Cutting-Edge LGBTQ+ Training

for family-building professionals

  • Certification Included

    Open Door issues you a web-ready completion badge that you can post online to show prospective parents that you're trained in the principles of LGBTQ+ competence and are ready to welcome them.

  • Relevant Information

    Custom-built for family-building professionals, Open Door has all of what you want and none of what you don't. Interactive and accessible, our program is made for you!

  • Fresh Ideas

    The latest information on language and subtle nuances of the ever-evolving LGBTQ+ community, including non-binary, pansexual, and intersex identities.

Pricing options

  • $60.00

    Per single user. Contact us at opendoor@familyequality.org for student, nonprofit, and team options!

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Real Reviews of Beyond Diversity

  • Excellent intro for anyone seeking to better understand members of the LGBTQI community

    Janet Choi

  • Thank you so much for providing all this helpful information.Although I am part of LGBTQ community, I still learn something new.

    Denise Cordero

  • Valuable Beyond Measure!

    Jennifer White

    Beyond Diversity was honest, to the point, and informative. It was full of personal examples that were helpful in understanding the information and material as a whole. Thank you, Family Equality Council, for producing excellent course material t...

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    Beyond Diversity was honest, to the point, and informative. It was full of personal examples that were helpful in understanding the information and material as a whole. Thank you, Family Equality Council, for producing excellent course material to help us make certain we are able to service all who come through our doors with the greatest of care and respect!

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  • 10/10 will be recommending this course to others in my field.

    Savannah Halbrook

    I am a doula by trade and the material covered in this course was highly relevant to my work--AND I also believe that literally anyone, whether you work with families/those building families or not, could benefit from engaging in this course and e...

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    I am a doula by trade and the material covered in this course was highly relevant to my work--AND I also believe that literally anyone, whether you work with families/those building families or not, could benefit from engaging in this course and evaluating their own biases.

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  • Fantastic!

    Amy Moy

    As a queer-identified person who is still working on being smooth in her use of others' varied pronouns, this course helped me to become more comfortable with both the ability to do so, as well as the confidence to make it right when I make a mist...

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    As a queer-identified person who is still working on being smooth in her use of others' varied pronouns, this course helped me to become more comfortable with both the ability to do so, as well as the confidence to make it right when I make a mistake.

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  • Thank you!

    Mary Elizabeth Wesley

    This was extremely helpful defining LGBTQIA terms and I am going to try to utilize the steps to address my own bias to better serve my patients and be a better community member. It will not let me click the rating, but I would give 5 stars!

    This was extremely helpful defining LGBTQIA terms and I am going to try to utilize the steps to address my own bias to better serve my patients and be a better community member. It will not let me click the rating, but I would give 5 stars!

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  • Thank you!

    Danielle Redmond

    I came into this course with a general understanding of the terminology but the course really helped to clarify everything for me. The 4 pillars of identity is a great framework for conceptualizing gender. I will be so much more able to serve LGB...

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    I came into this course with a general understanding of the terminology but the course really helped to clarify everything for me. The 4 pillars of identity is a great framework for conceptualizing gender. I will be so much more able to serve LGBTQ families with skill and compassion when I'm not fumbling over the language and bumping up against my own uncertainty. I was actually just thinking the other days that I’d like to review parts of the course. Trystan also does a great job of explaining how we can develop habits around the information to make for smoother communication, and avoid shame spirals and embarrassing apology parades when we make mistakes in our learning process. Thank you so much!

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  • Very informative !

    Mary Schned

    I found this very enlightening. I work in a medical office and it helped me to under the needs of the LGBTQI population.

    I found this very enlightening. I work in a medical office and it helped me to under the needs of the LGBTQI population.

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Certified Completed

Practitioners at these organizations have completed this training

  • Shawna Queen
  • Riverbend Birth Services
  • Carolyn Berger, LCSW
  • Bright Futures Families, LLC
  • Growing Generations
  • Carrot Fertility
  • RSC of the Bay Area
  • Fertility Centers of Illinois
  • Texas Surrogacy
  • New England Surrogacy
  • New Mexico Surrogacy
  • Montana Surrogacy
  • Colorado Surrogacy

  • Seattle Reproductive Medicine
  • Texas Fertility Center
  • Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group

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