Because there are shared risk factors for perpetration of sexual violence and bias
incidents against queer and gender non-conforming folks it is impossible to
separate homophobia and transphobia from our work around sexual violence on
college campuses. There are many opportunities to create sexual violence
prevention programs that not only are specific to the experiences of LGBTQ
students and also speak to the rest of the campus community as well. As our
students sexual and gender identities are more visibly fluid we cannot make
assumptions about their identities and need to incorporate inclusive educational
models in all of our sexual violence prevention and response work. Working
together, LGBTQ offices and sexual violence prevention and response offices have
opportunities to create safer campus for all our students to live, learn and thrive.
After this web conference, participants will be able to:
Describe the shared risk factors for perpetration of sexual violence and bias
incidents against queer and gender non-conforming folks and how these
manifest on college campuses.
Identify opportunities to create sexual violence prevention programs that are
both broadly inclusive of all gender and sexual identities, and speak
specifically to the experience of LGBTQ community members.
Evaluate opportunities for staff of LGBTQ centers and sexual violence
prevention and response offices to collaborate on policies and programs.