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SafeZone

About SafeZone

Open to all students, staff, faculty, and community groups, these by-request presentations raise awareness about the dynamics of gender and sexual diversities while exploring different ways to embody inclusive allyship for people of all orientations, genders, sexualities, identities, and levels of being out. 

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SafeZone Descriptions

LGBT 101

We cover the basics of LGBT identities by exploring the differences between sex, gender, and sexual orientation. Participants will engage and discuss ways to be a good ally and accomplice to individuals on and off-campus.  We are happy to tailor this training to meet the needs of different groups. Examples include:

  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Higher Education
  • K-12
  • Athletics and Campus Recreation

Bisexual & Pansexual Identities

This workshop explores the history of bi and pansexual identities and movements in the United States, uncovers personal biases towards middle sexualities, and teaches different ways to embody solidarity with bi and pan communities.

Trans & Gender Variant Identities

This workshop will help participants better understand the spectrum of trans identities through discussions on terminology, changing/evolving language, social and political issues uniquely experienced by trans folk, and strategies on how to be an ally to trans communities on and off-campus. The workshop offers a starting point for more deeply engaging with the dynamics of gender, identity, and expression. We are happy to adapt this training to meet the needs of different groups. Examples include:

  • Healthcare Settings
  • Athletics and Campus Recreation 

Allyship as Suicide Prevention

A presentation looking at different mental health challenges experienced by LGBTQ+ individuals and how allyship can help prevent suicide within the LGBTQ+ community on and off-campus. The presentation will explore allyship and accomplicehood as it relates to supporting individuals in crisis and resources available to help individuals supporting others in crisis.
 

 

Examples of past guest lectures include:

  • Athletics and Religion
  • Gender and Sexual Diversities in Media
  • LGBT Representation in Media
  • International Approaches to Sexuality and Gender
  • Queering Feminism
  • LGBTQ Identities and Sports
  • Inclusive Language