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Safe Zone Workbook
Table of Contents
Section 1: Know the Safe Zone Program
About the Safe Zone Program ....................................................................................................2
Guidelines for Safe Zone Members .............................................................................................3
Section 2: Know Yourself
Who Am I? ...............................................................................................................................4
Clarifying My Beliefs ..................................................................................................................5
Values Reflection ......................................................................................................................6
Section 3: Know the LGBTQ Community
Matchmaker, Matchmaker .........................................................................................................7
The Gender Unicorn ..................................................................................................................8
Symbols of the LGBTQ Community .............................................................................................9-10
How Many?...............................................................................................................................11
Myths and Facts about Sexual Orientation ..................................................................................12
Myths and Facts about Bisexuality ..............................................................................................13
Transgender 101.......................................................................................................................14
At the Intersections: Being a Queer Person of Color (QPOC) ........................................................15
Religion and the LGBTQ Community ...........................................................................................16
What is Homo-Bi-Transphobia?..................................................................................................17
Section 4: Know How to Help
Coming Out ..............................................................................................................................18-20
Common Issues Facing LGBTQ Students ....................................................................................21-22
LGBTQ Identity Development .....................................................................................................23-25
Active Listening .........................................................................................................................26
Ten Steps to Making a Referral ..................................................................................................27-28
Campus and Local Resources for LGBTQ Students ......................................................................29-30
Practice Scenarios .....................................................................................................................31-33
Section 5: Know How to Make Change
Privilege, Heterosexism, and Cissexism .......................................................................................34-36
Responding to Anti-LGBTQ Bias and Reporting a Bias Incident .....................................................37-38
A-Z Strategies for Being an Effective Ally ....................................................................................39-41
My Action Plan ..........................................................................................................................42
Section 6: Know More
Glossary of LGBTQ Terminology .................................................................................................43-49
Where to Learn More ................................................................................................................50-51
Safe Zone Commitment Pledge ........................................................................................ 52
Safe Zone Slides and Notes .............................................................................................. 53-62
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