Think about how your Unitarian Universalist community has made you feel welcome and included, whether you grew up in the faith or have come to it as a youth or adult. Were/are there particular people who welcomed you? Is it the liberal religious message as a whole that makes you feel included? Is it the public stances that the Unitarian Universalist Association and/or your congregation has taken?
Talk with people who know your congregation's history with the LGBT community. Are there any events in that history that fill you with a sense of pride or leave you feeling a little unsettled? Is your congregation a Welcoming Congregation? Are LGBT issues something that causes emotions to run high within you or in your community?
Take time to center yourself so you are ready to be fully present and to respond appropriately to any challenging moments in the workshop.
Before you lead the workshop, take time to complete this sentence: "At the end of this workshop, I hope participants leave feeling..."
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