LGBTQ+ staff are committed to providing inclusive and intersectional education to the campus community on sexual minority topics. Below are the following workshops offered by LGBTQ+ staff and Pride Peers.
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WHAT IS A MAVERICK ALLY?
An ally is an individual with the awareness, knowledge, and/or skills to confront injustice and advocate for equality while supporting all persons, regardless of perceived or actual sexual identity, sexual expression, gender identity, and/or gender expression, who are experiencing discrimination.
Allies work in solidarity to create an affirming and inclusive campus community for all students. Maverick Allies are identified on campus by buttons, signs, and t-shirts that carry the official LGBTQ+ Maverick Ally logo. If you see this logo, the person displaying it has completed the official training, signed the commitment form, outside of external obligation or pressure, and is comfortable being a resource and connecting others to resources for the campus community.
MavAlly 1.0 is the start of our LGBTQ+ Program's MavAlly series that helps faculty, staff, and students on their journey from Ally to Accomplice. In this training, attendees will learn about the resources that UTA's LGBTQ+ Program provides to students, and learn about LGBTQ+ identities, pronouns, and the foundational components of Allyship.
MavAlly 2.0 is the Advocate session portion of the LGBTQ+ Program's MavAlly series that helps faculty, staff, and students on their journey from Ally to Accomplice. In this training, attendees will expand their understanding of intersectionality, privilege, LGBTQ+ history, and bias. By applying your knowledge and identities, you will be on your way to making a difference at UTA.
MavAlly 3.0 is the Accomplice session of the LGBTQ+ Program’s MavAlly series that helps faculty, staff, and students on their journey from Ally to Accomplice. In this training, Pride Peers will assist with applying the knowledge gained in MavAlly 1.0 and 2.0 through case studies and scenarios.
TransAlly is a training through the LGBTQ+ Program that educates faculty, staff, and students on allyship and the trans community. In this training, we discuss the identities that make up the trans community and provide detailed explanations of the marginalization of trans folks.
MavAlly is training through the LGBTQ+ Program focusing on the experiences of LGBTQ+ people of color. In this training, we discuss the intersections between race, ethnicity, and LGBTQ+ identities, and how allyship impacts members of this community.