We hope that you find the Safe Zone Project to be a helpful resource in creating LGBTQ+/Ally trainings and workshops, but we are by no means the only helpful resource on the web. Below is a collection of links to some of our favorite sites and projects. If you have a suggestion for this list, send it our way on Facebook or Twitter and we’ll add it it to the page!
Websites for Learning More About Gender, Sexuality, & Social Justice
If after you’ve participated in a Safe Zone training you want to dig in a little deeper, we’ve got you covered. In alphabetical order…
- Asexual Visibility and Education Network — www.asexuality.org — “The world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality.”
- Answer — http://answer.rutgers.edu/page/training — A sex education resource aimed at providing high-quality training to teachers and other youth-serving professionals. Includes online workshops, webinars, and other resources about LGBTQ inclusive/sensitive sex ed and more.
- Bitch Magazine — www.bitchmagazine.org — “Provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.”
- Bisexual.org — www.bisexual.org — “A voice to the bisexual community, share accurate information, answer questions, and provide resources for further learning.”
- Everyday Feminism — www.everydayfeminism.com — “Learn how to heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization,” with plenty of articles about class, gender, LGBTQIA issues, and race.
- Get Real — www.getrealeducation.org — “Comprehensive Sex Education That Works.”
- It’s Pronounced Metrosexual — www.itspronouncedmetrosexual.com — an online resource educating on issues of identity, sexuality, gender, privilege, and oppression, but in a fun, approachable way (by Safe Zone Project co-creator, Sam Killermann).
- Salacious — www.salaciousmagazine.com — “A Queer Feminist Sex Magazine”
- Soul Force – http://soulforce.org/ – Family that travels and does speaking events, have a ton of materials on their site, and do an “equality ride” (super cool), all from a Christian perspective
- TransWhat? — www.transwhat.org — “A Guide Towards [Trans] Allyship”
- We Are The Youth — www.wearetheyouth.org — “Sharing stories of LGBTQ youth in the United States.”
- WikiQueer — www.wikiqueer.org — “The free encyclopedia and resource for the queer communities that you can edit.”
Organizations Doing Good
Consider these orgs and projects to have the SZP-check-mark-of-approval. We strongly encourage you give them your support — whether that’s in time, donations, or just spreading awareness.
- GLAAD — www.glaad.org — Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. “GLAAD works with print, broadcast and online news sources to bring people powerful stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.”
- GLSEN — www.glsen.org — Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network. “Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.”
- Family Acceptance Project — www.familyproject.sfsu.edu — “Research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families.”
- Forge — http://forge-forward.org/ is a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies). They have recorded webinars on many different issues related to trans* individuals and SOFFAs.
- God Loves the Gays – http://godlovesthegays.org – a queer son of a pastor who writes and shares resources with the goal of making people feel okay being queer and Christian
- It Gets Better Project — www.itgetsbetter.org — “The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.”
- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force — http://www.thetaskforce.org/ — “The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up.” They also run Creating Change the “largest annual gathering of LGBTQ activists, organizers, and leaders within the LGBT movement” in the US.
- The “Not All Like That” (NALT) Project – http://notalllikethat.org – videos of (awesome) Christians (mostly families) explaining how they fully support LGBTQ people and that being Christian shouldn’t mean being anti-gay.
- The Transcending Gender Project — http://www.transcendinggender.org
- Religious Institute — http://www.religiousinstitute.org — “a multifaith organization dedicated to advocating for sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society.”
- PFLAG — www.pflag.org — “Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward.”
- Transgender Law Center — www.transgenderlawcenter.org — “Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.”
- The Trevor Project — www.thetrevorproject.org — “Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.”
Recommended Reading & Browsing
An assortment of articles and other viewables that are helpful, insightful, educational, and otherwise noteworthy.
- 15+ Fantastic Resources for Talking about Homosexuality and The Bible
- 17 Lies We Need to Stop Telling Girls About Sex
- 17 Lies We Need to Stop Telling Boys About Sex
- 30+ Examples of Christian Privilege
- 30+ Examples of Cisgender Privilege
- 30+ Examples of Heterosexual Privilege in the US
- 30+ Examples of Male Privilege
- 30+ Examples of Middle-to-Upper Class Privilege
- 5 Reasons Why So Many People Believe Feminism Hates Men and Why They’re Not True
- Anti-Oppression and the Fight for LGBTQ Equality
- Breaking through the binary: Gender explained using continuums
- Butch, Please
- Everyone is Gay
- GLSEN Think B4 You Speak
- Harvard’s Implicit Assumption Test(s)
- How can health centers meet needs of (LGBTQ+) teens
- Leading Effective Classroom Discussions on Controversial Topics
- Meg Allen’s “Butch” photo project
- Neutrois Nonsense blog
- NPR’s Men In America series
- On Trans* Safety in Public Bathrooms
- The Parents Project
- Portraits of a Genderqueer Nation
- Scoop.It Gender and Education
- What does the asterisk in “trans*” stand for?
- What I Be
- Words we Don’t Use
Recommended Watching & Listening
Videos, podcasts, and radio shows that are helpful, insightful, educational, and otherwise noteworthy.
- “Do I Sound Gay?” Documentary
- The Mask We Live In Documentary
- SEX+ A Frank Video Series About Sexuality with Laci Green Youtube Channel
- FacilitationXYZ LIVE Interview series Youtube Channel
- The Myth of Learning Styles TedX Talk
Recommended for those Who Wanna Facilitate/Teach
- All Star Facilitator Series right here at The Safe Zone Project
- Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation: 11 Key Concepts You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know
- A Guide to Facilitation (forthcoming from us!)
- Facilitating.XYZ: A Free Online Resource for All Facilitators (a project that is under way, also by us)