Great news! Because our last Rainbow Shield training session was in such high demand, we’ll be holding another online session for the basic level on Monday, November 15th, 2021, starting at 12:00 PM ET; Intermediate level (must attend basic level training to attend) on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, starting at 12:00 PM ET; Advanced level (must attend basic/intermediate training) on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, starting at 12:00 PM ET.

This LGBTQ+ cultural competency training is a unique opportunity for military and veteran service providers and advocates to sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge base.

All participants will receive a certificate certifying CEUs or CPUs.

Date: Monday, November 15th, 2021; Tuesday, November 16th, 2021; Wednesday, November 17th

Time: 12:00 PM ET – 1:30 PM ET

Cost: Basic $250, Intermediate $350, Advanced $450



Meet Our Facilitator

MMAA is thrilled to announce Dorian Rhea Debussy, Ph.D. as our Rainbow Shield Facilitator!

Dorian Rhea Debussy, Ph.D. (they/them) [formerly known as Timothy R. Bussey, Ph.D.] is the Associate Director for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Kenyon College, where they specialize in fostering LGBTQ+ inclusion and equity on campus. In addition to their role with Kenyon College, Rhea also serves as the Executive Director of the Ace and Aro Alliance of Central Ohio, which is the state’s first organization focused upon serving the asexual and aromantic community; a member of the Advisory Board for the TGNC360 Initiative of the OUT Georgia Business Alliance, which is the state’s first transgender-focused economic empowerment initiative; and a facilitator of the NCAA’s Division III LGBTQ OneTeam Program, which is the organization’s first nationwide LGBTQ+ inclusion program. Previously, they served as both the Vice President for the Board of Directors and the Acting Operational Director of the Newark Ohio Pride Coalition, which coordinates a local pride festival of roughly 1,500 annual attendees.