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LGBTQI+ Allyship

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Train-the-trainer workshop

Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of State Office of Public Affairs and overseen by the Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad.

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Sept. 25-27, 2023

Trident Hyderabad

This workshop was open to participants from the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.

Thirty participants engaged in conversations about how to better understand and promote diversity, inclusion, and human rights, and how to become stronger LGBTQI+ allies. In turn, participants became master trainers to teach another 2,500 people in their home states on the topic.

Goal: Increase the comfort levels of all participants regarding issues faced by members of the LGBTQI+ community and work toward a more equitable company, university, and society for all.

Training schedule

Monday, Sept. 25, 2023

Welcome, opening remarks by Public Diplomacy section: Mr. Alexander McLaren, Dr. Salil Kader, Dr. Matthew Jeffries, and Dr. Daniel Saud2-3 p.m.
Pre-assessment3:30-3:45 p.m.
LGBTQ+ ally training4-7 p.m.
Debrief LGBTQ+ ally training7-7:30 p.m.
Dinner8:30-10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023

Creating expectations10-10:15 a.m.
What it means to be an ally10:15-11 a.m.
Evolution of language/Defining LGBTQ+ language11-11:45 a.m.
LGBTQ+ history: Worldwide, in the United States, and in India11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Legal concerns: Worldwide, in the United States, and in India12:45-1:15 p.m.
Lunch1:15-2:30 p.m.
How to support individuals who come out2:30-3:15 p.m.
LGBTQ+ individuals and faith3:15-4:15 p.m.
LGBTQ+ individuals and relationships4:15-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023

Responding to triggers10-10:15 a.m.
Pedagogy and facilitation for diversity and inclusion workshops10:15-11:15 a.m.
Participants present to their peers11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Post-assessment1:15-1:30 p.m.
Closing and Certificate of Completion presentation by the U.S. Consul General of Hyderabad1:30-2:30 p.m.


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Daniel Saud

Principal Investigator (PI)

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Matthew Jeffries

Director, Campus Climate and Community Building

Read WSU experts to conduct training in India on LGBTQIA+ rights.

Supporting organizations

  • U.S. Consulate General, Hyderabad Office of Public Affairs
  • U.S. Department of State