What is the Safe Space Alliance?
The Safe Space Alliance is a LGBTQI+ led non-profit organisation that aims to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community worldwide. Being part of the Safe Space Alliance is being part of a global and collaborative safe space community.
What is a safe space?
A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that does not tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.
We welcome both physical/offline spaces (e.g. a street address) and digital/online spaces (e.g. websites). In some areas of the world, online spaces may be the only form of safe space possible, particularly where being part of the LGBTQI+ community is illegal. In addition, there are many individuals, businesses, and organisations that operate solely online.
How do I create a safe space?
You can do any of the following:
- Consult our growing list of safe space resources in the RESOURCES section.
- Seek and request training. Your local LGBTQI+ community organisation may be able to provide training for you.
- Contact us direct for advice at email@example.com
Who can list a safe space with the Safe Space Alliance?
Anyone anywhere in the world with a genuine interest in creating safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community can list a safe space with us. We welcome and value all spaces regardless of size, location, and category.
How much does it cost to list a safe space?
There is no cost to listing a safe space with us. We exist through the kind support of volunteers, donations, and sponsorship.
How do I list a safe space with the Safe Space Alliance?
You can submit your space for consideration by the Safe Space Alliance by completing the online form in the ADD A SPACE section. We will notify you by email of your results. If successful, your space will be listed in our directory. If not successful, we will explain why and where possible provide guidance on how to make your space safe for the LGBTQI+ community.
Safe space directory
Select SAFE SPACES on the website menu to view a directory of safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community as verified by the Safe Space Alliance.
Report a safe space
If a space in our directory is reported to us as not providing a safe space for the LGBTQI+ community, we work with that space to resolve the issue/s. If this does not work, and the space remains unsafe, then we remove the space from our directory/membership until we can verify they are safe again. You can report a space to us with details of the issue/s using the form on the space listing or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer with us
We are a LGBTQI+ led nonprofit organisation run by a team of volunteers who work hard to help identify, navigate and create safe spaces for the LGBTQI+ community worldwide. We exist through the kind support of volunteers, donations, and sponsorship. If you would like to volunteer your time to us we would love to hear from you. We welcome all skill sets from all locations in the world. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org