Creating Safer Spaces

The Rainbow Optimist Club offers an original workshop for community organizations and businesses called Creating a Safer Space for the LGBT2Q+ Communities.​

A safe space is a place or environment in which a person can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment, or any other emotional or physical harm.  


The goal of creating a safer space is to create a space where people can find themselves represented and reflected, and where they understand that all people are treated with respect and dignity.


Organizations that have completed the workshop can offer a space:

  • that is positive and safe;

  • where the staff have been trained to understand LGBT2Q+ issues and needs; 

  • and that understands the challenges and stigma faced by families.

" It was good, both presenters were

clearly passionate about the topic

and brought in personal stories to

help make things relatable."

" Excellent and very easy to

understand and implement

change moving forward."

" The presenters were so warm

and approachable.

It was a very open environment in which to ask questions."

What people are saying...

" Clear, non-judgmental, low key

but effective. Good interaction opportunities between presenters

and attendees."

" The openness and approachability

the presenters gave off, opportunity

for questions whenever participants

had one. Fabulous job!"

" It was well presented and the

material given was very helpful.

Very well done."

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