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LGBTQA Ally Development and Advocacy Empowerment for Academic Advisors

Description :Category : Digital Recordings

Moderator: Mandy Metzger (CM for LGBTQA Advising and Advocacy Chair, Carroll University)

Panelists: Craig McGill (Florida International University), Christy Carlson (Trent University), Nathan Vickers (University of Texas-Austin)

While we have seen significant sociopolitical gains for the North American Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer / Asexual (LGBTQA) community in recent years, work toward fair treatment and healthy development of all individuals is ongoing. Involvement of non-LGBTQA-identified individuals is crucial to the advancement of this work. Many higher education professionals wish to support LGBTQA students, but feel they lack the resources to do so. In this videocast panel discussion, sponsored by the NACADA Commission for LGBTQA Advising and Advocacy, Commission Chair Mandy Metzger (Carroll University), Craig McGill (Florida International University), Christy Carlson (Trent University), and Nathan Vickers (University of Texas-Austin) discuss ally development, advocacy, and engagement, and their application to academic advising. They consider what the advising literature has explored regarding the needs of LGBTQA-identified students, ally development models, potential roles and responsibilities for allies, and more. (Webinar, 1/20/14, 57 minutes.)