Queering Sex Ed
Queering Sex Ed, a program put on by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Ally office, offers a safe and welcoming place for students and people in general to learn about sexuality and relationships, said Julia Keleher, program coordinator for the LGBTQA Office.
“It is a supplemental sex education for LGBTQA sexuality that was not talked about in high school,” she said.
Keleher said the program has been successful since it began last fall — several people attend and there is more community and campus interaction.
“We try to reach as many people as we can,” Keleher said.
The program is co-educational, as Keheler and other community members speak and offer advice, along with students who share their experiences.
Keleher said they address a topic that isn’t discussed on campus and the program is a great place for allies and others to learn about the LGBTQA community.
Queering Sex Ed takes place the first Tuesday of every month and each month there are different topics, sometimes depending on themes that month has or what the students want.
This month’s program is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 109 of the Memorial Gym and is based on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is October.
“We will be having Alternative to Violence of the Palouse come and talk about healthy relationships,” Keleher said.
She said the program’s goal is to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere to learn about sex.
Allison Griffith can be reached at arg-news.uidaho.edu