Course Description

The course is called "Validity". It will focus on 1a) It get's better: introducing myself and discussing my journey as a gay black man 1b) The Foundation of Acceptance: learning to accept who you are first before expecting others to do so. 2) Building your safe space: Discerning the people, places, and things you need to create a safe space. 3a) I am not a second class citizen: exploring the concerns LGBTQI+ face and will potentially face with the trump administration and today’s current social climate 3b) I am not a second class citizen part 2: exploring the issues LGBTQI+ minorities face and will potentially face with the trump administration and today’s current social climate 4) My valid Identification: discussing how YOU own YOU. The importance of building and identifying who YOU are first before entering the LGBTQI+ world What will I get out of this course?

As a "young" (whether by age or experience) LGBTQI+ individual you get in the, what I call, "the honeymoon" phase. You are discovering new feelings, thoughts, people and more. This course will help you focus and provide you with the necessary tools to combat bigotry, self-destruction & doubt, insecurities, and potential dangers that are present in the LGBTQ+ community and more.

Queer School™ Professor

Kwame Corbett

Kwame is a performing arts educator & choreographer, artistic director, and human rights activist. Kwame was born and raised in New York City, where he fought for LGBTQ+ rights and equality using performing arts as a way of bringing awareness to such issues. Kwame has choreographed and directed various showcases and musicals using his training from prestigious schools such as The Ailey School - The official school of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (NY), Broadway Dance Center BDC (NY), and his apprenticeship at The Juilliard School (NY), to name a few. Kwame has also been a cast member of the Off-Broadway Non-Profit Organization cast of City at Peace New York - CAP, Inc., which focused on bringing a voice to social issues through musical theater. In addition to Kwame’s dance career, he also served in the United States Army. Kwame continues to be a voice for equal human rights through his performance art and social media. Kwame is the managing producer of Pyro Media Network (PMN). He also is a co-host on Blaze Entertainment Podcast & I’d Rather Not Podcast (currently available on PMN) where he uses his platform to continue to bring awareness about social injustice and inequality.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Validity: Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Queer Talk: Introduction

    • Module 1 Survey

  • 2

    Validity: Acceptance

    • Acceptance

    • Queer Talk: Acceptance

    • Module 2 Survey