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1 Looking Over the Rainbow and Understanding Its Dreams
Jason Sininger East Carolina University

2 Thank you for your cooperation. ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition
Please turn off cell phones, pagers, and PDAs or set to a silent/vibrate setting. If you must leave the program early, please do so in a manner that does not interrupt the presenters or the other program attendees. Thank you for your cooperation. ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition Program Committee 2

3 Outline Welcome Define Terms and Concepts Introduce Rainbow Timeline
Review Theory Share Ideas Closing

4 GLBT Glossary GLBT - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender
Coming Out – Act of telling others of your sexuality (life long process) Accountability – being responsible for ones behavior

5 Glossary Continued Intimacy – a emotional & physical connection
Role Model – a person who others view and would like to be like Sexual Identity – how one defines and displays sexuality

6 Rainbow History hot pink - sexuality red - life orange - healing
Designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker hot pink - sexuality red - life orange - healing yellow - sunlight green - nature turquoise - magic blue - serenity violet - spirit

7 Wizard of OZ Celebrate the Dream Envision the Possibilities

8 GLBT Symbols Pink Triangle Lambda Freedom Rings Red Ribbon
Leather Pride Gender Symbols

9 Rainbow Timeline Sex Choices Role Models Safety Accountability
Coming Out Intimacy

10 Audience Participation

11 Generation Summary Generation - can be defined by a group of people who have shared experiences throughout a set period of time. Demographics by Generation Year of birth Puritan Generation Enlightenment Generation – 1700 GI Generation Silent Generation Baby Boomer Generation X Millennial (Generation Y) Howe & Strasuss 2000

12 Millennial Characteristics
Self Focused Indulgent Parents Team Oriented Desire to Achieve Able to Multi-task Have Global Concern Odd Interpersonal Skills MTV / VH1 Pop Culture Technology Health/Wellness Teen Idols Movies/Music Fashion

13 Generation Figures 97% own a computer 94% own a cell phone
76% use Instant Messaging. 15% of IM users are logged on 24 / 7 34% use websites as primary source of news 75% of college students have a Facebook 60% own some type of portable music and/or video device such as an iPod.

14 Identity Theory Stage 1 Identity Confusion Stage 2 Identity Comparison
Stage 3 Identity Tolerance Stage 4 Identity Acceptance Stage 5 Identity Pride Stage 6 Identity Synthesis Cass Model 1979

15 Identity Theory Stage 1: Confusion Question who I am?
Question what is homosexuality Debate direction

16 Identity Theory Stage 2: COMPARISON Where do I belong
I’m different (Not want to be different) How do I perceive sexuality How do other perceive my sexuality

17 Identity Confusion Stage 3: Tolerance Seek out Gay individuals
Delve into subculture and society Explore the concept of being Gay

18 Identity Theory Stage 4 : Acceptance
Increase participation in GLBT culture Establish thoughts with behavior They accept that they are Gay

19 Identity Theory Stage 5: Pride Embrace power of being Gay
Openly advertise Gayness Display they are proud

20 Identity Theory Stage 6: Identity Synthesis
Refocus concept of power to people View behavior as self identification Understand the big picture

21 Generation Trends Language Relationships -1 on 1 relationship Media
Down Low or Hook Up Partners Label Neutral (Pansexual) Relationships -1 on 1 relationship - Friends with benefits - Non -relationships Media Books and Magazines TV and Movies Computer Technology Outlets Chatrooms Facebook / Myspace Ideology Pop Culture Personal Experiences Resources Counseling Services PFLAG and Human Rights GLSEN / Gay Straight Alliance Student organizations

22 Rainbow Reaction Coming Out - Have open discussions
- Link with student organizations - Refer to website - Add them to a listserv - Utilize other resources Related Issues Identity Concerns, Gender Identity, Acceptance, Safety Concerns

23 Rainbow Reaction Role Models Highlight people on TV or movies
Inform others survivors of adversity Introduce other leaders and teachers Live by example Related Concerns Positive Characteristics, Ethical Standards, Moral Values, Mentorship

24 Rainbow Reaction Safe Sex Options
- have discussions about choices & behavior - provide education on safe sex practices - advertise on internet - encourage testing Related Issues: health concerns, establishment of reputation, self- esteem, knowledge of options

25 Rainbow Reaction Intimacy Involvement Related Issues:
Discuss relationships and how they work Promote positive relationships Remind students this takes time Role model Related Issues: Self identification, Understanding of Relationships, Managing Emotions, Mental Stability

26 Rainbow Reaction Accountability Related Issues:
- Define responsibility - Dispel myths and false information Praise students on their choices Recognize affect of your behavior on others Related Issues: Accepting of Responsibility, Ethical Standards, Moral Values, Role Modeling

27 Future Issues Gay Marriage Health Issues Political Agendas
Safe Environment Acceptance Understanding

28 Resources
East Carolina Safe Zone Howe & Strauss: Welcoming a New Generation of College Students Journal of College Admission Vivian Cass: Identity Model of stages in developing sexual identity

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