As a heterosexual woman, leading a creative writing class with LGBTQ2+ youth may pose challenges. I would label myself as a moderator and I would make sure that I checked my biases at all times. My goal would be to incorporate guest speakers in the LGBTQ2+ to educate and to share their experiences, and to share their writing.
The reason I chose this route for my Social Work profile was because my homosexual friend was bullied excessively as a child. It was so tough for him, and so difficult for me to see. I want youth to know, at a young age, how diversity is so amazing!
The readings on the LGBTQ2+ community was very helpful in making my Social Worker Profile. Some discussion and creative writing could focus on topics such as:
Emotions around school, home and themselves
How the group thinks others perceive them
How can the LGBTQ2+ and hetorosexual youth can work together for Social Change