Safe Zone Program Launched at Seton Hill University
September 6, 2006
Safe Zones provide safe spaces that are highly visible and easily identifiable to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, where support and understanding is the key and where bigotry and discrimination are not tolerated. Safe Zones are commonly identified as "ally" programs, where members of the LGBT community receive support from and work together with heterosexual supporters, friends and allies. GSA's (gay-straight alliances) are another example of an ally program.
Fifteen students and eleven faculty and staff participated in Safe Zone training in August and are members of the Safe Zone program. Members will display the Safe Zone logo in their offices or residence hall rooms and/or will wear rainbow colored gel wristbands to communicate their availability to LGBT individuals, Safe Zone members offer a place wher LGBT indiviuals can go to talk, receive information, or referral for services if needed.