Lisa Koenecke

Keynoting & Breakouts

Keynoting the Nebraska School Counseling Conference

In My Experience: Creating LGBTQ Friendly Workplaces:

  • safe “Z”ONE project training

    May 4, 2020 by

    Zo, here we are at the letter “Z” in our LGBTQ+ Resources A-Z, or as the say in Australia, Zed. I had Zero chance to pull off a Zippy title for this final article, zo, let’s just get on with this wonderful resource! At each school I worked at, I displayed a Safe Zone sticker… Read more

  • “Y” is all about “You”

    May 4, 2020 by

    Welcome to the 25th letter in our LGBTQ+ Resources A-Z blog. When it comes to the letter “Y,” the most important resource I can think of is “YOU!” Yep, that’s what I’m going to go with, YOU! Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed,… Read more

  • “U” is for UUA and UCC

    April 13, 2020 by

    Uggh, that’s a lot of “U”s I’m using…cracks me up every time, ultimately! Usually the letter “U” comes befor the letter “V,” unless, you’re Lisa and I was so excited yesterday to write about the letter “V” and the value of volunteering! UUUUggg. If you remember my religious journey, it started in Loganville, Wisconsin on… Read more

  • “V” is for Volunteering

    April 12, 2020 by

    Welcome to the letter “V” of my LGBTQ Resources A-Z blog! In advocating for the LGBTQ community, one of the most rewarding ways to spend my time is Volunteering. In this article, I will give you resources and ideas where you, too, can learn where to volunteer. Please share your favorite LGBTQ organizations where you… Read more

  • “T” is for Transgender

    April 5, 2020 by

    Welcome to the letter, “T” in our LGBTQ Resources A-Z.  As our world changes before our very eyes, I am struck with the notion that brighter days are ahead of us (written during COVID-19).  Top of Mind for the letter “T” is the world of Transgender. As a reminder, we say Transgender not Transgendered. Thanks…see… Read more

  • Show, Shift, Shape

    January 26, 2020 by

    Welcome to the letter “S” in my blog LGBTQ Resources: A-Z. Show, Shift, Shape are the three words I am using to support my TEDx talk on February 13th, 2020. Shameless plug, sorry! Here’s the link: February 13, 2020 6 Revisions Event Description Time Watch / Listen / Stats TED TALKSAudio commentary will not… Read more

  • Riddle Scale (no joke)

    December 29, 2019 by

    Welcome to the letter “R” of our LGBTQ Resources A-Z! You haven’t heard of the Riddle Scale? No worries, not everyone has, let’s Relax, Rewind, and Review…again, see what I did there? I crack myself up! Even though this isn’t a riddle, ha ha! Remember, I like to start with a definition, so here ya… Read more

  • “Q” is for Queer

    December 22, 2019 by

    Hey, Lisa, isn’t the term Queer offensive? Why are you writing about that word? Thanks for asking, dear reader. I will give you a Quick history of the term Queer later on in this article. Questioning is another term we use for the “Q” in our acronyn LGBTQ. Questioning was used early on in my… Read more

  • Pride & PFLAG

    December 15, 2019 by

    Welcome to the letter “P” in our weekly blog of LGBTQ Resources A-Z. This week we’ll talk about why the term Pride is so important to us, and why PFLAG is such an amazing resource, especially in Wisconsin! June is Pride month for the LGBTQ community. According to Wikipedia, Gay pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of… Read more

  • Out and Proud

    December 8, 2019 by

    Welcome to the letter “O” of LBGTQ Resources A-Z. As a disclaimer, everyOne Owns their Own coming Out story, I will give you a glimpse into my story. Thanks for Opening this article. In the LGBTQ world, we are born this way (just ask Lady Gaga), yet some of us stay in the closet for… Read more

  • Non-binary, Non-conforming & gender Neutral bathrooms

    December 1, 2019 by

    Welcome to the letter “N” in this week’s edition of my LGBTQ blog. These are terms you might have heard, if not, you will. Let’s nudge our way into the definitions…ha ha, that Never gets old! NEVER! How many of you have ever gone through a drive-thru at a fast food restaurant? I loved taking… Read more

  • Microagressions

    November 10, 2019 by

    Hello friends! Did you notice I didn’t say ladies and gentleman? In the LGBTQ+ world, greeting a group of people with “Ladies & Gentlemen” can be considered a microagression. Yes, I know it’s what we were taught to say, but maybe it’s time to be more inclusive! As a former middle school counselor, it always… Read more

  • Legislation & LGBTQ+

    October 27, 2019 by

    Let’s give it up for the letter, “L” this week! What a Lovely Letter that has Literally Labled Lisa (me) as a strong Lady! In case you didn’t know this, my mother named me after a soap opera…true story. Eileen Fulton, played the character Lisa Grimaldi on “As The World Turns.” Lisa was a strong… Read more

  • Knational Coming OUT Day & KCNN Equality Debate

    October 13, 2019 by

    Originally posted on Lisa A. Koenecke:
    You might have noticed the title includes the letter “K.” Knope, Knot a typo, just letting you know that this week’s blog is meant to be brought to you by the letter “K,” but there were other more important messages to share. October 11th every year is National Coming…

  • ALLY Week Sept. 23-27, 2019

    September 22, 2019 by

    Given the events scheduled for this week, we’re taking a break from our usual posts to bring you a special announcement. (I’ve always wanted to say that!) For those of you playing at home, perhaps you were expecting the letter “J” today? I promise you will have information on Jazz Jennings next week. Stay tuned…… Read more

  • Intersectionality & Intersex

    September 15, 2019 by

    This blog goes out to Dr. Erin Mason in Georgia. When I was seeking advice on what topic I should present on next, Erin said, “Intersectionality.” A fairly new term to me in 2017. So, what is intersectionality? Let’s find out and as always…thanks for asking! According to Merriam Webster: Intersectionality—the complex, cumulative manner in… Read more

  • HRC, yeah you know me!

    September 8, 2019 by

    Welcome to the letter “H” in my Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning/Queer (LGBTQ) blog. My first thought was to give you information on hetero vs. homo. Then I read an interesting article I had to share along with giving a shout out to the Human Rights Campaign — one of my favorite organizations —… Read more

  • The Letter “E”…Equality vs. Equity

    August 18, 2019 by

    Welcome back to my LGBT FAQ blog. This week, we look at the difference between the terms equality and equity. By definition, equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are not treated differently or less favorably, on the basis of their specific protected characteristic, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation… Read more

  • Welcome to My New Frequently Asked Questions Blog

    June 23, 2019 by

    Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud — Maya Angelou This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates. The focus will be answering Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on LBGTQIA+ issues & advocacy.… Read more

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