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Webinar: Moving from Ally to Accomplice – Supporting LGBTQIA Members of Your Organization
June 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Guilford Nonprofit Consortium is pleased to partner with the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits to offer you the fourth webinar in their “Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Nonprofits” series. Does your organization want to learn more about how to effectively include members of the LGBTQIA community? Does everyone in your organization understand what all those letters mean? Could your nonprofit use support with best practices and creating an affirming culture for LGBTQIA colleagues and community members? Join Heather Branham, LCSW and Stephen Wiseman, LCSW of Just Conversations to discover:

  • Up-to-date terminology and concepts related to the LGBTQIA community
  • Challenges facing LGBTQIA people
  • Ways to create inclusive and affirming organizational culture for people of all genders and sexual orientations.

Heather and Stephen are frequent presenters on topics relevant to LGBTQIA communities and consult with professionals and organizations seeking to improve their services to these communities. Their Just Conversations project facilitates nuanced conversations about gender, sexuality, violence, and healing through training, advocacy, and storytelling.

Presenter Bios:

Heather Branham, LCSW, Co-Founder, Just Conversations

Heather Branham, LCSW (she/her/hers) has been studying gender and sexuality for almost 20 years. In her private psychotherapy practice based in Asheville, NC, she specializes in relationship-focused, somatic trauma treatment. She has a special interest in working with survivors of sexual violence and members of queer and trans communities. Drawing on her background in public policy and social work, Heather is a frequent presenter on topics relevant to queer and transgender people and consults with professionals and organizations seeking to improve their services to these communities. She is a proud graduate of Agnes Scott College, a women’s college in Atlanta that now welcomes transgender students.

Stephen Wiseman, LCSW, Co-Founder, Just Coversations

Stephen Wiseman, LCSW (they/them/theirs) is a trans, Appalachian queer social worker committed to undoing oppression in all its forms through advocacy, direct action, education, and good old-fashioned conversation. His advocacy work has included positions at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Equality North Carolina. Stephen has also served NC families as a social worker in the Triangle-area and Asheville, NC.





June 13
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm