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Exploration of Leadership

Programs for LGBTQ

Leaders in the Pacific
Domonique Crosby,
Taylor Dukes, Samantha Garcia,
Jake Hartz, Tiff Hayes, Bobby Helton, and Dario

Work Foundation

Provide scholarships and

fellowships for postsecondary LGBTQ students

Provide grants to
community organizations
focused on the LGBTQ

Work to educate LGBTQ

community leaders

Work on the following


Racial Equality Initiative

Queer youth homelessness


Shareholder Advocacy

Pride Foundation inspires

giving to expand
opportunities and advance
full equality for LGBTQ
people across the

Pride Foundation is a

regional community
foundation serving the
Northwest region of Alaska,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon,
and Washington.

Explore current leadership programs in

place around the Northwest

Assess their viability and congruence

with the Pride Foundations needs

Present our recommendations to the

Pride Foundation board

Deepen our understanding of the LGBTQ leadership development landscape
in our region.
Aligned ASLP Goals:
Identify individual, interpersonal, and institutional structures that support or impede social

Expand and apply knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories, and frameworks

relevant to social justice, oppression/injustice and alliance/advocacy.

Critically analyze a range of social justice issues including those relevant to the foundations
of education, democracy, and ones own profession.

Develop our capacity to deliver high quality leadership development

programs for an expanded demographic, with intentional focus on
marginalized identities.
Aligned ASLP Goals:
Critically analyze a range of social justice issues including those relevant to the foundations

of education, democracy, and ones own profession.

Develop and refine human relations skillsincluding leadership, communication,

collaboration, conflict resolution, and cross-cultural skillsfor effectively addressing social

justice issues.
Develop and demonstrate expertise in scholarly presentationswritten, oral, and visual

using APA (6th ed.) format in formal papers.

Our Process
Met with Pride Foundation team to determine needs and
goals/outcomes of project
Gunner Scott: Director of Programs & our contact in this process
Kris Hermanns: Executive Director
Katelen Kellogg: Interim Community Giving Manager & had done

previous research on leadership development programs

Divided region and began research of leadership

development workshops and training opportunities in each

Met with Gunner to receive feedback, direction for
continued research, and guidance for final presentation to
Finalized plan and compiled presentation

Leadership Program Recommendations

AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance)

Specializes in facilitating group intersectional workshops

around issues of social justice and liberation.

Workshops with the goal of strengthening social justice

Examine systems of power, privilege, and oppression and how they

operate on individual, institutional, and cultural levels.

Seek to build skills around critical analysis and understanding while

creating and using tools for action and change.

Work to expand capacity of cooperative, collective, and community

based projects through education, training, and organizational planning

Chosen because the organization uses an intersectional

approach in their work to uproot all systems of oppression.

Leadership Program Recommendations

Rural Development Initiatives

We are a nonprofit dedicated to helping rural

communities and people achieve the visions and goals
they set for themselves. Weve worked with over 300
rural communities as neutral conveners, facilitators,
and advisors. RDI Website

Statewide (Oregon) and regional initiatives

Ford Leadership Institute
Networking events
Rural Nonprofit Conferences
Multicultural Services (Latino focused)

Focus on leadership development, rural economic

vitality, and coalition building

Leadership Program Recommendations

Dale Carnegie Training

Leadership Training program that specializes in online

training that is available nationally and regionally

Offers a multitude of webinars and applications around

leadership development
Examples: Virtual Meeting Training, Mentorship Webinar
Flexible in terms of content and timeline
Online platform allows for uniformity in training across regions, giving the

Pride Foundations up and coming LGBTQ leaders a universal experience.

We recommend this option because it would allow the Pride

Foundation to choose from a variety of online training
modules and implement them in a customized timeframe.

Would allow Pride Foundation to offer training based on the

needs of their regional leaders and volunteers.

ISM Bingo

The all-encompassing system of
discrimination and exclusion of people living
with disabilities.
(Casteeda et al. 2000, p. 461)

Ableism & LGBTQ Intersectionality

Ableist and cisnormative hierarchies construct what is

seen as legitimate and illegitimate reasons for body

modification or transition (Baril & Trevenen, 2014, p.
Sex-assignment at birth is also based on medical and

cultural normalities (Colligan, 2000, p. 490)

Expectations to mentally mirror our physical appearance
Visibility and visuality can produce negative effects for

those whose bodies are deemed unnatural

The discrimination of elders because they are
stereotyped as being "senile, rigid in thought
and manner, old fashion in morality and
(Adams et. al, 2010)

Ageism & LGBTQ

Lack of recognition for elders that identify

as LGBTQ are disregarded for their efforts

in equality and understanding.
LGBTQ is perceived as a young persons

community that excludes older


Prejudice against or in favor of people
belonging to a particular social class.
(Adams et al., 2010)

Classism & LGBTQ

As LGBTQ identities become more accepted in

mainstream society, class begins to play a role

within the community. When fighting for equality,
the unequal playing fields of socio-economic
status and access didnt seem to matter so
much, but now that the fight seems to have died
down, class lines have become more visible
within the community. This is a significant issue
that Pride Foundation volunteers should be aware
of and work to alleviate.

Discrimination based particularly on language,
tied to discrimination based on race, ethnicity,
and class.
(Schniedewind and Davidson, 2000)

Linguicism & LGBTQ Intersectionality

People who do not speak proper English are

often written off as less intelligent and

unimportant in conversation.

Intersection with race and ethnicity: POC, immigrant

communities, etc.

Important to examine accessibility of language

around sex, gender, gender identity, etc.

Language constructed by academics/those with access

to education

Ideology based on racial prejudice that is
systemized through the advantage based on
(Adams et al., 2010)

Racism & LGBTQ Intersectionality

Double Minority

Not accepted in
either community

Racism within this

identity group keeps

people form uniting

Eurocentric focus of
LGBTQ equality fight
ostracizes queer
people of color.

Stereotypes collide

Asian-American LGBTs
are viewed as more
passive and feminine,
while African-American
LGBTs are viewed as
more masculine and

White voices in the

fight quiet those of

people of color

Religious Oppression
The social structures, federal and local
policies, and cultural practices that maintain
religious hegemony.
(Adams et al., 2010)

Religious Oppression
& LGBTQ Intersectionality
In the LGBTQ community,

many are shunned from their

own communities of faith
because of their sexual
orientation, gender identity,
and/or gender expression.
Others may be stigmatized

within the LGBTQ community

because of their religious
beliefs. Many in the
communitys experiences with
various religions, make them
distrustful of those still

Discrimination based on gender.
(Adams et al., 2010)

Sexism & LGBTQ

By not living up to normative masculine standards of dating

women, gay men are emasculated and seen as less than

A sexist hierarchy exists in the LGBTQ community that

reflects larger society. That is, white gay men are

As a result, femininity is devalued. This is apparent in

venues such as gay bars that discriminate against women.

Discrimination against individuals that do not play into the

strict masculine/feminine binary exists in the gay

community. Those who do not fall into a clearly masculine
or feminine category are stigmatized.

Presentation to Pride Foundation

Upon completion of the Academic Service Learning Project, we plan to
present our research to the Pride Foundations Board of Directors
and/or staff. Our research will provide the Pride Foundation with
leadership development opportunities for their community organizers
located in five states in the Pacific Northwest region. Additionally, the
Pride Foundation will receive this training tool to adapt, aimed at
educating community activists, organizers, and volunteers on the
importance of intersectionality in LGBTQ work.