LGBTQ Advocacy

You Said What?!?: 20 Things Never To Say To An LGBTQ+ Person – And Why

Summer Gomez

Summer Gomez

Penny Lane Centers

Workshop Session #1

9AM - 10AM -

Session Overview

We all mess up. We all say the “wrong” thing. This training will give you the top 20 things never to say to an LGBTQ+ person – and tell you WHY, and even answer your burning questions along the way.  By the end of this training, attendees should be able to:
  • Identify questions that may be offensive to LGBTQ+ people
  • Understand why these questions may be offensive
  • Better understand the LGBTQ+ community through an exploration of these questions.


Summer Davidson Gomez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who supervised in the Intensive Services department at Penny Lane Centers for 5 years. She now coordinates Penny Lane’s Embracing Identity program, where she is helping to meet the needs of LGBTQI2-S Transitional Age Youth through trainings and support groups. Her own experiences, combined with raising her son as a part of an LGBTQ couple, have made Summer passionate about raising the standard of services and advocacy for our LGBTQ youth.