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LGBTQ 101: An Introduction to Identities and Allyship

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Please join us for this in-person program at the Lapham Community Center, 10am-11:30am.

June is Pride Month and is the perfect time to learn new things! This training will engage participants in a thorough overview of the LGBTQ+ community. It will cover an understanding of “who” and “what” we’re referring to when we talk about the LGBTQ+ community. From terminology and definitions to rethinking historical and traditional assumptions about gender and sexuality, this training is a must for all those who wish to be allies to the community and to build inclusive practices. All are welcome! Please feel free to submit an anonymous question here prior to the program.

This event is presented in partnership with Lapham Community Center, New Canaan Library, New Canaan Moms, and the Triangle Community Center.


Register here

About the instructor:

Cadence Pentheny is TCC’s passionate Coordinator of Community & Corporate Learning, with a demonstrated commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ community through training and education. They hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a Graduate Certificate in Human Sexuality through the University of Minnesota. Upon graduating, they served two years with the AmeriCorps program City Year, where they supported students in an under-resourced elementary school. Before joining the team at TCC, they worked as Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Programming & Initiatives at the University of Mississippi, doing a wide variety of work involving intersectionality, diversity, equity, and education, especially around LGBTQIA+ issues and sexual and gender justice.

About Triangle Community Center:

TCC works with local area providers, schools, organizations, companies, and more to help them build more welcoming and affirming spaces through education with its LGBTQ+ Training Institute. Through workshops, speaking engagements, and professional development, our Coordinator of Community & Corporate Learning works to strengthen LGBTQ+ cultural competency within businesses, organizations and nonprofits, with the goal of increasing LGBTQ+ individuals’ access to safe, accepting and affirming services. Education and understanding are the first, vital steps towards inclusivity, affirmation and acceptance.


June 27
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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