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Safe Zone Training

Upcoming Training Dates

Training schedules will be available soon. If you would like to schedule a training for your department, unit, or school, please contact us at lgbtq@wvu.edu

Safe Zone is open to ALL students, staff, faculty, and community members.  This is a voluntary program. After completing the training you will submit a Safe Zone contract, and will receive a Safe Zone sign to display.

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Safe Zone

The two hour workshop provides information on LGBTQ+ histories and experiences.  Trainings can be tailored to particular audiences (higher education, K-12, health care, law, and more), just let us know. Trainings also provide opportunities to try out problem solving skills and apply information to real life scenarios.  We encourage students, faculty, and staff to think critically about issues affecting LGBTQIA+ issues and learn how to commit to improving our communities.

Trans Safe Zone

The Transgender Safe Zone covers basic information about  transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people and communities, demographic information about the size of transgender populations in the US and in WV, and histories of transgender activism, as well as issues related to trans health care and transition, and trans-specific experiences with hate crimes and discrimination.  The Transgender Safe Zone provides concrete strategies for those interested in becoming a transgender ally, including ways to improve gender-inclusivity and respectful recognition of trans, nonbinary, intersex, and gender creative people.

Please direct any questions or requests for disciplinary or subject area specific trainings to Brad Grimes at tgrimes@mail.wvu.edu.