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Training and Education

The LGBTQA Resource Center training modules seek to educate participants on issues faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Asexual (LGBTQA) individuals. We hope to offer a variety of options that appeal to people at all levels of understanding and past experience. While we work on growing our program, we currently offer two workshops, described below.  In the future, we are planning on incorporating additional training on gender identity and expression, and reintroducing the OUT@NU program, which features students who speak about coming out on campus.

Our Current Programs

  • LGBTQA 101: A pre-requisite to Safe Zones that addresses general knowledge and resources related to the LGBTQA community on campus. We go over definitions of common words and phrases, talk about the complexity of human sexuality, and have discussions around the difficulties of coming out. This program can be delivered to offices, organizations, residence halls, or departments on request, and takes roughly two hours.
  • Safe Zones: An in-depth discussion of the LGBTQA community both at Northeastern and beyond. Featuring a panel of Northeastern students, there will be opportunities to talk about the climate at Northeastern and what our students face on a daily basis. Finally, we will talk about what is expected of Safe Zones and how to be an active, engaged ally.

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