Programs

Safe SpaceSafe Space Training

The Safe Space network is made up of University faculty, staff, and students who are committed to being allies to the entire LGBTQ  community. All members complete a two-hour training that consists of  general information about the LGBTQ population and how to be an ally. At the end of the training, participants are given a distinctive rainbow-colored sticker that reads, “I am sensitive to and supportive of lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, and questioning people.” These stickers can be seen all around Grounds to visibly designate safe spaces.

SPRING 2017 TRAINING DATES

  • Monday, February 27 at 11am-1pm
  • Friday, March 17 at 4pm-6pm
  • Monday, March 20 at 11am-1pm
  • Wednesday, March 29 at 7pm-9pm
  • Friday, April 7 at 4pm-6pm
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 4pm-6pm

All training sessions will be held in the LGBTQ Center in LL Newcomb. Sign up by filling out this Registration Form.

To request a private training session for your department, CIO, organization, or business, fill out this Request Form.


Speakers Bureau

The LGBTQ Center’s Speakers Bureau consists of LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff who volunteer their time to educate the University community about LGBTQ issues. The Speakers Bureau presents in an open Q&A panel format that allows for a great deal of interaction between the audience and the members of the panel.

We are happy to present in classrooms, residence halls, Greek organizations, diversity workshops or retreats – just about anywhere! If you are interested in having the LGBTQ Center Speakers Bureau present to your organization, or becoming a panelist, contact Shannon at lgbtqSpeakersBureau@gmail.com


Queer Health Series

These are monthly meetings bringing the university and community together to learn from speakers, presentations and panels on various health related topics as safe sex, HIV testing, transgender health, mental health and healthy bodies with a queer focus. Informal discussion will follow each topic. For more information, please contact the Health Intern, Sindhu (ske5mc@virginia.edu ske5mc@virginia.edu).

FALL 2016 SESSIONS (Located in LGBTQ Center)

  • Sept 26 at 5pm: Accessibility & Disability
  • Oct 10th at 5pm: Domestic Violence & Abuse in LGBTQ Communities