Programs & Trainings

Are you looking to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community? Want to connect and get involved? Want to provide support? Attend one (or all!) of our upcoming programs or wrokshops!

Stonehill Trainings and Programs

Safe Zone Workshop

To register email: Diversity@stonehill.edu
This program is designed to educate those who want to serve as allies to individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). Community members participate in Safe Zone workshops to better understand information, terms, and experiences of those who identify has LGBT. At the conclusion of the workshop, individuals may choose to post a "Stonehill Safe Space" card on their door. This card symbolizes that the person has engaged in conversations to serve as a resource for LGBT community members. We reserve the "Stonehill Safe Space" cards particularly for those who attended a training at Stonehill because we have conversations unique to our Catholic identity and mission.

Trans 101 Workshop 

To register email: Diversity@stonehill.edu
This entry-level session is designed to offer participants a deeper understanding of transgender and non-binary gender identities.  Participants will learn basic language, history and data related to trans college students.

Stonehill Pride Week: October 16-20, 2017

Stonehill PRIDE Week is an annual tradition that seeks to celebrate, appreciate, and honor our students, faculty, and staff at Stonehill who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning, as well as any other underrepresented sexuality and gender identity. Each year, we invite all members of the Stonehill College community to join us as we celebrate our LGBTQ+ community and their supporters.

Events include: Pride Rally Kickoff, Coming out Panel, Faculty, Staff and Student Mixer, Closing Parade and Reception

National Programs

LGBT History Month
Celebrated in October, each day achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender icons are celebrated. Founded by Rodney Wilson in 1994 LGBT History Month is now endorsed and supported by GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and other national organizations.  For more information visit: http://www.lgbthistorymonth.com/.

National Coming Out Day
Founded by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation this is observed in October (on or around October 11) and celebrated its 28th anniversary in 2016. This day serves as a reminder of the power of coming out and to support those thinking of and going through this experience.  For more information visit: http://www.hrc.org/resources/national-coming-out-day

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
This day of remembrance is an annual observation on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. For more information visit: https://www.glaad.org/tdor.

Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV)
This is a day to show support for the trans community and aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the world while fighting cissexism and transphobia. For more information visit: http://www.transstudent.org/tdov.

National GLBT Health Awareness Week
This is a week to promote health initiatives that are cause for concern to the LGBTA community. Typically held at the end of March, for more information visit: http://www.theaidsinstitute.org/node/839.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia
Celebrated on May 17 this day represents an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms. For more information visit: http://dayagainsthomophobia.org/

Harvey Milk Day
Harvey Milk was an activist, organizer and first openly gay man elected to public office in the country (member of the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco). He was responsible for passing gay rights ordinances in San Francisco and was assassinated on November 27, 1978.  Celebrated on May 22 (Milk’s birthday) this is a day to educate those of Milk’s pioneering legislation and tireless efforts towards human rights. For more information visit: https://gsanetwork.org/hmd.

Day of Silence
Celebrated at the end of April this is GLSEN’s annual day of action to protest the bullying and harassment of the LGBT students and their supporters. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBT students and supporters.  For more information visit: https://www.glsen.org/day-of-silence

Celebrate Bisexuality Day / Bi Visibility Day
Celebrated on September 23 this is a call for the bisexual community, their friends and supporters to recognize and celebrate bisexuality, sexual history, bisexual community and culture and all the bisexual people in their lives. For more information visit: http://www.bivisibilityday.com/

Asexuality Awareness Week
Celebrated at the end of October/early November this week is an international campaign that seeks to educate about asexual, aromantic, demisexual and grey-asexual experiences. More information can be found here: http://www.asexualawarenessweek.com/

Intersex Awareness Day
This is an internationally observed civil awareness day, celebrated on October 26, is designed to highlight the challenges faced by intersex people. This grass-roots action aims to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries on intersex children.  More information can be found here: http://intersexday.org/en/