Educational Activities

Below are LGBT educational exercises that anyone can utilize as ice breakers, generate discussions, activities or even create a full program around.

That’s Gay (Answers)
A worksheet matching terms and definitions

GLBT Trivia
A 15 minute ice-breaker trivia game

Bisexuality Activity
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.

Situation Exercise
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

Residence Hall Scenarios
Role playing scenarios that could take place in a residence hall

Imagine This
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

Losses Exercise
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

LGBT Speaker's BureauIn 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 lgbtsb@usc.edu or visit our Speaker’s Bureau page for more information.