LGBTQ Community at New Paltz

LGBTQ+ Workshops and Trainings

Registration for upcoming New Paltz LGBTQ+ Allies workshops, information, and updates can be found below.


New Paltz LGBTQ+ Allies I Workshop:

The New Paltz LGBTQ+ Allies are a network of faculty, staff, and students who offer support, communication, and dialogue on issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity. We aim to educate and foster greater respect and understanding for a diverse LGBTQ+ community. The New Paltz Allies work to promote a safe and inclusive campus.

The program offers a two-hour interactive training workshop which provides an opportunity for discussion, resource materials, and information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. By attending the facilitated workshop and agreeing to become an Ally, you will get a logo hang tag to put on your office or residence hall door.  This will signify to the campus community that you are an Ally and are open and willing to serve as a resource for anyone seeking assistance with LGBTQ+ issues and concerns.


LGBTQ+ Allies II: Understanding Gender and Supporting Trans+ Identities:

A new expansion of the LGBTQ+ Allies Workshop, this program offers a more in-depth training on gender identity, as well as the trans+ and nonbinary communities. This program offers current New Paltz LGBTQ+ Allies the opportunity to deepen and continue their allyship with the LGBTQ+ community, although anyone may register even if they have not taken part in an Allies Workshop before.

Learn how to support and be an ally for the trans+ community on campus through this interactive 2-hour workshop. Participants will learn concrete and relevant ways to make their environments trans-inclusive, attain helpful resources, and learn multiple perspectives through discussions and interactions. 


Understanding Sexual Orientation: The Bisexual+ and Asexual Communities

This workshop offers an expansion of the sexual orientation converstaion established in the LGBTQ+ Allies Workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of sexual orientation, gain helpful resources, and learn allyship skills. This workshop goes discusses common identities under the bisexual and asexual umbrellas, common misconceptions, and ways to support these communities. 


Scheduling and Attending Workshops:

Upcoming workshops will be listed on the Engage Platform. Throughout the year, we offer virtual and in-person workshops.

Departmental Workshops:  Have a large department?  Would you like your entire staff or organization trained together?  Supervisors can schedule workshops by contacting Nico Martinez Olivera, LGBTQ+ Program Manager, at If you are unable to fit a two-hour workshop for your faculty meeting, please email Nico and they will assist you. 

Tailored and specific workshops available upon request with sufficient notice.


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