Members of Brave Zone talk to prospective members at the annual activities fair

The Brave Zone Network trains LVC students, faculty, and staff with the goal of creating an on-campus network of allies and members of the LGBT+ community.

The program educates members regarding how to address issues involving the community and how to advocate for peers, family members, and other acquaintances. A large portion of Brave Zone training focuses on education. Trainees are immersed in situations that members of the LGBT+ community often encounter so they will be able to understand the oppression the community experiences.

Training covers topics such as:

  • vocabulary
  • pronoun usage and why it’s important
  • understanding gender identity and gender expression
  • sexual attraction versus sexual orientation
  • romantic attraction

There are currently 150 members involved with the program, including students, staff, and faculty. Members can be recognized on campus by a door decal on their dorm, house, or office door.
 

Join the Brave Zone Network!

Brave Zone trainings are held several times each semester. Contact Tyler Cox at tcox@lvc.edu for additional information regarding the program and how to get involved.