Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Awareness
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Research shows that people are happier and more productive in an environment in which they feel they can be themselves without fear of harassment or abuse, and although society as a whole is becoming
more tolerant of a diversity of sexual orientations, homophobia is still ingrained in many institutions and communities. This continues to have an extremely negative affect on the lives of LGBT
As a result, this e-learning module has been developed to help raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans issues, including the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity. It
has been designed to challenge people’s views, raise awareness of LGBT issues and outline how LGBT issues relate to a study and work environment.
On completion of this course learners will:
Understand the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
Understand the diversity of sexual orientation
Understand some of the ways in which prejudice and discrimination can be directed towards people of differing sexual orientations
Understand the effects that homophobia, biphobia and heterosexism can have on LGB people
Understand the equality legislation in relation to sexual orientation
Understand how LGB awareness can help to create a more welcoming and productive study or work environment, or in the community
Understand the effects that transphobia can have on trans people
Understand prejudice and discrimination in relation to trans people
Understand equality legislation in relation to trans
Areas covered include:
Welcome and Learning Objectives
Part 1a: The Diversity of Sexual Orientation
Part 1b: Prejudice and Discrimination Towards Sexual Orientation
Part 1c: The Effects of Homophobia, Biphobia and Heterosexism
Part 1d: Sexual Orientation Legislation
Part 1e: Good Practice Points
Part 2: Trans Awareness Summary
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.
Approximately 2 - 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
This module is aimed at individuals who are studying in educational institutions, such as schools, colleges and universities. It is also relevant for people in the workplace and anybody who would
like to know more about LBGT issues.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.