Strategies, Support, Strength for 2SLGBTQ+ Educators

Welcome to Proud Rainbow Voices

You are invited to participate in the first network for 2SLGBTQ+ educators and allies. This is a safe, supportive inviting forum to share and discuss triumphs/challenges in addressing 2SLGBTQ+ issues in our workplace. This network is open to all educators that self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+ and work in the Education field (e.g., Elementary, Secondary, Public, Catholic, Private, College, University, Separate, Psychologists, Counselors, etc).

Research states that 1 in 10 identify as 2SLGBTQ+.This means that many of our colleagues identify as 2SLGBTQ+, we exist!  However, we often feel alone and unsupported. As professionals we come across many challenges that allow us to either “stay in the closet” or allow us to shout out proudly “I am who I am”. The question of coming out to our students, colleagues, parents often goes through our minds. We wonder about our personal safety, fear of losing our job and the ramifications this may have on our colleagues, friends and family.

Proud Rainbow Voices is a unique network that will bring us together to share our knowledge and expertise.  This forum will give us strategies, support and strength to help us have a “proud” voice in addressing LGBTTQ issues.

The purpose of this forum is to:

  • To interact and provide support with other professionals who share our common issues
  • To gain resources and ideas in dealing with homophobia/transphobia in our workplace
  • To educate ourselves and the community in addressing 2SLGBTQ+issues

If you are interested in Proud Rainbow Voices, please email Lauren Chapple at proudrainbowvoices@gmail.com

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