M3-Understanding LGBTIQ+ Fears & Struggles - The Equality Network

M3-Understanding LGBTIQ+ Fears & Struggles

In the third module, Bronte guides you through an immersive exercise created to cultivate empathy and sensitivity for LGBTIQ+ people.
Bronte · 12/07/2021

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What You'll learn

  • Common assumptions about LGBTIQ+ people.
  • Inappropriate questions asked of LGBTIQ+ people.
  • LGBTIQ+ mental health statistics, compared with mental health statistics of the general population.
  • Safety of LGBTIQ+ people in public spaces.
  • Put yourself in the shoes of a queer person for a brief time.
  • A guided fantasy in which straight people are the minority group.

Prerequisite: You must complete Module 2 course – “M2-LGBTIQ+ Rights and the Modern LGBTIQ+ Movement” before starting this course.

Who Can Take This Course?

➢ Wedding vendors and celebrants
➢ Funeral celebrants
➢ Team managers and employers
➢ Small-scale business owners
➢ Professionals from any field
➢ Anyone who wants to learn more about the LGBTIQ+ community!

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Course Description

Lifetime access to the course
Short 5-10min sections
Pause and resume the course at your convenience
Additional reading material and resources

Walk a mile in the shoes of a queer person

“When did you choose to be gay?” “I have a gay friend you should totally date them!” “So, who is the man in the relationship?” 

These are some common questions and assumptions people often make about people on the LGBTIQ+ spectrum. 

Now, let’s turn the tables. Imagine if someone asked these same questions to a straight person:

“When did you decide to become straight?” “It’s just a phase, you’ll get over it soon” “Heterosexuality is unnatural and a sin in the eyes of God” “I have a straight friend, maybe you know them?” 

These questions sound odd, insensitive, and invasive right? 

In this course, you get a glimpse of the abuse and discrimination a queer person faces simply for expressing their gender identity and sexual orientation. 

The course in a nutshell:

  • The harmful effects of stereotyping LGBTIQ+ people and not respecting their privacy.
  • How safe are LGBTIQ+ people public spaces.
  • Navigate through hypothetical situations as a queer person.
  • A guided fantasy- homonormative world where straight people are discriminated against and abused. 
  • Understand. depression, self-harm tendencies and suicidal rates in LGBTIQ+ youth.

About Instructor


I’m Bronte Price, a full-time male marriage and funeral celebrant. In my spare time, I’m a qualified trainer, veggie gardener, foodie, and piano player. I married my husband, Clint, in April 2019 – it was the best day of our lives! It was both exciting and fascinating planning our own wedding “from the other side” and it gave me a great insight into what couples go through in the leadup to their special day. The whole experience made me a better celebrant! Clint and I are parents to our beloved rescue kelpie, Bingo, aged five. Most Sunday afternoons will find us at DTs, in Richmond, one of Melbourne’s iconic gay pubs, catching up with our close mates. As a former senior executive in state and local government (most recently as Assistant Director Data Analytics with the Victorian Ombudsman), I’ve picked up some pretty useful skills that I’ve been able to put into practice as a celebrant.

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Course Includes

  • 9 Lessons
  • 14 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate