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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.


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 2022 OPEN WORKSHOPS - Register Here

These workshops are open to all faculty, staff, students, and community members

  • Safe Space Foundations
    • Tuesday, September 20th, 5-7:30 PM
    • Wednesday, October 26th, 5-7:30 PM
  • A Primer on Pronouns
    • Thursday, September 22nd, 4:30-5:30 PM
    • Friday, November 11th, 12-1 PM
  • Trans*itioning
    • Wednesday, October 12th, 5-6:30 PM
    • Monday, November 28th, 5-6:30 PM



NOTE: Due to a high-demand for educational workshops during the Fall 2022 Semester, we are no longer accepting requests for UVA Department/Unit. We will re-open this form at the beginning of the Spring 2023 semester.