Below are LGBT educational exercises that anyone can utilize as ice breakers, generate discussions, activities or even create a full program around.
A 15 minute ice-breaker trivia game
A 25 minute game exploring attitudes and opinions on bisexuality
Dealing with Homophobia
Questions to help in harboring awareness about heterosexism, and to give you ideas about things you can do to be supportive of lesbians and gay men.
A 25 minute activity where students are asked to rate how safe they think it is for typical LGBT college students to be out in a variety of settings
Coming Out Stars
A 20 minute activity where students are asked to imagine various coming out situations
Early Learning about LGBT People
A 35 minute discussion about the participants’ first exposures to LGBT people
What I’ve Always Wanted to Know
A 10 minute workshop that explores some of society’s beliefs about different sexual identities
Allies Role Play
Role playing scenarios about life on campus
Standing on the Other Side
A role playing game where individuals are asked to imagine the attitudes of a gay individual regardless of their sexual orientation
Non-Gender Specific Dating Game
A 5 minute game where participants are asked to describe a recent date without using any words that would identify the gender of their date. Originally invented by John-Paul J. Pelletier-Lubarsky for the University of Delaware’s HAVEN organization.
Residence Hall Scenarios
Role playing scenarios that could take place in a residence hall
A guided imaginary exercise
Trans Situation Activity
A 25 minute activity where students are asked to rate how safe they think it is for a typical trans college students to be out in a variety of settings
Rites of Passage
An activity in which participants are asked to imagine how different phases of life may differ for LGBT individuals
An exercise about different types of losses
Imagine How You’d Feel
A 10 minute guided fantasy gives people the opportunity to feel what it’s like to be
ridiculed, excluded and discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation
Sentence Completion – Myths and Stereotypes
A 20 minute sentence completion exercise
LGBT Speaker’s Bureau
In addition, the center has a LGBT Speaker’s Bureau that consists of LGBT and Ally students that are willing and able to attend a program to facilitate a LGBT activity or simply speak about their personal experiences being a member of the LGBT Community. If you would like to invite a student speaker from the LGBT Speaker’s Bureau, please email the Speaker’s Bureau Coordinator at email@example.com or visit our Speaker’s Bureau page for more information.