Take 2-3 minutes to reflect on the question below and note your answers.
Can you think of examples of popular media, like movies and shows, that have queer and/or trans characters?
What examples were you able to imagine? You might have recognized any number of things, including:
We invite heterosexual and cisgender learners to complete this privilege reflection to understand the
identity affords them. Once you answer the questions continue to the next slide.
We recognize that people can experience a combination of some of these privileges due to identities beyond gender and sexuality. This activity is not to shame anyone for having privileges, as many privileges we have are automatic because of our identities. However, it can be helpful when trying to promote inclusion and equity, to be aware of our unearned privileges.
We complete the privilege reflection on the previous slide to highlight how the realities facing LGBTQ2+ folks differ from those of cisgender and heterosexual people. We do this to stress the importance of allyship.
Allyship is an active and ongoing practice in which someone outside of a community aims to work in
solidarity with a community, often one that faces marginalization.
Allyship calls individuals to look beyond their personal experiences and empathize with a person or group’s marginalized experiences.
Key aspects of allyship are:
Allyship is a lifelong commitment to learn.
Allies are diverse and recognize that support comes in many forms.
Allies reflect on their values and beliefs to be better supports.