Safe-Space Learning Resources

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Develop your own empathy and widen your inclusive lens. Work in small groups or on your own. These resources can help you get started.

Dates to Celebrate

Read up on, recognize, celebrate, share LGBTQ+ history & celebrate LGBTQ+ dates:

Organizations to Know

Learning Tools

Using & Understanding Pronouns

Terms & Definitions

Business Resources

Creating Policies

Collecting Data from Clients & Employees

Best Practices for Getting Input

For focus groups, surveys, and patient advisory councils:

  • Meet people where they’re comfortable
  • Provide opportunities for anonymous input
  • Recognize, affirm, and honor participation
  • Don’t force one person to speak for a whole community
  • Don’t take negative feedback personally or defensively
  • Get clear consent 
  • Give people a chance to review materials
  • Think accessibility (when/where you hold meetings, for example)
  • Expect the process to take time

Legal Resources


Transgender Healthcare in Central Virginia


Incorporate LGBTQ+ stories and characters into the media you consume – for yourself, your friends, your workplace, your family.


JMRL has a list of books for children and families, too!

  • Captive Genders 
  • Black on Both Sides A Racial History of Trans Identity. 
  • Becoming a Visible Man
  • Gender Outlaw
  • Last Time I Wore A Dress
  • Redefining Realness 
  • Stone Butch Blues
  • Trunky (Trans Junky) 

TV Shows

  • The Fosters
  • Pose
  • Queer Eye
  • She-Ra