UCI LGBT Resource Center

Workshops and Panels

Safe Zone Workshops

Safe Zone is a symbol of the University of California, Irvine ’s commitment to diversity and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community on campus. Open to any campus affiliate, the program trains individuals to identify as Allies that are informed, supportive, and affirming of the LGBTQA community at UC Irvine. Safe Zone creates a more welcoming campus climate for LGBTQ and Ally faculty, staff, and students. Sponsored by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, the program fosters a community network that embraces sexual and gender diversity.


  • Develop individual knowledge regarding LGBTQQIA+ issues, concerns, and scenarios and how to deal with them in a responsible and non-threatening method 
  • Identify Safe Spaces and Allies for the LGBTQQIA+ Community at UCI 
  • Provide Awareness and Education about the LGBTQQIA+ Community at UCI, that will empower Allies and transform the campus climate to better support UCI’s LGBTQQIA+ population 
  • Establish a Social, Supportive, and Visible network of Allies 
  • Provide Resources from campus, local, and statewide agencies related to the LGBTQQIA+ Community 

Upcoming Safe Zone Training Dates

Safe Zone Session 1

DATE: Friday, November 3, 2017

TIME: 10 AM – 3 PM

LOCATION: LGBT Resource Center (Student Center Building G301)


*Safe Zone Session 2 Part 1

DATE: Monday, November 20, 2017

TIME: 10 AM – 12:30 PM

LOCATION: LGBT Resource Center (Student Center Building G301)


*Safe Zone Session 2 Part 2

DATE: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

TIME: 10 AM – 12:30 PM

LOCATION: LGBT Resource Center (Student Center Building G301)



 Click here to register for an upcoming Safe Zone Training.

Request a Safe Zone Training Workshop

The LGBT Resource Center has scheduled Safe Zone workshops each quarter. Please check these dates before requesting a seperate workshop.

If your club, orginization, or office would like to request a Safe Zone Allies Training or an LGBT 101 training, we ask for a minimum of 10 participants to ensure better dialogue during the program. Although we prefer workshops during the 9am-5pm day, if available, our staff will conduct workshops outside of the business day. For any questions about the training, please contact the Workshop Coordinator, at 949-824-3277 or lgbtrc@uci.edu.

Click here to be redirected to the Safe Zone Workshop request form.

Speaker's Bureau Workshops

The Speakers Bureau is composed of a group of trained speakers who share their personal journeys as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or ally individuals on panel presentations. Educational workshops are designed and delivered by peer counselors, focusing on a range of LGBTQ+/Ally issues, or on a specific topic that is usually requested. Through lecture, discussion, panel presentations or interactive exercises, workshops are able to open up dialogue within an audience, helping participants to examine and assess their previous knowledge of LGBTQ+ issues.Audiences are encouraged to ask questions to get an idea of some of the emotions, struggles or accomplishments involved in the LGBT/Ally student or staff member's life. Panels are often presented at the conclusions of workshops, which are offered with a number of additional services.


  • Workshops and panels are geared towards creating a greater understanding of the LGBT community, and are available for academic classes, residence halls, cultural clubs and other campus organizations

Upcoming Speaker's Bureau Panelist Trainings

To be a part of Speaker's Bureau for Fall '17, we ask that folx to attend BOTH of the trainings being hosted by the LGBTRC. These trainings will be held:

Training 1

Date: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Time: 10 AM - 12 PM

Location: LGBT Resource Center (Student Center Building G301)


Training 2

Date: Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Time: 10 AM - 12 PM

Location: LGBT Resource Center (Student Center Building G301)


CLICK HERE to fill out the Speakers Bureau Interest Form to if you are interest in becoming a panelist!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact either the Workshop Coordinator, kboymous@uci.edu, or the Program Coordinator, ash.preston@uci.edu


Request a Speaker's Bureau Panel

If you are interested in arranging a presentation, please stop by the LGBT Resource Center, contact the LGBTRC Workshop Coordinator at kboymous@uci.edu, or contact the LGBTRC Program Coordinator at ash.preston@uci.edu for any questions or to request a workshop.