Read articles and essays by LGBTQ+ people and notice the language they use to describe their experiences. Learn about microaggressions.
Consider how, even without intending to, people can reinforce stereotypes or negative beliefs through words. Receive training about unconscious bias. When it’s necessary and you’re in doubt, just ask the person which word(s) feels best to describe their gender or sexuality. Include LGBTQ+ related training in for your CEU’s. See Fenway’s free webinars on issues impacting LGBTQ+ people
and a list of New Mexico-based trainers.
Glossary of LGBTQ+ terms (English)
Glossary of LGBTQ+ terms (Spanish):