The University of Montana Allies Program planning team has scheduled training from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The training is open to UM faculty, staff and administrators.
UM Allies promotes a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The goals of the program are to identify and nurture safe people and spaces for LGBTIQ campus members by having “out” allies; create visible support for the LGBTIQ community with stickers and a website; develop opportunities for heterosexual and gender-conforming allies to help broadly promote awareness of diversity issues on campus; and to recruit and train new allies and reach “invisible”/vulnerable community members.
By fostering opportunities for heterosexual and non gender-conforming allies to work together for LGBTIQ equality through education and awareness, the group aims to nurture visible support and a safe space for all campus members.