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The LGBTQ Center currently offers three workshops for University faculty, staff, students, and community members who are committed to learning more about LGBTQ+ advocacy.

Safe Space Foundations

This is a 2.5 hour, interactive training that includes a discussion of LGBTQ+ terminology, activities on privilege, and practicing allyship. Topics include sex, gender, and sexual/romantic orientation and a conversation on effective allyship. This is a great workshop for those who are just beginning their understanding of LGBTQ+ identity, for those who are hoping to refresh/deepen their commitment to advocacy, and even for those who are looking for an opportunity to reflect on their own identities and experiences.

A Primer on Pronouns

This is a 1 hour training that details the "What?" "How?" and "Why?" of gender pronouns. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using various gender pronouns and discuss different ways to thoughtfully use pronouns.

Trans*itioning 

This is a 1.5 hour training that details different aspects of the transitioning process for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks, including social, medical, and legal transition. This training might be useful for someone considering different aspects of their own transition, or for advocates and allies who are looking to support transitioning friends/family/colleagues. It is highly recommended that participants complete the Safe Space Foundations workshop before attending this training.

 

FALL 2020 OPEN TRAININGS: Register Here

Safe Space Foundations:

  • Tuesday, September 29th 5-7:30pm
  • Friday, October 16th 1-3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 29th 4-6:30pm
  • Monday, November 9th 5-7:30pm 

A Primer on Pronouns

  • Thursday, October 8th 5-6pm
  • Friday, November 6th 1-2pm

Trans*itioning

  • Monday, November 16th, 5-6:30pm

 

PRIVATE SAFE SPACE TRAINING REQUESTS:

To request a private, virtual 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, 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 Alex Winkowski, Program Coordinator - LGBTQ Student Services (aw5uq@virginia.edu)