Safe Zone Training

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The mission of Safe Zone is to educate, advocate, build allies, and support our LGBTQ+ community.


  • 19% of LGBTQ youth ages 13-18 reported attempted suicide in the past year.
  • Youth identifying as LGBTQ+ are four times more likely than cis/straight peers. (Trevor Project, 2021)
  • Out of 6,456 trans participants, 41% had attempted suicide. (National Transgender Discrimination Survey, 2011)
  • Out of 27, 715 participants, 40% had attempted suicide. (U.S. Transgender Survey, 2015)

Become an ally

  • An ally promises to be an ally 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days
    a year
  • Willing to ask questions, admit they are wrong and keep learning.
  • An amplifier for the voices of LGBTQ-identified individuals  aren’t comfortable with me.
  • Conscious of my own privilege, prejudice, and dispositions.
  • Respect someone’s gender identity.
  • Address the individual as they wish to be addressed.
  • If you make a mistake, don’t over-apologize. Just follow the mistake with the correct name or pronoun and move on.
  • Respect individual privacy.
  • Many transgender people are not “out” about their transgender status, do not out them.
  • When a person tell you of their LGBTQ status, they are trusting you with personal information. To tell others without their approval of it is a betrayal of trust.

Request for a training:

Contact Jenna Ortiz at


Northern Nevada’s only LGBTQ Community Center –

– Non-profit community health center in downtown Reno for underserved populations. –

Parents and Family/Friends of Lesbians and Gays – Carson Region Chapter –

Transgender Allies Group –

Youth support group that meets at Partnership Douglas County every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

1625 Highway 88, Suite 104, Minden, NV 89423