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June may be Pride Month, but supporting your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Plus (LGBTQ+) employees and partners should be a year-round effort. This webinar recording provides a 101 overview of LGBTQ+ identities and the discrimination and exclusion experienced by the LGBTQ+ community. After watching the video, you should have resources and action steps for creating a more inclusive work environment and an increased ability to serve the LGBTQ+ community.

Thanks to the generous support of Borealis Philanthropy, Candid is offering this video as part of a series to further a variety of conversations on diversity, Equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the social sector. This specific series is free and open to the public.

You can access additional trainings in this series here. You might also want to check our eBooks collection on DEI. 


  • Describe LGBTQ+ identities and issues facing individuals and communities
  • Analyze the effectiveness of your organization’s inclusive workplace practices and policies
  • Practice inclusive strategies that improve engagement among your LGBTQ+ employees and partners

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Grantmaker/funder
  • Individual grantseekers
  • Marketing, communications, external affairs
  • Nonprofit startups
  • Program directors and staff

Bonus materials

You can access the handouts associated with this webinar, including a .pdf of the slides at

Use the following bookmarks to jump to sections of the training:

0:49​  Presentation Start

4:29​​   LGBTQ+ History

15:02​​ Layers of Discrimination, Inequity, Stress, Instability

21:51​ The Gender Unicorn, Words and Language

34:31​ When you Assume and How to be More Inclusive

55:10​ More Resources

55:50​​ Q & A


Published Thursday, April 29, 2021