Statistics have shown that at least 10% of the general population consider themselves to be lesbian or gay, and many more consider themselves to be bisexual or another sexual orientation. It is very likely that you will meet individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
"The first step in becoming an ally is to know oneself... is important that one first become aware of one's own feelings about lesbian, gay, and bisexual people so one can deal with any negative or uncomfortable feelings before offering oneself as an ally" (Rapp, 1995).
Personal assessment of homophobia/heterosexism: Knowing where you stand
Overall, try to be aware of, or remember:
Language - The use of non-heterosexist language provides support and affirmation to LGBT individuals:
Central Washington University President James L. Gaudino today announced a reorganization of the uniThe State Of Inclusion Central Washington University 2013
Diversity and Inclusion are core values of Central Washington University. CWU employees and stDiversity Calendar
The following link will take you to the diversity calendar. http://www.cwu.edu/sociolog