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The LGBTQ Allies Workshop hopes to educate students, staff, and faculty about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) issues and create a more inclusive USF community. 

The LGBTQ Allies Workshop is a program offered to USF students, staff, and faculty where participants will:

  • Have a supportive space to learn more about the issues faced by the LGBTQQIA community
  • Develop skills to confront homophobia
  • Become a part of the USF Allies network and create a more inclusive campus community
  • Learn about the LGBTQQIA resources at USF and in the community
The Allies committee is dedicated to providing the opportunity to the entire campus to participate in dialogue around LGBTQ issues in a safe environment. In Allies I you will learn basic knowledge and language around LGBTQ issues. In Allies II you will learn skills around LGBTQ allyship, and Allies III workshops are built around specific issues affecting the LGBTQ Community.

Allies I

This workshop is a safe and supportive space for anyone who is interested in basic knowledge and awareness of: 

  • the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities

  • how homophobia and heterosexism affects us all 

  • the language to talk about these issues

Dates & Times:

    Part I: Tuesday, March 25th | 7:00 PM
    Part II: Thursday, March 27th | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

 * Attendance for both dates is necessary.

Click here to sign up for Allies I

Allies II

This workshop is intended to deepen understanding and put into practice knowledge from Allies 1. You will:

  • Learn ways to be an ally within and beyond the USF community
  • Become familiar with LGBTQ resources
  • Learn basic facilitation and dialoguing skills
  • Create a personal allyship action plan 


*Participants are expected to have attend an Allies workshop at USF before attending Allies II

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Allies III

Being LGBTQ on a Catholic Campus:

Attendees will be provided an opportunity to engage with their personal narratives surrounding LGBTQ identities and relgion. We will also discuss the perceptions and experiences of being LGBTQ on a Catholic campus.

Dates & Times:

Thursday, March 6th | 1:30-3:00 PM | Phelan Hall Lower Level 01: University Ministry, Romero Room

 Applied Allies:

 Continuing education for participants who have completed Allies I & II.