[2/19/17]  First there was a slew of classes on white privilege, now there’s a new flavor of privilege workshops. Marshall University in West Virginia will train employees about “heterosexual privilege” next week in an effort to better accommodate the college’s LGBTQ community.

“Our society is geared toward traditional heterosexual roles and relationships, and as a result there are certain privileges that heterosexuals in traditional relationships are afforded that they may take for granted that others in the LGBTQ community may not have,” Morgan Conley, a mental health specialist for the university, told Heat Street.

The Student Counseling Center will present its heterosexual privilege session on Tuesday as part of a bigger Safe Space training for faculty and staff. To illustrate heterosexual privilege, the university will ask employees to participate in a “Privilege for Sale” exercise.

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