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Safe Zone|Wyoming Union

Carly Demple, Safe Zone Coordinator
Campus Activities Center
Wyoming Union, 012
Dept. 3625 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-6340
Fax: (307) 766-3762



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Wyoming Union
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept 3105
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-3160
Mon-Fri: 7am-7pm
Saturday: 11am-7pm
Sunday: Closed
*Hours subject to change*
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Safe Zone

Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone is a training program on campus that provides an open and safe discussion of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. This training allows for introspection and thought on various aspects of the LGBTQIA community via a discussion about tolerance and acceptance. Safe Zone aims to educate individuals on issues related to the LGBTQIA community and through this, trains participants to become LGBTQIA Allies. Safe Zone at the University of Wyoming offers a variety of training sessions that cover topics from inequalities in the everyday lives of LGBTQIA individuals to healthcare issues specific to members of the LGBTQIA communities.

Spring 2015 Safe Zone Trainings:

All trainings are scheduled to take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Union Room 206 unless otherwise noted

February 5th: Safe Zone 101
February 12th: Gender Identity 101
February 19th: Advanced Ally Training; Union Room 203
February 26th: Special Topics TBA
March 26th: Safe Zone 101
April 2nd: Gender Identity 101
April 9th: Advanced Ally Training; Vedauwoo Room behind Rolling Mills Cafe in the Union
April 14th: LGBT and Sexual Violence; Union Room 202 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We are happy to schedule individual and group trainings if any of the provided times do not work. We can also develop a specific training for your group, organization, classroom, faculty, or staff. Simply contact the Safe Zone Coordinator at or call 307-766-6340 and we will arrange a training!

Currently available trainings:

The Safe Zone 101 Training is a training session that discusses the stereotypes that surround the LGBTQIA community and the impacts these stereotypes have on the community and the terminology and language regarding the LGBTQIA community and the impacts of the language used. This session will also address some of the inequalities faced by the LGBTQIA community and how to create and promote a safe zone for LGBTQIA individuals.

The Safe Zone Gender Identity 101 training session explores some of the definitions regarding gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality, as well as various components of lived experiences from individuals who are gender minorities. In addition, this training will help participants to understand how gender minorities have influenced LGBTQIA culture and American history.

The Safe Zone Advanced Ally training is an interactive, activity-heavy training that will train participants to understand what it means to be an LGBTQIA ally and how to be an LGBTQIA ally. This training will also give participants a better understanding of heterosexual and cisgender privilege and how this relates to being an ally. Finally, this training will teach participants how to create a “safe zone” for members of the LGBTQIA community.

The LGBTQIA Issues in Healthcare training session explores some of the healthcare issues that are particularly prevalent in the queer community. This training also provides suggestions on how to make a healthcare office a safe space for queer individuals.

The Rainbow Leadership Series

Queer students and allies, become a leader! Create change!

Gain effective leadership skills to serve your community, learn about yourself, meet new people, and have fun! For more information or to sign up, contact the Rainbow Resource Center at 307-766-3478,, or drop by Wyoming Union 106.

All Events are in the Union on Thursdays from 5:00pm-6:30pm

September 18th | Kickoff Session | Union 203

October 2nd | Leadership and Self | Union 002

November 13th | Living Your Values | Union 002

December 4th | Make the Commitment | Union 002

February 5th | Collaborating as a Leader | Union 002

March 5th | Finding a Common Purpose | Union 002

April 9th | Controversy With Civility | Union 002

April 23rd | Citizenship Banquet | Union East Ballroom

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Rainbow Leadership Series

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