Saturday, 13 October, 2012
OUTstanding 2012: A Seminar Exploring LGBTIQ Diversity is the second annual LGBTIQ conference at the University of Tennessee Knoxville!
Attendees will gain insight and understanding of the LGBTIQ culture as stereotypes are broken down and the effects of discrimination are made clear. LGBTIQ attendees will have an opportunity to see the support available as well as become more knowledgeable about the history of struggles within their own culture. This seminar will explain terminology associated with the gender queer community and attendees will gain confidence in communicating about LGBTIQ issues. We strive to bring awareness to the difficulties in maneuvering social constructs of gender and breaking down stereotypes and displaying individuality and diversity under the LGBTIQ umbrella. Ultimately, we hope OUTstanding contributes quality, meaningful, and exceptional work towards a compassionate future for The University of Tennessee and other campuses, Knoxville and other communities, and the nation and beyond.