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Celebrate Pride Month June 13th with LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training in Lake County

June is internationally recognized as Pride Month, a time to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community. This year, the LGBTQ+ Center of Lake County and the Northern Illinois Recovery Community Organization (NIRCO) are coming together to host an enlightening event aimed at fostering inclusivity and understanding. Join them for a free Community Safe Zone Presentation on June 13, 2024, from 12 pm to 1 pm, located at 202 S. Genesee St, Suite 202, Waukegan, IL 60085.

What is Safe Zone Training?

Safe Zone trainings are educational sessions where participants can learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender, and sexuality. These trainings are crucial for promoting understanding and dismantling prejudices within communities. The session will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Exploring LGBTQ+ identities and the spectrum of gender and sexuality.

  • Addressing and reflecting on personal attitudes and biases.

  • Understanding the complex concepts of sex and gender diversity.

Why Should You Attend?

Participation in Safe Zone training is more than just an educational commitment; it's a step towards becoming an active ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Here’s why you should consider attending:

  • Safety and Inclusivity: LGBTQ+ individuals often face uncertainties about how they will be received in new environments. This training provides tools and strategies to help ensure that everyone feels safe, welcomed, and supported.

  • Personal Growth: Attending these trainings can help you challenge your preconceptions and grow in understanding and empathy.

  • Community Building: The sessions are designed to be engaging and fun, offering a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals who are also committed to equality and inclusion.

Additional Benefits

All attendees will receive valuable take-home materials to reinforce the lessons learned during the session. Additionally, each participant will be awarded a "Safe Zone Trained" sticker, symbolizing their commitment to supporting and being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

How to Participate

To take part in this transformative experience, simply mark your calendar for June 13th and make your way to the specified address in Waukegan. The event is free, making it accessible to all who wish to contribute to a more inclusive society.

Connect and Learn More

For more information on the event and other initiatives by the LGBTQ+ Center Lake County and NIRCO, visit their website at, or their office at 10 N. Lake Street, Unit 103, Grayslake, IL 60030.

This June, let’s come together to learn, support, and celebrate diversity. Embracing these opportunities enriches our communities and creates spaces where everyone can thrive. Join the movement towards a more inclusive world—one training at a time.


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