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Gender and Sexual Identity 101 Workshop

  • Rainbow Cut Outs of PeopleThursday, Feb. 22
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Pikeville Campus

People who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) are a vital part of Appalachian history and communities. This session is open to everyone regardless of gender or sexual identity. Participants will receive an overview of the language describing gender identities and sexualities as a way of understanding LGBTQIA+ people, communities, and cultures. Rather than leaving with any one solution to challenges, participants will be encouraged to work collaboratively with each other to offer suggestions and support. Bring your curiosity, questions, and an open mind.  

Presenter: Nicole Garneau 

Nicole Garneau is a cultural worker who makes art and performances that are directly political, critically conscious, and community building. She is mostly nomadic, but her work draws her to makes homes in Rockcastle County and Whitesburg, Kentucky. In fall 2017, she taught in Women and Gender Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. Nicole is on the Executive Committee of Alternate ROOTS, an organization of artists and activists who center their work in the US South. She also works as a professional facilitator, supporting boards of directors and activist organizations in having productive and life-giving gatherings and meetings. nicolegarneau.com