Serving LGBTQIA+ Communities – Online Microcredential

Advance LGBTQIA+ rights and equality

Whether you work in the field of health care, social work, education, law or policy — better understanding the unique experiences and histories of LGBTQIA+ communities is critical to becoming a stronger advocate and directly serving these groups.

When you earn a microcredential in serving LGBTQIA+ communities online from Oregon State University, you’ll be introduced to key concepts, histories and political frameworks within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer political movements. You’ll learn how to identify and understand dominant forms of oppression while also exploring and celebrating LGBTQIA+ community resilience. Rooted in activism and scholarship, this microcredential will give you the knowledge and skills needed to actively engage with these communities and help create a more inclusive and equitable future.


Required courses (9 credits)


The in-demand skills you’ll develop as a student in this microcredential will give you what you need to stand out and level up in your career.

  • LGBTQIA+ concepts literacy 
  • Sexuality and gender intersectional analysis 
  • Applied learning 
  • Intervention strategies in harmful practices toward LGBTQIA+ communities

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