Sexuality is something we cannot ignore. It affects us in relations to how we interact with ourselves, our loved ones, and people around us. Bethany is an advocate of human rights for Deaf people—especially the right to receive comprehensive 

sexuality education. Sexuality education is not all about sex; it is much more than that. As a qualified Deaf sex educator, Bethany provides accurate and developmentally appropriate information on human sexuality. 

Sex Education in ASL provides opportunities for Deaf individuals to be informed on their sexuality through workshops, training, and free, high-quality accessible educational videos. Her work also involves advocating for supportive and affirming space for the Deaf LGBTQ community.

 

In her all teaching, Bethany incorporates the value of showing dignity and respect for all people. 

As we all are called to action to interrupt, confront and dismantle systems of oppression, we know that we are also being called to look within - as individuals, professionals, and community members. Now, more than ever, advocates for sex education need to keep racial justice and equity at the forefront of our minds, our missions, and our work. White supremacy touches every aspect of our history, culture, and institutions. This impacts the opportunities for Black, Brown, Indigenous and People of Color to achieve and thrive in our Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened and ASL (including interpreter) communities. Sex Education in ASL is committed to continue the work of dismantling systems of oppressions. We’ve also recognized the importance for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened folks to have representations in every aspect of their lives, whether that may be an academic, healthcare, legal, or therapy settings. Sex Education in ASL has established three new scholarship funds for our communities to amplify and lift Black, Brown, Indigenous and People of Color. 

 

 

Looking for other avenues to support or donate? 

Within Sex Education in ASL, you have the option of donating to the following projects -

 

-Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color (Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened community workshop participants)

-Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color Interpreters

-Deaf Sexuality Educator Scholarship

-Sexual Health Educational Videos Creation

-General fundraising

"I appreciate how Bethany create safe space for all of us to discuss uncomfortable topics."

©2017 by Bethany Gehman.

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