Safe Space Peer Education

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Safe Space: Peer Education (SSPE) is a student version of Georgia Tech's Safe Space program. The goals, messages, and content are the same in both programs, but SSPE will have more of a student focus, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to support a peer who comes out to them and to be effective allies to LGBTQIA communities.

Each training lasts 3.5 hours. We provide free dinner to all attendees of in-person sessions. 

By the end of the Safe Space training, participants will:

  • Feel more confident using LGBTQIA-inclusive terminology.
  • Be aware of how heterosexist and cissexist privilege perpetuate LGBTQIA oppression and discrimination.
  • Understand the coming out process and know how to provide appropriate support to someone who comes out to them.
  • Understand the role of allies in LGBTQIA communities and social justice movements.
  • Possess skills to advocate for LGBTQIA communities and to combat homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and cissexism on campus and beyond.
  • Be familiar with laws and policies that impact the LGBTQIA community.
  • Know what resources exist on and off campus for LGBTQIA students.

Please note: This training will include some discussion of sensitive topics, including anti-LGBTQIA bias and mental health concerns, including some brief mentions of suicide and self-harm. Please use your judgment and your knowledge of your own boundaries and self-care needs when deciding whether to register.

To explore those options and the many other trainings and programs offered by the LGBTQIA Resource Center, visit their website.


  • Workflow Status:Published
  • Created By:Kate Curnow
  • Created:08/23/2022
  • Modified By:Kate Curnow
  • Modified:08/23/2022


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