, que incluye lenguaje apropiado para género y sexualidad, información de las identidades transgénero, e ideas de cómo ser un aliado a los clientes/compadres de trabajo que son LGBTQ.
LGBTQ 101 - This engaging and interactive presentation covers current LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) language, pronouns, and common allyship mistakes that you may have never realized. Michal will discuss the current best practices for supporting LGBTQ people in schools, workplaces, and families. They will educate attendees about different aspects of identity, including gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Attendees do not need to have any prior knowledge of LGBTQ issues to attend. This session will prepare your business, school, or nonprofit to serve transgender clients/patrons, support transgender employees, and be up to date on providing services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people.
All trainings are conducted by our Education and Program Coordinator, Michal Duffy.
Michal first started organizing in the queer community during college as the VP of Education for the gay student group and co-founder of a trans* oriented organization dedicated to deconstructing the gender binary through education, activism, and awareness-raising in the mountains of western North Carolina. With a background in Spanish and Philosophy and a Masters in Appropriate Technology and Environmental Design, they have worked for a few different community-focused organizations on sustainable food systems, waste reduction, and project development in North Carolina, Vermont, and now Colorado.
Michal is queer and proud and dedicated to fostering safe spaces for people to learn and engage about gender and sexuality. It’s important to Michal to be a part of the conversation and movement around queer, trans*, and LGBIA+ issues, to explore our intersectionalities within and around our communities, and to learn and teach all along the way. If you are interested in hosting a training with Out Boulder at your workplace or school, please contact Michal so we can make arrangements, raise awareness, and bring queer visibility front and center. They can be reached at email@example.com or 303-499-5777.