Safe 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 2016 TRAININGS
- Wednesday, March 2 from 10am-12pm
- Wednesday, March 16 from 4-6pm
- Thursday, March 31 from 3-5pm
- Tuesday, April 12 from 4-6pm
- Monday, April 25 from 5-7pm
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 Arthur 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, Connor W (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FALL SESSIONS (In the LGBTQ Center from 6-7:30pm)
- Dealing with Being Different: Mental Health Issues – Tuesday, September 22
- Body Positive: Eating Disorders and Body Image – Tuesday, October 13
- Safe, Safer, Safest: Safe Sex – Tuesday, November 17