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June 18, 2020

SafeZone Advanced Training: Understanding LGBTQ History

Submitted by Brandon Haddock


The Safe Zone program, in the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, invites faculty, staff and community members to take part in the Safe Zone Advanced Training on Understanding LGBTQ History: Before and After Stonewall from 10 a.m. to noon June 24 via Zoom.

Register for the June 24 Safe Zone Advance Training on Understanding LGBTQ History here.

For this training, Safe Zone has paired up with its partners in the LGBT Resource Center to offer an advanced training for faculty, staff, student and community members who wish to learn more about the history and development of the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States. The training will review the historical significance of Pride Month, events such as the Stonewall Riots, and landmark Supreme Court cases that have advanced the equity and resilience of minority sexualities and gender identities. The access link will be sent out to those registered for the Safe Zone event on the night before the event.

Safe Zone continues to be part of Kansas State University's efforts to create an open and affirming campus since the 1970s. Safe Zone was created to help those facing sexual orientation discrimination. Revitalization of the initiative in 2002 created a more comprehensive and ever-evolving Safe Zone effort to fit the needs of current K-State community members. Allies become educated to help those coming from a variety of backgrounds and identities with needs concerning exclusionary acts like intimidation, micro and macro aggressions, discrimination, LGBTQ-related concerns or sexual violence.

For more information, contact Debra Bolton, director of intercultural learning and academic success, at dbolton@k-state.edu; or Brandon Haddock, coordinator of the LGBT Resource Center, at bhaddock@k-state.edu.