Safe Zone LGBT Allies Training

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The Safe Zone LGBT Allies Training was launched in September 2014. The goal of the Safe Zone training is to create a welcoming environment for LGBT persons on our campus, to increase the campus community’s capacity to provide culturally competent care to LGBT patients, and to identify, train and raise the visibility of allies, or advocates.  Information on terminology, milestones for the LGBT population, legislative efforts and guidelines, health disparities, the definition of an ally, and tips on high quality clinical interactions with LGBT patients are provided during this training.  At the end of the training, individuals are asked to sign an Ally Pledge and are provided with a rainbow caduceus pin, as well as a Safe Zone placard to be placed on their office or clinic door to demonstrate that they are LGBT allies.

The Purple Pages of El Paso

The Purple Pages of El Paso is a project of the City of El Paso Department of Public Health HIV Prevention Program’s Community Mobilization LGBT Core Team, the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Public Health Sciences, and our community
partners.