Workshop Descriptions

New! "I Support the LGBTQ+ Community" Online Training

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center has recently put together an online training titled "I Support the LGBTQ+ Community." While not intended to replace our other workshops and trainings, this offers a more accessible option for anyone who is interested in learning more about the LGBTQ+ community and related issues but is unable to attend one of our in-person offerings. The online training goes over four broad categories: Gender & Orientation, LGBTQ+ Identities & Terminology, LGBTQ+ Resources at UMass Lowell, and Pronouns. It consists of a narrated Powerpoint video and several multiple choice quizzes about the content presented, and should not take longer than 40 minutes. Upon completing the training, you will receive an email with a certificate recognizing your efforts, which we encourage you to display prominently so that members of our community can recognize your support for the LGBTQ+ community! While the training requires you to respond correctly to 90% of the quiz questions to received the certificate, you may go through the training as many times as needed. If you have any questions or concerns during the training, do not hesitate to reach out to us!

In-Person Trainings

You can register online for upcoming LGBTQ+ workshops listed below. If there are no training dates currently listed, please complete the form anyway so we can contact you with future training dates!

Ally Space

Ally Space offers all of the information of LGBTQ 101 with an additional component focusing on ally behavior. During this workshop participants learn behaviors associated with being an ally and are given an opportunity to practice being an ally via scenarios and role playing. Participants leave the workshop having outlined a personal ally plan that they can then put into action.

Exploring Gender Identity & Expression

Exploring Gender Identity & Expression offers basic information related to gender identity and the trans/gender non-conforming community. Topics covered include vocabulary/terminology, and overview of Trans issues on campus and in our country, and information on cisgender privilege.


LGBTQ 101 offers basic information related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Topics covered in LGBTQ 101 include vocabulary/terminology, the history of the LGBTQ rights movement, common misperceptions and stereotypes, and ways to be supportive of the LGBTQ community on campus. This program is given in the context of the UMass Lowell community and is framed by the university’s pillar of global engagement and inclusive culture.

LGBTQ Identity Development

LGBTQ Identity Development gives participants an overview of prominent theories and models of development related to the LGBTQ college population. During the workshop participants are led through activities applying the tenants of LGBTQ identity development theory to their own experiences and work with students.

Request a Specialized Training

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center can conduct a training to meet the needs of your club, organization, classroom, or office! If you are interested in scheduling a specialized training, please contact Amy Liss by email: