The aim of this webinar is to provide you with an overall understanding of why LGBT+ inclusion is important to Rotary. The session will provide a level of comfort around terminology, explore challenges often faced by LGBT+ communities and provide awareness on the impact that a culture has on the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ people.

At the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Explain the differences between sex, gender identity, gender expression and orientation
  • Outline some of the unique challenges faced by LGBTIQ people
  • Understand the key actions we can all take to create a more inclusive culture in our clubs

About our Presenter

Grant Godino (he/him) is the charter president of Gateway Rotaract, former member of the Rotary Club of Strathmore (Australia) and president elect of the LGBT Rotarians and Friends Fellowship. Grant identifies as a gay cisgender male and lives with his partner Lee (he/him) (also a Rotarian) just outside of Melbourne. In the non-Rotary world, Grant is a senior advisor for employee wellbeing, and diversity and inclusion at the Victorian Department of Education and Training and leads the Whole of Victorian Government Pride Network. He is passionate about diversity and inclusion, leadership, loves running and has been a part of the Rotary Family for over 10 years.