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Safe Zone Program has Training Session Friday

Every person needs someone to talk to and UHD's Safe Zone Program ensures lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students have just that.

Faculty or staff members interested in joining the UHD Safe Zone Program's network of support can attend a training program Friday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in A-630, Academic Building.

The program seeks to provide LGBTQ students with a network of individuals who are empathetic and informed with regard to LGBTQ struggles. In order to increase the visibility of these empathetic individuals, resources like posters, buttons, stickers and more are available to faculty and staff allies who have been trained and who are willing to provide confidential support and information to students.

The purpose of the Safe Zone Program at UHD is three-fold: to provide support to LGBTQ students and their allies; to confront ignorance, hatred and apathy related to LGBTQ issues; and to provide a safe environment to those students, faculty and staff who do not wish to remain "in the closet."

Safe Zone training is open to UHD faculty and staff as well as UHD students involved in establishing the student-led version of Safe Zone. Spaces are limited, so please contact John Hudson, assistant professor, at hudsonj@uhd.edu to reserve your place.