Unlike more visible underrepresented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) persons cannot be readily identified. Likewise, there is no easy method of identifying allies who are supportive of LGBTQI issues.
As one component of UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services, Safe Space Training strives to provide a way for understanding and supportive persons within the University community to prominently identify themselves. These students, faculty, and staff proudly display a “Safe Space” sign on their doors and in their offices to signify their commitment as a resource and open ear to our LGBTQIA community. There are multiple campus-wide Safe Space Trainings every semester.
You can also request a Safe Space Training for your organization, campus department, staff training, or class by contacting Jonathan Ta-Pryor via firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.235.1639.
The next Safe Space Training will be held Monday, April 1, Student Union Room 302 1-4 p.m. Please RSVP to email@example.com by March 28.