Q-Advocates Training

 Q-Advocates is a training program similar to SafeZone offering knowledge on inclusivity and hands-on practice supporting LGBT+ identifying students. 

Q-Advocates Training includes topics such as:

  • Inclusive Language
  • Gender inclusive pronouns
  • Trans 101
  • Specific Issues faced by LGBTQIA+ students
  • Practice supporting students facing those issues regardless of how you personally identify
  • Campus Resources & Policies related to LGBTQIA+ students
  • And many more!

Successful participants of QAdvocates will receive a sticker and button to symbolize their openness to conversations about sexual and romantic orientation as well as gender identity and expression. 

Q-Advocates Training takes place in two formats each semester. Each format includes roughly the same content but at a different pace. Attend the training that works best for you, or book it for your department or organization. 


This version of the training takes place over two sessions 1 week apart. Attendees must attend both Part 1 and Part 2 to receive credit, sticker, and button. There are two opportunities to participate in Q-Advocates training this semester:

Part 1: Tuesday, February 7th, 12:30-2:00PM, Library Seminar 1

Part 2: Tuesday, February 14th, 12:30-2:00PM, Library Seminar 1


This version of the training takes place over one full-length session. A five minute mid-way break is provided. Sticker and button are provided at the end of the training. 

Thursday, April 27th, 5:00-8:00PM, Learn Lab, Danna Center

All sessions are open to faculty, staff, and students. Individuals who need an interpreter or have specific dietary concerns are invited to email Katya Agamy, kaagamy@my.loyno.edu 

An additional option is available for offices, departments, and student organizations. Any group of at least 4 individuals may request their own 3-Hour Q-Advocates training. Additional time can be added if specific topics are desired that are not normally covered during Q-Advocates training, and the training will always be tailored to the group. Available in either format. 

To schedule a training for your group, please email Katya Agamy at kaagamy@my.loyno.edu

You can also check out the complete Q-Advocates curriculum for yourself here


  Past Recipients of the Q-Advocates Sticker & Button