The LOFT: LGBTQ+ Community Services Center offers LGBTQ+ trainings, workshops, and presentations to organizations wishing to enhance their services and supports for the LGBTQ+ community.
The LOFT is an expert in LGBTQ+ needs and experiences, and strives to further the center's mission to Advocate, Educate and Celebrate the diverse LGBTQ+ community. LOFT Staff members are available on an as-needed basis.
To schedule a training, please complete The LOFT's Professional Training Request Form here.
For questions, contact The LOFT's Director of Programs and Services, Shepard Verbas (they/he) at [email protected]
Possible Training Areas:
- LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency
- Transgender 101
- Non-Binary 101
- Understanding Pronouns
- Becoming an LGBTQ+ Ally
- Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ+ Relationships
- LGBTQ+ Aging
- TGNCNB Health Access
"The informative teaching session given to us by Shepard and Jesse from The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center was very educational and brought a lot of ideas, with both substantial and in-depth knowledge together with case studies. This was one of the best training workshops on the Transgender community I have ever attended. The materials & facilitation were excellent and learning in our personal environment made the training very comfortable. I very much liked the approach. I recommend this training to all those in the fertility fields who want to learn more about the topics of Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Sex Assigned at Birth, just to name a few as well as understand on a human level some of the daily struggles of the Transgender community. We would welcome the LOFT back for future training sessions anytime and look forward to a wonderful relationship with the LOFT."
-Michele Faust of CT Fertility, Transgender Fertility and Best Practice Training