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Unpacking Sexuality: Bringing Unconscious Bias to the Forefront

  • Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Billy DeFrank LGBT Center, San Jose, CA
  • 216


  • This registration is for NorCRID members in good standing who would like to receive CEUs (optional)
  • Community Member, or Interpreter wishing to attend the workshop with CEUs (optional)
  • (No one turned away for lack of funds)
    If you'd like to apply for this please register at no cost and then make a donation in the amount you feel comfortable anonymously on our donation page. Thank you.
  • This is for community or NorCRID members who can spare a little extra towards registration for the workshop. This helps to support those who can't afford the full cost of attendance. Thank you

Registration is closed

Unpacking Sexuality:

Bringing Unconscious Bias to the Forefront

 May 25th from 9-4.

Lunch 12-1 (bring your own or options nearby)

.6 CEUs pending approval

Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center 

938 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126

$50 (Non-Member) 

$40 (NorCRID Member) 

please inquire at about financial hardship 


 Bethany Gehman, M.Ed., and AASCET certified sexuality educator, with more than five years of experience in providing sexual health education and professional training, and she is currently working as a health educator at Family Tree Clinic in Minnesota. Bethany provides sexuality education for people of all ages, conducts professional training, and promotes inclusive and comprehensive sexual health education in Deaf K-12 residential programs. She strives to connect with the community through her videos and interactions through her workshops/training. Advocacy and education cannot happen without genuine connections. Her current work focuses on examining the current climate of Deaf residential schools in the United States and providing resources to promote and inclusive environment for LGBTQIA+ students and staff. When Bethany is not busy with her community work, she creates high-quality and accessible American Sign Language YouTube videos on human sexuality.

Learn more about Bethany at


This workshop will be given in ASL and the space will be ASL only. You will be asked to sign if you are speaking or speaking and signing

NorCRID is committed to full inclusion.

Unless clearly stated, NorCRID space is ASL space.   This is a fully accessible space for Deaf people and an opportunity for hearing people to experience full immersion.

Events sponsored by NorCRID will be wheelchair accessible.  This will include ramps into a venue.   Wheelchair parking near by.   Aisles wide enough for walkers and wheelchairs to move easily.

It is important to show up fragrance free. This means:

Avoiding the use of cologne/perfume and other scented products like shampoo and lotions
Wearing clothes laundered in fragrance free detergent
Avoiding scented dryer sheets

Gender inclusive bathrooms will be requested at events.   We will offer our own signage if none are available.   Pronouns will be respected. 

Large text print and Braille can be made available if requested in advance. 

If the above criteria do not meet your needs, please reach out to the organizers so we can provide better accessibility to you.

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