GRIS-Montréal’s workshops are given in the form of testimony by a question-and-answer session with two volunteers who identify as either gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, trans, or non-binary/gender non-conforming. The participants can thereby put a face on a reality that sometimes scares or intimidates them. After a brief biographical talk, the volunteers invite the students to ask any questions they might have about the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identity. The volunteers answer those questions in the most open way possible and shared their lived experiences as LGBTQ+ people.
In order to deepen class discussions on these realities, GRIS-Montréal proposes two distinct workshops: one concerning the demystification of the diversity of sexual orientations (which are facilitated by gay, lesbian, bisexual, or pansexual volunteers), and the other concerning the demystification of the diversity of gender identities (facilitated by trans or non-binary/gender non-conforming volunteers).