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Top 10 LGBTQ+ online courses on Health, Diversity and Inclusion

Learn about some of the human rights issues faced by LGBTQ+ communities and explore key concepts of equality and justice. Equip yourself with the skills to develop more inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ people in all areas of life.

Queering Identities: LGBTQ+ Sexuality and Gender Identity

In this free online course, you will discover the history of LGBTQ+ activism, identities and experiences. You will learn about key concepts of LGBTQ+ research and learn to master important terminology that relates to the subject. In this course you will gain a better understanding how LGBTQ+ history has shaped the conversation around human rights, equality and justice. The entire course takes approximately seven hours to complete.

Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

The University of Pittsburgh offers a four week online course about diversity and inclusion in the Workplace. This course will equip you with the knowledge to better understand LGBTQ terminology and how concepts of gender and sexual identity have evolved over time. This course is a great asset for any human rights professional to develop more sensitivity for LGBTQ issues both inside and outside the workplace.

Queering the Schoolhouse: LGBTQ+ Inclusion for Educators

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to develop and enable a more inclusive learning environment for students, teachers and community members. It will encourage you to explore strategies for inclusion of lesbian, gay, transgender, queer or questioning learners in your professional context and will train you in techniques for enhancing LGBTQ+ inclusion.

International Women’s Health and Human Rights

This online course offered by Stanford University focuses on women’s health and human rights issues from infancy through old age and contains a dedicated chapter about LGBTI Refugees. The course explicitly puts emphasis on successful interventions and strategies that strengthen women’s health and human rights.

AIDS: Fear and Hope

In this course you will learn about the biology of the virus that causes AIDS and the economic, social and political factors that determine who gets healthy or sick, who lives or dies. Beyond that, this course will discuss medical progress and the latest treatments available to people who live with HIV. This course takes approximately fourteen hours to complete.

What does it mean to identify as Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC)?

In this course you will have the opportunity to gain deep insights into the experiences of transgender people. Together with your peers you will discuss issues such as bathroom rights, access to healthcare, employment inequality and housing discrimination. Participants will learn about the unique struggles faced by TGNC people and develop the skills to build inclusive spaces in various areas of life.

Health Across the Gender Spectrum

This unique course will provide an intimate, story-based introduction to the experiences of six transgender children and their families. Through these stories and short explainer videos you will develop a more profound understanding of the gender spectrum and gender identity. The course offers practical tips for healthcare providers, teachers and parents to create a more gender-expansive environment that enables everyone to live authentic lives.

PrEParing: PrEP for Providers and Patients

This course is offered by Johns Hopkins University and takes approximately 12 hours to complete. Learners who complete the course will be able to describe the need for PrEP as an HIV prevention tool for priority in often stigmatized populations, indicate the components for integrating PrEP services into clinical practice and explain key aspects of patient education for HIV prevention and sexual health.

Transgender Medicine for General Medical Providers

This course will provide you with an introduction to transgender surgical and medical treatments. You will learn about primary care for transgender men and woman as well as essential strategies to transgender hormone therapies. You will also learn about transmasculine and transfeminine genital surgery. This course takes approximately 12 hours to complete and is taught entirely in English.

Optimizing Diversity on Teams

In this course offered by Pennsylvania University you will learn how you can create prosperous teams where differences flourish. The four weeks course contains modules on promoting diversity in the workplace, managing conflict and team building essentials. It takes approximately twelve hours to complete and can be taken at your own pace. It is part of a specialization that contains five courses and concludes with a capstone project.

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