Unlike more visible under-represented groups students in the LGBTQ+ community cannot be readily identified; likewise, there is no easy method of finding persons supportive of the community. Safe Space Training increases the visible presence of student, faculty, and staff allies who can help shape Marshall University’s culture of accepting all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/ expression, or any other difference. Safe Space removes the barriers to communicating and supporting the LGBTQ+ community.
Trainings allow participants to learn the history of the LGBTQ+ community, and provides an overview of the language and symbols that represent the diversity of the community. Participants gain an understanding of oppression, privilege, and the unique aspects of homophobia and transphobia and be given tools to be an effective ally.
After completion, offices are given Safe Space Stickers to visibly mark that they are welcoming and supportive of the LGBTQ+ community.
Safe Space Training is available by request only. Contact email@example.com to reserve your training.