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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, interactive training that includes a discussion of LGBTQ+ terminology and how to practice allyship. At the end of the training, participants are given a distinctive rainbow-colored decal 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 folks who have completed the training.

FALL 2019 OPEN TRAINING DATES:

Thursday September 12th, 5-7pm

Wednesday, October 2nd, 4-6pm

Friday, October 18th, 11am-1pm

Tuesday, October 29th, 4-6pm

Wednesday, November 13th, 5-7pm

Thursday, December 5th, 4-6pm

All open training sessions will be held in the LGBTQ Center in Newcomb’s lower level (just past the Multicultural Student Center). 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 Blake at bh3fq@virginia.edu.


Queer Health Talks

These are ongoing workshops 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 discussions follow each topic. For more information, please contact the Education Intern, Blake (bh3fq@virginia.edu).

FALL 2019 WORKSHOPS (Located in LGBTQ Center):

  • COMING SOON!