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LGBTQ Safe Zone Training Sessions Available Throughout July

The Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CSDEI) is offering a number of Safe Zone trainings in July in an effort to support LGBTQ students following the recent Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.

"Following the decision, we have witnessed a spike in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, and research shows that those most negatively impacted by this will be LGBTQ youth, many of whom have not yet begun or are very early in their coming out process," said CSDEI director John Hudson. "We invite our students, faculty and staff to work together to make sure our campus climate is welcoming, inclusive and safe."

UHD's Safe Zone Program provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students, faculty and staff a network of individuals who are empathetic and informed on the issues they face. To increase the visibility of these supportive individuals, Safe Zone stickers are available to faculty and staff allies who are willing to provide confidential support and information to students.

Employees interested in joining the Safe Zone Network should attend one of the sessions below. For additional information, please contact John Hudson.

July Safe Zone Trainings  July 8 and 9—11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., A413  July 15 and 16—3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., A608  July 22 and 23—1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., A608  July 24—2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., A608  July 29, 30, and 31—10:00 a.m. to Noon, A413