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October 14, 2020

Safe Zone Educational Series: LGBT History — Legislating Bodies

Submitted by Debra Bolton

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The Safe Zone program, in the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, invites anyone who has completed a Safe Zone Introductory Workshop to take the Safe Zone Educational Series: LGBT History — Legislating Bodies hosted by the LGBT Resource Center from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, via Zoom.

K-State LGBT Resource Center presents LGBTQ History — Legislating Bodies as a part of Safe Zone's Educational Series. This session will look at the historical laws, legislation and judicial actions that have shaped LGBTQ life in the United States. Queer bodies, as with other non-majority identities, have been given a designation of criminalized expression that has shaped how queer identity navigates daily public and private spaces. With this session, we will evaluate and discuss how we as a community re-develop a sense of autonomy of body and identity.

Register here for the Oct. 15 Safe Zone Educational Series with the LGBT Resource Center. 

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, student services coordinator, intercultural learning/LGBT Resources Center, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, at bhaddock@k-state.edu.