LGBTQ & Allies
The Gender Relations Center offers two trainings focused on creating an awareness of of issues faced by students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) and how allies can become Active Allies within the Notre Dame community.

Training Opportunities

The Gender Relations Center offers two trainings focused on creating an awareness of of issues faced by students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) and how allies can become Active Allies within the Notre Dame community. Trainings are available for clubs and organizations, department staff trainings, classes, athletic teams, and other groups interested in training.  To sign up for a training, please contact Sara Agostinelli, Assistant Director for LGBTQ Student Initiatives, directly at sagostin@nd.edu. If a club, organization, or department would like to request a training for their group, please contact Sara Agostinelli, Assistant Director for LGBTQ Student Initiatives, directly at sagostin@nd.edu to schedule this training.

LGBTQ 101

LGBTQ 101 is a two-hour long interactive presentation, designed to provide participants with a basic understanding and greater awareness of issues faced by students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) within today’s culture.  This presentation includes an overview of the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexual orientation, definitions related to sexual orientation and gender identity, introduction to the concepts of homophobia and heterosexism, as well as common myths and misunderstandings about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities.

Active Ally Training

Join the conversation about how heterosexual allies can help make the Notre Dame community a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ).  Active Ally Training is designed to provide individuals who already have a basic understanding of issues and concerns that face the LGBTQ community with information that will help them become allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning undergraduate students here at Notre Dame.

Specialized Training

If you are interested in a specific training or another topic for your classroom, department, club, or group, contact Sara Agostinelli, Assistant Director for LGBTQ Student Initiatives, directly at sagostin@nd.edu to discuss options.

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