Safe Zone is a four-hour educational session designed to create a network of visible allies to people who identify as part of the diverse LGBTQ+ community. The training provides information and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Center staff have decades of experience educating on topics related to identity development, LGBTIQA+ youth, cultural competence, and more. We also create and tailor workshops and presentations to best address the topics and objectives of the hosting instructor, department, or organization.
The LGBTQ Center, Graduate & Professional Student Federation, Program in Sexuality Studies, and the Graduate School co-sponsor this speaker series to share the work of graduate & professional students, UNC faculty, and local researchers conducting research related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
These modules are centered on the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Trans*, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Two Spirit, and Same Gender Loving communities, though the information is applicable to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Since the experiences of people who identify with these terms are not monolithic, throughout the module you may find that on some pages, the acronyms LGBTQ, LGBTIQ or, LGB may be used at different times. The language in these modules also intentionally uses gender nonspecific pronouns (they/them, his/her/hir or she/he/ze).