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    My right to a safe space

    Every student deserves to feel safe and respected in the classroom and in their workplace. On Oct. 22 the Gay Lesbian And Straight Alliance (GLASA), a student club, held their first ever ‘Safe-Space’ training for members of the Queens College faculty. The meeting was designed to educate attendees on how to make classrooms safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students. Several students shared personal incidents where they felt professors didn’t make the classroom feel safe for them; experiences that were similar to my own. Two years ago when I was a student at Queensborough Community College, a discussion in my Sociology class turned to homosexuality and the…

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    GLASA conducts ‘safe-space’ training for faculty and staff

    In an effort to ensure students feel safe in classrooms and on campus, the Gay Lesbian and Straight Alliance held their first ever safe space training session for Queens College faculty members on Oct. 22. The training was designed to educate faculty on issues lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students face on campus and how they can feel safe at QC. “I hope that professors and advisers will be active allies in the LGBTQ community and that they’ll really take the things we said and apply them not only in the classrooms but in their everyday lives,” GLASA president, Samantha Nathanson said. “It’s really important for faculty members —…