The term “coming out” has become so mainstream that many people assume that the word—and the actions it entails—are simple. However PFLAGers know that it can still be a harrowing for individuals and families. This brand-new webinar has some great tips, tools, and ideas for PFLAG members looking to support LGBTQ+ individuals who are planning to come out and new (and potential) allies who want to demonstrate their acceptance of LGBTQ folks in their lives. Whether you’re new to coaching people through coming out or looking for a refresher and to build your skills, the session provides action items to make you a more effective advocate.
In this session we’ll:
- Review LGBTQ+ terminology related to coming out, inviting in, and disclosure, why language is so important, and how to explain it to others
- Look at (and be able to communicate) some of the positive impacts that living authentically can have for people who are LGBTQ+
- Discuss questions and considerations PFLAGers should encourage people to think about before coming out
- Discover ways to can encourage allies – in schools, workplaces, faith communities, and more – to better demonstrate their support for and celebration of people who are LGBTQ+
We will also reserve plenty of time for Q&A so please, bring your questions!