You may have seen a sticker or sign that indicate that a person is a “Safe Zone” or
has been “Safe Zone Trained.” These signs mean a person is open to talking about and
being supportive of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning
+) individuals and identities.
LGBTQ+ folks sometimes question whether they will feel safe, welcomed, or supported in a new environment. Displaying “Safe Zone” stickers can help an organization communicate to others a commitment to creating LGBTQ-inclusive environments.
The goal of a Safe Zone training isn’t to change a particular space, but to create people who are invested in creating safe and affirming environments wherever they go, and providing those people the skills and knowledge they need to do that.
There are a few ways to get involved in SafeZone:
You can request a live virtual workshop for you or your group through our Training Request Form, facilitated by our Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator.
- You can participate self-guided Foundational SafeZone Training online.
- If you have already taken SafeZone and want to lead your own SafeZone workshop, you can participate in our SafeZone Train-the-Trainer workshop.