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
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
" 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."