Safe Zone Training for Faculty

The Safe Zone workshop promotes awareness of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer +) people. The workshop provides education concerning LGBTQ+ issues and seeks to improve the environment for LGBTQ+ people. This workshop helps to build a support network of allies for the BGSU LGBTQ+ community.

Workshop goals and learning objectives include:

  • To increase awareness of LGBTQ+ people and issues.
  • To help build a visible support network of LGBTQ+ allies on BGSU's campus.
  • To introduce working definitions of LGBTQ+ terminology, symbols, and flags and to clarify misconceptions.
  • To help clarify understanding of gender identity, gender expression/presentation, sex assigned at birth, sexual and romantic orientations.
  • To explore topic of social construction of LGBTQ+ identities.
  • To discover an understanding of heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia.
  • To learn about local LGBTQ+ resources and sources for continuing education.

Categories: Support and Inclusive Pedagogy.

Please indicate if you need special services, assistance, or appropriate modifications to participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services by email at access@bgsu.edu or by phone at 419-372-8495. Please notify us prior to the event.

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Contact the Center for Faculty Excellence by email at cfe@bgsu.edu or by phone at 419-372-6898 to request a workshop for your unit.