GAYSL: A crash course in LGBTQ+ American Sign Language and Intersectionality

During the presentation participants will be encouraged to sign along as we learn the signs for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender, ally, coming-out, partner, binary, drag queen/king, identity, rainbow, pride, etc., as well as requested signs. The signs serve as jumping-off points for discussion about the intersection of Deafness and Queerness. (Example: ALLY- how does Deaf culture perceive LGBTQ people? How are the Deaf received by the LGBTQ community? What can you do to be a better ally to both groups?) The goal for this workshop is not that participants will leave fluent in ASL. The point is to get people thinking about Deafness, disability, and the struggles faced by LGBTQ people who are also Deaf or disabled; to inspire people to learn more, and create accessibility to allow ALL LGBTQ people to utilize their resources and participate in their events.

  • Event Date
    March 15, 2021
  • Start Time
    5:00 pm
  • End Time
    7:00 pm
  • Event Address
    Register here:
  • Event Contact
    Breanna Pierce
  • Phone
    (765) 401-4366
  • Email
  • Sponsoring Unit
    The Office of Multicultural Services and Programs