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Safe Zone Training

At this time, the LGBTQ+ Center is presenting our Safe Zone trainings as webinars via Zoom. The registration process remains the same - kindly use the link below to register, and you will be sent a Zoom meeting invitation to join the webinar. You will be able to ask questions and to interact with the instructor as in a regular, in-person training.

Upcoming Training Dates

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10AM-12PM - Safe Zone
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 10AM-12PM - Transgender Safe Zone
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 10AM-12PM - Safe Zone
If you would like to schedule a training for your department, unit, or school, please contact us at

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.

 Register for Training

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