Trans Ally Training Builds Safe and Inviting Community Network


Building a safe and inviting network is the outcome of a Tuesday, Oct. 27, Trans Ally Training hosted by the the Minnesota State Mankato LGBT Center.

The event will be presented via Zoom.

The student session will occur from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the staff and faculty session will go from 1 to 2:30 p.m.. 

Ally training seeks to educate members of our university and community about issues within the gay, lesbian, trans, queer and racially-marginalized communities.

Within this education and understanding, the aim is to create a safe and inviting network of allies.

While becoming an ally, mistakes are expected as you constantly challenge your own beliefs and opinions. Being an ally means learning and unlearning and having a voice in discussing important topics with people who do not understand or accept the community.

Being an ally matters because human rights matter. 

The Trans Ally Training is a fantastic opportunity for students and staff alike to further educate themselves and learn how to better support the community.

The Zoom format enables a different structure during almost every training session. Some will have guest speakers, and most will have Q&As at the end.

Whether or not you are able to attend the Trans Ally training, please continue to stand up for the community. Stand up for others, and defend human rights – whatever that looks like for you.

Please note the training will not be recorded to ensure a safe space for questions/conversation.

Please complete the information in the Google Form below and only sign up for the session that corresponds to your role on campus (graduate students may opt for either session).


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