LGBTQ+: What Do All Those Letters Mean?

Lesson Details

Not sure what the difference is between sexual orientation and gender identity?

Confused by terms your child might be using, like pansexual, queer, transgender, or nonbinary?

Feeling the need for some guidance about how to positively respond to your child?

There are many ways youth may be talking about their sexual orientation or gender identity that might be new or confusing for parents. Having a basic understanding of the words being used, along with some helpful ways to respond, can assist you in supporting your child. Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Identify common LGBTQ identities and what they may mean for your child
  • Recognize and apply ways to respond to your child that are supportive 
  • Recognize responses to your child that are not helpful

Course Lessons

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Not sure what the difference is between sexual orientation and gender identity?

Confused by terms your child might be using, like pansexual, queer, transgender, or nonbinary?

Feeling the need for some guidance about how to positively respond to your child?

There are many ways youth may be talking about their sexual orientation or gender identity that might be new or confusing for parents. Having a basic understanding of the words being used, along with some helpful ways to respond, can assist you in supporting your child. Participants in this class will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Identify common LGBTQ identities and what they may mean for your child
  • Recognize and apply ways to respond to your child that are supportive 
  • Recognize responses to your child that are not helpful