SEXUALITY AND GENDER EQUALITY CENTER
Looking for Panelists!
We get requests from students, faculty and staff to speak in classrooms, events, or for Safe Zone (See Safe Zone). Depending on what the topic is, panelists will sit or stand in front of others (usually students), interacting and communicating in a comprehensible way. Mostly we get requests for "coming out" stories, but they could also be about discrimination in the work force, issues with education in schools, et cetera. SAGE highly suggests that if you are curious about the process that you sit in on one of these programs to get the feel for it. After careful thought then you can decide if it is something you would like to do.
**Please email SAGE if you have any questions and/or would like to be placed on a listserve of panelists. This way we can email you when we receive requests. Below are a few examples of what you can expect:Example Request 1:
This request is for Dawn Cathey's "First Year Experience" class, an all freshmen classroom. A few students from the whole LGBT spectrum are welcome to share coming out stories, talk about what it is like to be "out" at college, and explain what it means to "fit in".
Example Request 2:
This request is for Anna Schildroth's undergraduate Human Sexuality classes. She is requesting lesbian, gay or bisexual students to discuss coming out stories and current lives.