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Hopeful Discussions™

Hopeful Discussions is a Dallas Hope Charities initiative that seeks to make North Texas more equitable for all by increasing community understanding of LGBTQ+ concepts and issues. Our trained workshop facilitators create “brave spaces” where community members can contextualize LGBTQ+ identities and history, discussing ways to break harmful habits, and review best practices to better support LGBTQ+ individuals. Each workshop has been carefully crafted through hours of research and feedback from our community partners to provide educational opportunities that are both impactful and engaging. Hopeful Discussions workshops have been designed with you – community organizations and support staff, working professionals, parents and caregivers, and individuals – in mind. 

one adult

can reduce the risk of an LGBTQ+ youth suicide attempt by 40% 

Source: The Trevor Project

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Do you have a team of individuals that want to be more inclusive of our LGBTQ+ siblings? Contact us for more information and to schedule your workshop today.

CURRENT WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE

Intro to LGBTQ+ Allyship

Want to be an ally to LGBTQ+ folks but don’t know where to start? This workshop will help you expand your general understanding of LGBTQ+ identities and concepts. Once that information has been contextualized, we will share basic ways that you can effectively support and advocate for LGBTQ+ people as an ally. 

Approx. Length: 2 hours

Assigned Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation 

Language Do’s and Don’ts

Gender Pronouns

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth

A review of LGBTQ+ identities and concepts, learn how to navigate the coming out conversation, and learn basic ways to support LGBTQ+ youth as they work to discover their identity.

Designed for parents, caretakers, and other adults who regularly work or interact with youth. 

Approx. Length: 2 hours

Assigned Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation 

Language Do’s and Don’ts

Coming Out

Gender Affirming Care