My Views About The Lgbt Community Essay

752 Words Apr 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Eye opening! These are the two words that I would use to describe the Ally Training. It was really nothing like what I expected. I have only a few friends that identify as gay and outside of them I do not know much about the LGBT community nor do I know many people involved in this community. I never realized the importance of having these types of trainings on campus and creating a safe space for members of the LGBT community. These safe spaces are important because it allows for students and faculty who are a part to this community to be themselves and express themselves freely. I went into this training thinking that it was going to be a boring PowerPoint presentation with different speakers talking about the LGBT community. I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised. There were different activities that really challenged my views about people in the LGBT community. Up until this training I was never aware that there was such a thing as Allys. I was not aware that there was a name for people who support LGBT people and community. It is true that we learn something new everyday. The two major activities that we did were both enjoyable and both challenged my way of thinking. Although, I did enjoyed all of the activities there was one in particular that I enjoyed the most. It was an activity where we were put into small groups and in those groups we had a set of scenarios to discuss. The group that I was in misunderstood the directions and we kind of went our own…

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