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Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program designed to educate students, faculty, and staff on LGBTQ identities and experiences and build their skills in actively creating a SUNY Brockport community that is inclusive for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions. During a Safe Zone workshop, participants will learn language that relates to the LGBTQ community, identify some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, develop skills for being an ally to LGBTQ people, and learn about resources for LGBTQ people on campus and in the community. Safe Zone aims to prepare individuals to foster an environment in which all people are free to thrive personally, academically, professionally. To schedule a Safe Zone training, please email Mat Hall at mahall@brockport.edu

Queering Sex Education

Many states don’t require K-12 institutions to provide sex education. Furthermore, those that do often don’t require medically accurate content and ignore or suppress LGBTQIA+ identities and needs. This reality contributes to misinformation or lackluster information by all students, but it particularly affects LGBTQIA+ students who then experience a higher rate of negative health outcomes like: relationship and sexual violence, STI/HIV transmission rates, and lower mental health. This program seeks to challenge cisnormative and heteronormative assumptions in sex education by actively queering the curricula, rooting it in sex-positivity, and exploring concepts of inclusion and accessibility. To schedule a Queering Sex Education program, please email Mat Hall at mahall@brockport.edu.

Transgender Awareness Week 2020 Media Challenge

Each year between November 13 – 19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face.

The week before Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues the community faces.

Prevention & Outreach Services, the Center for Select Respect, and the Center for Women and Gender are sponsoring a week-long media challenge for members of the greater SUNY Brockport community to participate in. Each day, participants will receive a variety of current news articles, peer-reviewed research, documentary options, and other forms of popular media to help raise awareness about issues faces by the trans* and gender non-binary community.

Last Updated 5/26/21