What is Safe Zone?
Safe Zone is a program that trains individuals in understanding LGBTQ+ topics and how to be effective allies for LGBTQ+ people. This training does not assume any prior knowledge.
Why Safe Zone?
LGBTQ+ youth face substantial challenges that place them at risk. Nationally, fully 40% of homeless teens identify as LGBTQ. According to the Gay Lesbian Student Education Network’s (GLSEN’s) 2017 State Snapshot of North Carolina, 72% of LGBTQ students reported being verbally harassed, 27% of LGBTQ students reported being physically harassed, and 14% of LGBTQ students reported being physically assaulted at school because of their sexual orientation.