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Understanding the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Issues, 8 hours

STC: 0920-063455

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) basic understanding is important in today’s diverse American culture. This course helps participants gain a working knowledge of lifestyles, specific issues, and family/cultural dynamics. Additionally, this course focuses on many key topics: the issue of “coming out,” gay rights laws, various health issues including the HIV/AIDS, the reality of bias – both explicit and implicit-, and the legal and liability concerns/issues for those who work with this client, including the new transgender equal restroom access law. A community resource speaker, when available, is typically a part of this course to answer questions about the topic as well and to discuss local programs and support resources in the community.