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Supporting LGBTQ People in Religious and Spiritual Settings
5-part Mini-course

As the world has become more LGBTQ-affirming, many spiritual and religious leaders have too… and some have been leading the way! Is that you? And would you like additional tools for your ministry with and to LGBTQ people?

In partnership with Believe Out Loud & Intersections International, we Go Deeper, exploring how we can best support LGBTQ people of various races and cultures, Trans people, LGBTQ youth, same-sex couples and their children, and LGBTQ seniors.

Who is the mini-course for?

  • Anyone – LGBTQ or ally – who finds themselves leading a small or large group that includes LGBTQ people, in a religious or spiritual setting (clergy, small group leader, board member, or other leadership role).
  • Mental Health professionals who want a deeper understanding of the religious and spiritual aspects for LGBTQ people. Social Work CEUs available.

What you can expect: Becoming a part of a learning community with expert presentations and an opportunity to share your own experience and wisdom.

Register for 1 or more sessions or all 5. All sessions are on Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Intersections International, 145 W 28th Street, 11th Floor, NYC

Series II, Going Deeper - Register Now

Hosted by Lee Heeter, LMSW, M.Div. and Blanton-Peale therapist

April 5: Intersectionality: Race, Socio-economics, and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – Led by Munib Raad, LCSW, and Leigh Howard, LCSW-R, psychotherapist/clinical supervisor, Callen Lorde

April 12: Supporting Transgender People – Led by Benjamin Davis, ATR-BC, LCAT, psychotherapist / Coordinator of Transgender Training, Callen Lorde, and Ackerman Institute’s Gender and Family Project

April 19: Supporting LGBTQ Youth – Led by Munib Raad and Leigh Howard, Callen Lorde

April 26: Supporting Same-sex Couples and Their Children – Led by Jennifer Aull, LMFT, ordained UCC minister and Minister for Community Care, Greenpoint Church, training in clinical sex therapy

May 3: Supporting LGBTQ Seniors – Led by Thomas Weber, Director of Care Management Services, Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders (SAGE)

Registration Fees:

$150 for the 5-part series
$40 per session a la carte

Register for Series II

Scholarships available through generous support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

For questions and scholarship requests, contact Lee Heeter,
For CEU information, contact Nunzio Gubitosa,

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