LGBT Safe Space Training

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Safe Space Training in partnership with the Feinberg Queers and Allies group. The Safe Space Program is an initiative to educate allies who support LGBTQ individuals in our campus community.

Background

Unlike more visible underrepresented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons cannot be readily identified. Likewise, there is no easy method of finding persons supportive of LGBT people. The Safe Space Program strives to provide a way for supportive persons within the Feinberg community to prominently identify themselves. The program advances Northwestern University's goal of creating a campus community in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Program Objectives

Safe Space Training Overview

Part 1: Language, History and Inclusive Conversations

Part 2: Clinical Encounters that promote comprehensive sexual health for everyone

Part 3: Stories, Questions and Panel

Register

Campus announcements for training are sent at least four weeks prior. The registration form will be available via this page only when registration is open.  

Safe Space Training Logo

About the Symbol

The Safe Space symbol is based on the rainbow flag, representing the acceptance of the diversity within our entire society, as well as the more specific LGBT communities. The triangle shape is derived from symbols the Nazis used to identify gay men (pink triangle) and lesbians (black triangle) in concentration camps. These icons have been reclaimed by the gay rights movement as symbols of empowerment and remembrance.