- Who Are Peer Mentors?
- Why Mentorship?
- Advanced Involvement
- Apply to be a Peer Mentor
- International Peer Mentorship Program
- Tramble Rooms Peer Mentorship
The goal of the LGBT Positive Space program is to increase support for and the visibility of the LGBT communities. Positive Space Training workshops are the first step in identifying LGBT positive people in our community this program is facilitated from the Equity Advisor for the University. Program stickers and buttons identify Positive Space Allies, people who are LGBT-positive, as well as safe spaces for people who are LGBT identified. Positive Space Allies are committed to educating themselves and others about oppression, in particular about heterosexism, transphobia and homophobia. Positive Space Allies form a safe and confidential support network both for LGBT identified individuals and people who are questioning, struggling to identify or accept their gender identity and sexual orientation. Positive Space Allies are not necessarily experts on LGBT issues; instead, they are people who are willing and able to provide information and moral support to LGBT individuals. After participating in a Positive Space workshop, participants should be able to:
- Understand the differences among people in our geographic community as well as differences among people who are LGBT identified.
- Recognize heterosexism, transphobia and homophobia in all their forms and know how to take action to stop it.
- Provide appropriate support and referrals to LGBT people, including information about LGBT resources at the local, national and international level.