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Social Justice Trainings Safety, Bias, & LGBTQ+ Issues
Professional Learning

Making the Case: Communication Strategies on LGBTQ+ Issues

This communications module provides educators with an overview of effective messaging and communication strategies to confidently advocate for LGBTQ+ students. Whether you’re talking to peers, stakeholders, or others about the importance of LGBTQ+ affirming policies and practices, this module offers guidance, insight, and role-plays.

At a Glance

Workshop content includes an overview of effective communication strategies on LGBTQ+ issues.


  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Gender Equity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Positive School Environments
  • Professional Leadership
  • Racial & Social Justice


  • Identify common objections to LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and curriculum
  • Deliver a persuasive message in support of LGBTQ+ students and issues
  • Explain how BIPOC students often face increased hurdles and obstacles
  • Apply effective techniques when responding to inappropriate questions or arguments
Developed by:

NEA Center for Social Justice

Last Updated: February 24, 2021


Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional
  • Teacher


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

2 hours minimum

Session Format

Virtual, In-Person, or Blended

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NOTE: Trainings are only for members of the National Education Association. If you are not a member, please work with your state or local affiliate to make your request or it will be automatically denied.

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This module is part of our Safety, Bias, & LGBTQ+ Issues series.

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