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Thu, Oct 14


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Understanding Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Communities Across Generations

Kelsey Pacha

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Understanding Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Communities Across Generations
Understanding Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Communities Across Generations

Time & Location

Oct 14, 2021, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Kelsey Pacha

Training Description

Is homosexual a bad word? What about queer? Why is it that some LGBTQ people choose one word and not others to identify themselves? How can I understand how to be culturally responsive to LGBTQ system involved youth and their families when they have such different worldviews and life experiences?

This training supports training participants in understanding how political, social, and historical forces have acted upon LGBTQ people in the United States to shape personal sexuality and gender identities. We will explore key historical and cultural moments that shaped generations of LGBTQ people and explore the tensions between generational cohorts based on how each cohort preserved their dignity in the face of oppression, and/or claimed their authenticity through scientific and technological changes. Participants will leave with a better intersectional understanding of how coming out in different historical eras impacts sexuality & gender development, identity articulation, access to community, and communication styles between older and younger system involved LGBTQ people.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss sexuality and gender frameworks used to articulate LGBTQ identities and examine how these have evolved throughout the 20th century-today.
  2. Define LGBTQ terms and identify differences in use based on system involved youth age.
  3. Define six generational cohorts (Silent Generation, Baby Boomer, Generation X, early & late millennials, Generation Y, Generation Z) and their approaches to technology, communication, the economy, & personal identities.
  4. Review an LGBTQ history timeline in the United States from the 20th century-today and identify key legal/social/cultural events for each generational cohort.
  5. Analyze tensions & misunderstandings between generations about LGBTQ identities.
  6. Apply learning to each person’s role in the lives of system involved youth through roleplay.


9-11am                      Introductions, sexuality & gender frameworks, terminology, & foundations. Video.

11-11:15am              Break (No CEUs will be providee during this time)

11:15am-12:15pm Define intersectionality. Define six generational cohorts.

12:15-12:45pm       Lunch.(No CEUs will be providee during this time)

12:45-2:15pm         Explore key historical moments for six generations of LGBTQ people in the United States. Study two 

                                     models of sexuality development and three models of gender development and examine both how 

                                     they are impacted by historical forces, but also manifest differently in different generations.

2:15-2:30pm           Break (No CEUs will be providee during this time)

2:30-4:45pm          Disparities and risks among LGBTQ people by generation. Best practice interventions by cohort. 

                                    Non-violent communication practice.

4:45-5pm                Questions and Answers, resources.

Meet Our Trainer

Kelsey Pacha, MA, M.Div. is a trans man who has worked with marginalized communities for 15+ years in a variety of settings. He holds a Master of Religion and Psychology, Master of Divinity, and Certificate of Sexuality and Religion from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He is the owner of Kelsey Pacha Consulting, which supports the work of institutions and individuals in increasing their capacity for cultural humility and social justice-informed institutional change. Kelsey offers educational trainings and LGBTQ workplace policy expertise with an emphasis on practical skills, identity awareness, and personal empowerment. He regularly works with corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion officers and LGBTQ affinity groups, as well as legal, clinical, medical, and direct service

(including child welfare and faith leader) personnel. 

This course meets the qualifications for (7) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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