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LGBTQ+ cultural competency training

Trillium Health offers LGBTQ+ training to community organizations that are looking to be more inclusive and affirming. With this training, you'll be able to:

  • Change your organization's culture and create an affirming environment

  • Learn the definitions of common LGBTQ+ terms

  • Identify phrases that can be offensive

  • Understand how to use language that is more inclusive


"Booking an LGBTQ+ Competency Training with Trillium Health was a great decision for us. Our staff got so much out of it, and it's already making a difference for our patients."

- Jane Doe, Rochester Regional Health


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get to know Jess

Jessica Cohen (she/her) is the LGBTQ+ Education Coordinator at Trillium Health. A long-serving advocate for LGBTQ+ communities, Jess has over 15 years of experience providing workshops and training to healthcare and social service organizations, corporations, K-12 schools, and higher education. Additionally, she has served as a board member of GLSEN Rochester (Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network), coordinated LGBTQ+ youth programs and services, and co-facilitated GLSEN Rochester’s Jump-Start GSA Program and the Students of Color Organizing Program. Jess holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from SUNY Brockport and is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP). Jess currently resides in Rochester with her wife and two children.

To request LGBTQ+ Training for your company or group, please fill out this form.

Contact Information


Workshop Dates/Times

How long would like the workshop(s) to be? *


What type of workshop(s) are you looking for?

(please select all that apply)

Interactive presentation of topic materials. Opportunities for discussion and Q&A.
Facilitators meet with small group(s) of staff to answer common questions, troubleshoot areas of challenge, and provide support for specific areas of LGBTQ+ cultural competency. (It is recommended that groups have basic LGBTQ training/knowledge)
Facilitators meet with staff and/or consumers to observe and assess organization needs, practices, forms, etc. Facilitators provide follow up as needed and upon request.
Please tell us more about your needs below.


Why is your organization requesting training at this time?

(please select all that apply)

Please tell us more about your needs below.


Do you have any of the following A/V Equipment?

(please select all that apply)


What topic area(s) do you think you group would you like covered?

(please select all that apply)

Please tell us more about your needs below.


Regarding workshop attendees…

Please answer to the best of your knowledge.

How knowledgeable is your staff in regards to LGBTQ+ topics *
How comfortable is your staff in regards to LGBTQ+ topics *
How motivated is your staff to learn about LGBTQ+ topics *


Please share the following information:


Do you have any other questions, or information our facilitators should know?

(Further communication via email or phone is always welcome!)

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