The Westminster Pride Safe Zone Program is designed to provide seminars to educate business owners about LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) communities. Business owners who complete the training will receive an official sticker to display in their windows designating them as an LGBTQ+ safe zone and be listed on the Westminster Pride website.
In partnership with Axiom Sober Coaches, the Safe Zone Training is a program of the Westminster Pride Festival.
Learning outcomes include awareness of LGBTQ+ terminology, the coming out process, and beginner level strategies to being a supportive ally of the LGBTQ+ community .
The Safe Zone Training’s overall objective is for Safe Zone allies to utilize their knowledge and skills to foster a supportive and safe atmosphere for LGBTQ+ community members.
As a result of the Safe Zone Program, Safe Zone training participants will become part of an identifiable community-wide network of Safe Zone Allies.