This workshop introduces participants to expansive ideas of sexuality. Participants will go over some terms that may be used to describe sexual orientation, as well as discuss the spectrum of identities and experiences in Queer communities. Facilitators will present a history of the 2SLGBTQIA+ movement in North America and key elements of media representation. Learners will then have the opportunity to make personal reflections on their experiences with sexuality and their relation to Queer communities. They will be able to take these foundational concepts and apply them to ways of fostering inclusivity for those of diverse sexualities on campus and beyond.
- Define sexuality and related concepts
- Explore the complexities of sexuality, the spectrum of identities and terminology
- Develop an understanding of their own experiences of/with sexuality
- Reflect on history and icons in 2SLGBTQIA+ communities
- Discuss how to situate oneself within the campus communities
IMPORTANT: Students must register with their official McGill email address in order for the registration to be valid.
Accessibility: Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) and Our Shared Spaces (OSS) are committed to providing educational content that is accessible to as many audiences as possible, regardless of ability. In the COVID-19 context, our workshops are provided via Zoom with automatic transcription enabled. Our PowerPoints go through an accessibility-checker, and if instructions are provided, they are given verbally and via written text. We provide content warnings throughout the workshop as needed. As a participant, you will have ample opportunity for varied engagement, some examples are via the Zoom chat function, breakout rooms, listening, and verbally in the larger group. There are no scheduled breaks but we encourage participants to take them as needed.
If you have any specific accessibility needs for an Our Shared Spaces workshop, please email oursharedspaces [at] mcgill.ca two business days prior to your workshop, or as soon as possible, so that arrangements can be made.
Online Event Instructions
Zoom registration below.