Are you looking to learn about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) identities? You, friend, have come to the right place.

Thankfully, the internet has provided a lot of outlets for LGBTQ+ education. Unthankfully, when you’re googling around it’s sometimes hard to sort out the accurate from the misleading, the positive from the stigmatizing, and to know where to start.

Here at The Safe Zone Project we are focused on providing opportunities for people to learn about gender and sexuality that are:

  • Queer-positive
  • Evidence-informed
  • Accessible, engaging, and — ideally — fun!

We try to make it as easy as possible for folks who want to learn, to learn.

So scroll down this page, use the search bar, click around in the menus — do what you need to do the find the answers you’re looking for.

Looking for things to Read, Watch, and Listen to?

If you’re looking for more of a passive learning experience, check out our Resources Page. We have a big ol’ list of links there, including several dozen articles, videos, and so on, that will help you learn about gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ+ identities.

They’re arranged alphabetically, so we wouldn’t recommend you start at the top and work your way down. Instead, here are a two places to get started:

  • TransWhat? – this website is a collection of articles for aspiring transgender allies.

Looking for Something More Interactive?

We have a new online course for self-directed learners.

It’s called “Self-Guided Foundational Safe Zone Training,” and it follows the same flow, and includes the same activities as our Foundational Curriculum (though totally reworked).

You can sign up for the course now, view the course syllabus and content, or read the the course FAQ here.

All Articles, FAQs, Activities, & Courses for Learners

What does the + in LGBTQ+ stand for?

Defining LGBTQ+: A Guide to Gender & Sexuality Terminology

A handy lil e-book that demystifies LGBTQ+ terminology

I want to add a Safe Zone sticker to my website to let people know I’m LGBTQ+ friendly—how do I do that?

Announcing Online LGBTQ+ Courses at The Safe Zone Project

You can start learning online today with our first course, and we’ll be releasing more in the coming weeks.

Why do you encourage people to attend in-person Safe Zone trainings?

Can I ask someone how they identify? (Like, about their sexual orientation or gender?)

Are all transgender people gay?

Self-Guided Foundational Safe Zone Training

Foundational LGBTQ+ understanding & inclusion — online, at your pace

Demystifying Coming Out

A handout (and handy activity) for demystifying coming out as well as some easy do and don’ts when it comes to supporting someone’s coming out process.

Isn’t “Queer” a bad word?

Why do you include an asterisk in Trans*?

What about advanced workshops? Safe Zone 201 perhaps?

Vocabulary Extravaganza

An activity to get to know common (and some less common) LGBTQ related vocabulary!

Coming Out Story

An experiment in empathizing with a hypothetical person’s experiences, struggles, and setbacks with the lifelong process that is coming out.

Ace Inclusivity

A lecture to help participants become more aware of and sensitive to asexuality.