LGBTQ+ History Month Webinar Packages
LGBTQ+ History Month is an annual celebration of all members of the LGBTQ+ community.
The event’s purpose is to raise awareness about LGBTQ+ people and their history, as well as to combat prejudice.
In 2022, the month will be observed from the 1st to the 28th of February. As part of our LGBTQ+ history month events, Inclusive Employers has put together webinar packages to help you embrace the month.
Below is some information about this year’s theme, our webinar packages, and how to participate.
What is the theme of LGBTQ+ history month in 2022?
This year, the theme of LGBTQ+ history month is “Politics in Art.” Art has many links to the LGBTQ+ community and has changed in various ways. The theme celebrates LGBTQ+ artists and activists, as well as exploring their struggles and pain in the fight for equality.
Click here to learn more about the theme and the importance of art to LGBTQ+ history.
Our webinar packages to learn more about LGBTQ+
Our LGBTQ+ History Month webinars have been created by our expert consultants to spark debate and raise awareness.
Why it’s important to learn about LGBTQ+
Many people identify as LGBTQ+, and it is important that they are supported and treated fairly wherever they go.
Everyone can benefit from learning more about LGBTQ+ topics. Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community who wants to learn more about how history was made when it came to gaining rights, or you want to become an ally and support the community, our webinars can help.
As leaders and managers, it is your responsibility to ensure that everyone in your workplace feels supported and has a safe space to work in every day. Attending our webinars will help you educate employees, management, and yourself about the LGBTQ+ community and how to help them celebrate their identity and feelings.
The world is changing every day, and people are becoming more comfortable with their sexuality and identities. Everyone else in the world must be ready to accept, support, and understand others.
How our LGBTQ+ history packages work
Our webinar packages can be delivered throughout LGBTQ+ history month, or if you want to keep the conversation going, the webinars can be scheduled over a number of months. We can be flexible and are always open to discussing specific requirements you may have.
Our webinars are interactive, using Zoom polls, Chat Box, Slido, and Mentimeter. The platform on which they are delivered can be Zoom, Teams, or your preferred platform.
The maximum number of attendees is limited to 250. We can, however, record our webinars and make them available to any colleagues who were unable to attend. Each webinar is one hour long in length.
Below is the pricing for our LGBTQ+ history month webinars:
|Members price excl VAT||Non-members price excl VAT|
|Individual webinar, including design, delivery and recording||£750||£800|
|Package of 2 webinars||£1,500 (£750 per webinar)||£1600 (£800 per webinar)|
|Package of 3 webinars||£1,950 (£650 per webinar)||£2,100 (£700 per webinar)|
|Package of 4 webinars||£2,600 (£650 per webinar)||£2,800 (£700 per webinar)|
|Package of 5 webinars||£3,250 (£650 per webinar)||£3,500 (£700 per webinar)|
|Package of 6 webinars||£3,300 (£550 per webinar)||£3,600 (£600 per webinar)|
How to book our webinar packages
If you are a member, please contact your Account Manager to learn more about the webinar packages. If you are not yet a member, please click here and we will get back to you.
Organisations frequently discover that once awareness has been raised, colleagues want to continue the conversation and have a safe space to talk and share experiences. We can help with this through our Listening Circles; members can contact their Account Managers, and non-members can contact us here.
Our members also have access to our LGBTQ+ history month package, which can be found in the “resources” section of the member area.
What will be covered?
We are offering two introductory level webinars to provide a foundational understanding of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as intermediate webinars for those who are comfortable with the basics and want to delve deeper into specific topics.
1. Introduction to gender identity – a journey through history
This introductory webinar will clear up misconceptions surrounding gender stereotypes and give you the confidence to approach conversations with knowledge and understanding. We’ll also go back in time to understand gender social constructs and look at iconic figures in the gender identity and trans movement.
Here is what this webinar will explore:
- What is gender?
- Why do we have a binary idea of gender? How did this develop and why?
- What it means to identify as trans
- What it means to identify as outside of the binary or between the binary
- Gender expression
- Appropriate conversations
- Trans and non-binary people through history
2. Introduction to LGBTQ+ sexual orientation – a journey through history
The LGBTQ+ community’s sexual orientation is complex and diverse. This introductory webinar aims to provide a basic understanding of LGBTQ+ sexuality, its history, and the challenges that the community has faced in the past and in the present.
This webinar will explore:
- What is sexual orientation?
- What it means to be part of the LGBTQ+ community
- What the letters and + represent
- LGBTQ+ people through history
- Historical experiences of LGBTQ+ people in the UK
3. LGBTQ+ families
When it comes to starting and raising a family, people in the LGBTQ+ community frequently face barriers and challenges. Not only societally, but also medically, legally, and at work. The content of one of our intermediate webinars will include the challenges that LGBTQ+ families have overcome as well as the challenges that continue to exist today.
We will cover:
- Looking at the challenges of starting or raising a family as an LGBTQ+ person/as LGBTQ+ people.
- What barriers have previously existed
- What barriers still exist (here in the UK and globally)
- How this can impact in the workplace in terms of policies and accommodations.
- Sensitivity to the language we use and our responses
- Having an awareness of what an LGBTQ+ colleague might be experiencing when trying to start or raise a family.
4. Intersectionality and the LGBTQ+ community
Although members of the LGBTQ+ community will share many common experiences and face similar barriers, this is not the entire picture. Privilege manifests itself in a variety of ways and interacts with the intersectional identities of people in the LGBTQ+ community.
We will highlight the individual experiences of those in the LGBTQ+ community, as well as how privilege and intersectionality help us think about LGBTQ+ inclusion, in this webinar.
We will explore:
- What is intersectionality?
- How intersectionality affects those in the LGBTQ+ community
- Privilege in the LGBTQ+ community
- Challenges faced by those who face multiple barriers
5. The invisible majority – looking at the history of bisexuality
Although people who identify as bisexual represent a sizable portion of the LGBTQ+ community, they are frequently subjected to biphobia and bi-erasure, and thus are often overlooked when discussing LGBTQ+ issues, contributions, and successes.
This webinar will aim to shed some light on this segment of the community, with a particular focus on the history of bisexuality and the challenges faced in the past, as well as in the current climate.
We will explore:
- History of bisexuality
- Key figures and their contributions
- The challenges in the past
- The continuing challenges today of the community
6. Future LGBTQ+ history-makers
The LGBTQ+ community has come a long way in terms of securing rights, equality, and accessibility, but there is still much work to be done.
In this webinar, we will take a look at some of the barriers that the LGBTQ+ community is still facing, as well as who is standing up to them. Who are the changemakers who are fighting today, and what are the consequences?
We will explore:
- Current campaigns within the LGBTQ+ community
- Why we need to fight
- Future history-makers – ones to watch!
- What changes we can expect to see happen in the future and their impacts.