Before we dig into the experiences and care needs of LGBTQ2+ seniors, understanding some of the terminology and concepts related to LGBTQ2+ communities might be helpful. Language and ideas related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression are ever-evolving and reflect our changing understanding of ourselves and who we are in the world. Language is related to identity and visibility and is often experienced as deeply important to members of LGBTQ2+ communities.
Activity #1 - Explore LGBT 101 in this video: An introduction to the Queer Community
Take a moment to reflect and answer the question: what were you most surprised about in this video?