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You’re Not as Crazy as I Thought, But You’re Still Wrong

Jacob Z. Hess is a Mormon, a community psychologist, and a devoted conservative, while Phil Neisser is an atheist, a leftist, and a college professor. Yet in 2009, after meeting at an NCDD conference, they embarked on a two-year conversation about the issues that divide them. The result is "You’re not as Crazy as I Thought," an entertaining dialogue about power, government, media, religion, morality, gender roles, sexual orientation, race, and more. Drawing on the latest debates in social and political theory, Hess and Neisser […] (continue)

Privilege and Oppression

Discrimination of all types is typically a result of unearned privilege or unearned oppression. As allies, it is always in our best interest to fight against unearned privilege and oppression, whether or not we feel we directly suffer from its consequences. This document demonstrates how we all pay the price for homophobia. (continue)

Public Agenda Issue Guide on Gay Rights

In the next few years, politicians will have to decide whether gays and lesbians should have the right to marry, adopt children, or serve in the military, and whether they should be protected from hate crimes or workplace discrimination. Your vote can decide how far the country will go ? or where it will refuse to go. Consider the alternatives. Decide what you think is best. And let your vote influence what they decide. This choicework guide about same-sex marriage presents three approaches: (1) Extend equal rights to all our citizens, including gay people; (2) Let states and communities choose their own solutions; (3) Protect traditional institutions and values. Each approach is accompanied by arguments for and against the approach. (continue)

Student Advocacy for University Anti-Bias Policies that Include Sexual Orientation: How to Stop Campus Administrators from Passing the Buck

Eradicate discrimination and harassment on your campus. With the help of this publication, you can make sure that your college or university has strong and effective protections for gay and lesbian members of your campus community. (continue)

Cause For Concern: Hate Crimes in America

The first major comprehensive assessment of the hate crime problem in the United States, Cause for Concern discusses what is being done to promote respect for diversity and to combat crimes based on bias. The document includes ten recommendations for additional action by every sector of society. (continue)

What Do We Really Think? A Group Exercise to Increase Heterosexual Ally Behavior

This 20-minute group exercise is adapted from Social Norms Theory and the work of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley. The exercise encourages heterosexual ally behavior by exploring the ways in which faulty assumptions perpetuate anti-LGBT bias. It may be adapted for use with adult and student audiences. (continue)

Working with Controversial Issues and Intergroup Conflicts: Gay Marriage

This issue of Facilitator Interconnection focuses specifically on facilitating intergroup dialogue on 'Gay Marriage' at Everett Community College. This session focuses on students' perceptions, messages, and understanding of sexuality and legislation legalizing gay marriage. This session, as one of two that look at controversial and current issues about racism, aims to link structural-political issues to individual experiences and perspectives. Download the 12-page PDF directly from the NCDD website. (continue)

From Wrongs to Rights: 1973 to 1999 Public Opinion on Gay and Lesbian Americans Moves Toward Equality

Securing accurate, factual, well-researched data on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities remains one of the biggest challenges facing the advocacy movement and policy makers. This 40-page report marks an important step to deliver such data. From Wrongs to Rights collects and analyzes data from a wide range of public opinion polls done over a more than twenty year period. (continue)

What is Heterosexual Privilege?

This model for identifying heterosexual privilege can be used as a checklist in classes, community groups, or any groups planning to explore LGBT issues. Based on Peggy McIntosh's groundbreaking models on Gender and Race Privilege. (continue)

LGBTQI Terminology

An excellent source for definitions of LBGT-related terms. Includes information detailing the use of gender neutral pronouns. Each of these definitions has been carefully researched and closely analyzed from theoretical and practical perspectives for cultural sensitivity, common usage, and general appropriateness. (continue)

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