Sexuality is often assumed just to refer to people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual. Actually we all have some kind of sexuality, even if we don’t experience sexual attraction or want to have sex.
A training course that just focussed on the experiences of LGB folk would imply that there is a default sexuality and a non default sexuality. That there is a normal and an not normal. This then reinforces the idea that some sexualities are inherently problematic and others are not – which is not a truly inclusive model of sexuality.
So this course explores is about how we all can understand our often very complex ideas of sexuality. Specifically we will look at:
- How our own sexualities are constructed: our identities, what we do and our desires
- How and why some sexualities experience oppression and prejudice and others not
- How SRE can (perhaps unwittingly) reinforce the idea that some sexualities are okay and some are not
- Learn how we can deliver SRE that is truly inclusive of all sexualities (and avoid the ‘add-on’ lesson of LGBT)
- Learn about some sexual identities, how these differ from genders and to explore the role of labels
- Practice sex and relationships education activities that are inclusive of all genders and sexualities
- Take away tools for teaching about sex, relationships, sexual and gender bullying, power and privilege
By doing this we can start to deliver interventions around sexuality that are truly meaningful and valuable for all people.
All my courses are for up to 16 participants and cost £1200 per day (plus travel and accommodation costs). If you have fewer than 12 people wishing to attend a course the fee will be £100 per person (plus travel and accommodation costs) for a minimum of 5 people.
Please drop me a message via the contact form or directly to justin at bishtraining dot com
© Justin Hancock, 2018