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LGBTQIA+ Research and Resources: Home

About this guide

This guide highlights resources and information relating to conversations about LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual). Use the tabs above to find articles, associations, books & eBooks, web resources, and more.

Safe Zone @ SIUE

What is Safe Zone?

 Safe Zone is a community of people who

  • Will be understanding, supportive, and trustworthy if LGBTQIA+ people need help, advice, or just someone to talk to.
  • Will not tolerate homophobic, heterosexist, cisgenderism comments and actions but will address them in an educational and informative manner.
  • Have attended Safe Zone training and have information on campus and community resources.

Mission and Goals

Safe Zone's mission at SIUE is to develop a campus community of allies and provide support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally/asexual (LGBTQIA+) students, faculty, and staff with the ultimate goal of developing SIUE as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQIA+ people.

Resource Manual

The Safe Zone Resource Manual is a resource for all Safe Zone members. You are encouraged to take time to read through the contents of the manual to become familiar with the information it contains. The manual can be a source of information to you so you may more accurately respond to the needs of students who seek your support. Additionally, you may want to photocopy sections of this manual to give to a student. The manual represents a small amount of the information that is available about gay/lesbian/bisexual issues. We encourage you to forward information to the Safe Zone project coordinator that you would like to be included in the manual. This manual is intended to be an ongoing project. Updated and additional information will be sent to you about once per year. Please contact other members of the Safe Zone program for additional resources.

Campus Pride Index

Local Links

Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois is a local organization dedicated to equality and diversity for all people. Follow them on Twitter to receive timely information on upcoming events taking place right here in our area. 

Pride St. Louis, Inc. "To foster an understanding and tolerance of the LGBT Community in the general population by raising awareness through educational programs and events..."

St. Louis LGBT History Project.  "The project's mission is to preserve and promote the diverse and dynamic history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community of Greater St. Louis"- from The LGBT Center of St. Louis.