LGBT Resource Center


Affinity Spaces

Affinity spaces are places to gather around a common identity and to talk about experiences with like-minded individuals.

Each affinity space has a specific identity. Only people with that identity should be in that space.

All affinity spaces are bi-weekly and located in the LGBT Resource Center

Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC)

QTPOC Affinity Space Logo

Do you identify as a person of color and part of the LGBTQ+ community? Join our QTPOC (queer and trans people of color)  space and talk with people who have a common identity.

This is a space to share experiences surrounding a common identity. Gain support about issues you face or just talk to people who understand what you may be going through.

  • Fall Semester: 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays with a Sept. 10 start
  • Following dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, and Nov. 19

Safe Space Training

The Safe Space Training educates St. Cloud State people and builds a network of allies who are knowledgeable and supportive of the LGBT+ community.

Through taking the training attendees will be able to do the following:

  • Learn how to support queer and trans folk
  • Grow one's knowledge of queer and trans issues as well as experiences
  • Gain skills and strategies for building safe, inclusive, and supportive environments

After completing the training, participants receive a "Safe Space" sign to display in their offices. By displaying this sign, it shows one is committed to establishing an environment of solidarity and working to combat prejudice and discrimination towards LGBT+ folk.

Sign Up for Safe Space Training

2020-21 Schedule

All trainings are held online for this academic year.

Fall Semester

  • 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21
  • 5–8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 
  • 12–3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18

Spring Semester

  • 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25
  • 12–3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23
  • 5–8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 

Speaker/Workshop Request

Request staff from the LGBT Resource Center to present on a range of topics as well as a Safe Space Training. Topics may include LGBT+ terminology, heterosexual privilege, LGBT history, gender and sexuality, and intersectionality. Please request speakers/workshops 3-4 weeks in advance.

Requests can be made for in-person, virtual (live), or virtual (pre-recorded) instruction.

Request a speaker/workshop

Speaker/Workshops Topics:

  • Childhood Issues and Concerns
  • Current Issues
  • Gender and Privilege
  • LGBT+ History
  • LGBT+ Discrimination
  • LGBT+ Oppression
  • LGBT+ Terms
  • Queering Physical Fitness
  • Serving Trans Individuals
  • Sexuality and Privilege
  • Sexuality and Relationships
  • Transphobia and Politics
  • Women and Queerness



Category Pricing
Courses, classes, student organizations, offices and departments at St. Cloud State and St. Cloud Technical and Community College  Free
Non-profits, including public schools, religious organizations and veterans groups Suggested donation of $150 for the first five participants. Additional participants are $10 per person.
For-profits, including businesses and educational institutions Suggested donation of $200 for the first five participants. Additional participants are $20 per person.

Lending Library

The center's library carries books, periodicals, and videos. Topics include fiction, nonfiction, LGBT identities, history, LGBT research, feminism, politics and more. Materials may be checked out with a valid St. Cloud State ID.

Computer Lab

A small computer lab in the center is available for school work, including research and writing papers.