Safe Zone LGBTQI+ Allies Training

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The Safe Zone LGBTQI+ Allies Training was launched in September 2014. The goal of the Safe Zone training is to create a welcoming environment for LGBTQI+ persons on our campus, to increase the campus community’s capacity to provide culturally competent care to LGBTQI+ patients, and to identify, train and raise the visibility of allies, or advocates.  Information on terminology, milestones for the LGBTQI+ population, legislative efforts and guidelines, health disparities, the definition of an ally, and tips on high quality clinical interactions with LGBTQI+ 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 LGBTQI+ 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 LGBTQI+ Core Team, the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Public Health Sciences, and our community partners to address the lack of a comprehensive list of LGBTQI+-friendly health care and social services providers and developed the framework for The Purple Pages of El Paso. At this time the Purple Pages is run by El Paso’s Only LGBTQI+ Community Center, the Borderland Rainbow Center. To learn more you can contact by clicking here: The Purple Pages of El Paso