Deconstructing Homophobia and Transphobia

High rates of HIV infection among MSM and transwomen of color are less likely the result of individual risk behaviors and more likely linked to structural inequalities such as homophobia, transphobia, racism, and poverty.

This training focuses specifically on the impact that homophobia and transphobia have on the provision of prevention and care services as well as on health outcomes. Topics include understanding LGBT history, examining root causes, understanding heterosexual privilege, and the effects of layered stigma. We work to develop strategies to create more inclusive systems at an organizational level.

This training is appropriate for any organization working with or concerned about the LGBT community.

Quotes from Previous Participants

I intend to share what I have learned with others and discuss how this organization can create a warm, welcoming, and safe environment for the LGBT community.

I am more aware of the need to incorporate better behaviors and organizational practices so that we can effectively meet the needs of the LGBT community.

I will help co-workers realize any bias they might have towards gays and Trans individuals.