LGBTQIA+: Deciphering the Alphabet Soup (especially if you’re too embarrassed to ask)
Join AllianceQ Moderator Robin Knauerhase for a lively one hour training on the acronym LGBTQIA+ and what it means for churches today. This is an absolute must if you want your church (and yourself!) to be truly inclusive. Get your foundations here, and let us know if you want more training so that we can get you all the resources you desire on your journey towards inclusivity. (Webinar from Tues. Oct. 9, 2018)
Robin Knauerhase whimsically describes herself as an “iconoclastic punny geek Christian, aspiring polymath, and incurable horophile.” She is “out” as a woman of transgender experience and is the first trans Moderator of the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance. Her passion for queer-Christian equality stems in part from being rejected by her home church when she transitioned, and in part from the literalist interpretations of scripture she “soaked up” from her extended family.
Professionally, Robin is a research scientist with Intel; among her interests have been supercomputing, cloud computing, and Internet underpinnings. She holds 44 patents and has published in numerous academic workshops and conferences.
Robin is a member of the First Christian Church of Portland. Her hobbies include science fiction, data privacy, global travel, clever puns, and spicy foods. Robin lives in downtown Portland with her adorable cat Libby.
Does This Describe You?
Join DSF for a 1 hour lively training about EXACTLY what the letters in LGBTQI mean!
This is especially for you if you…
Don’t know what all the initials mean
Avoid asking because you’re worried you might offend someone
Know there is a difference between sexual orientation and gender identity….but you’re not quite sure what it is
Feel like you just got a grasp on gay and lesbian, but bisexuality, transgender and intersex are brand new categories for you
Want your church to be more inclusive but you’re not sure how to go about it
….. And you’re too embarrassed to ask any of these questions. If any of these questions have arisen in your mind, then this Webinar is for YOU.
Robin’s training will free you from embarrassing questions and explain each letter in the acronym. Even if your church IS open and affirming… is it truly inclusive at a deep level?