As a LGBTQ person, it is sometimes difficult to determine who are your allies.
At times you may worry about whether or not you can disclose your identity or if you may “slip up” and unintentionally come out when that wasn’t your intention. In order to help identify allies, The Lafayette Safe Zone Program.
What is a Safe Zone?
Safe Zone trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, allyship, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.
Individuals with a Lafayette Safe Zone placard displayed in their windows or offices, have completed an introductory training on the LGBTQ+ experience related to identity development, common language, what it means to be an ally, and how to approach situations that the individual may encounter. Once an individual has completed a Safe Zone training, they can be considered a safe resource you can go to for support and campus resources. All Safe Zone placards have the semester and year that the individual was certified. Certifications are valid for 3 years.