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LGBTQ Education Dialogues and Programs

LGBTQ Dialogues and Education Programs focus on the most salient issues impacting the LGBTQ and allied community. The scope of these programs adapts to address the changing needs of LGBTQ people in local and national contexts, as well as in the centralized context of the Ohio State campus community. Education programs are implemented with the support of professional staff and in partnership with the LGBTQ Alumni Society, other campus units and Central Ohio community resources.

Within the scope of educational programs there are:

  • Anti-Racism Series: This quarterly program series focuses on racism within the LGBTQ community, the development of anti-racist practice for the LGBTQ community and the contributions of people of color to the LGBTQ community.
  • Gender Identity Series: This quarterly program series focuses on gender identity, gender-normative privilege, wellness, transphobia and the contributions of transgender, intersex, gender non-conforming and gender-variant people to the LGBT community.
  • Safe Zone Project: The Safe Zone Project seeks to create a more welcoming and more inclusive campus environment, to strengthen community and to encourage networking among faculty, staff and students toward the goal of supporting the diverse individuals and communities with minoritized sexual and/or gender identities. Through the training program and the display of Safe Zone stickers/magnets, the project creates a visible and supportive network of allies within the campus community who have basic knowledge about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.