The Safe Zone Resource Center and Student Lounge are located at 2418 and 2419 Student Center. Information: safezone@ua.edu or 205-348-7297.


JUNE 2023 

View information about Pride Month 2023.


Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 | noon-1 p.m. | Safe Zone Student Lounge
(Social Enrichment)
*Open to UA students

LGBTQ+ craft hourThe Safe Zone Resource Center will continue to offer its summer crafting opportunity on Thursdays in June. This crafting hour will provide a space for building community and sharing stories while learning about the services and mission of the SZRC as well as the LGBTQIA+ community at UA. Craft supplies will be provided for all attendees. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at safezone@ua.edu.


Pride Movie Series: ‘Moonlight’

Friday, June 2 | 3-5 p.m. | Safe Zone Student Lounge
(Educational Engagement/Cultural Exploration)
*Open to UA students, faculty and staff

Pride movie seriesThe Safe Zone Resource Center will host a movie screening of “Moonlight” for its weekly LGBTQIA+ Pride Month movie series. “Moonlight” is a coming-of-age drama that follows the story of a young man as he faces the difficulties that come with exploring his sexuality and identity. Guests will learn about the intersectional experiences of Black gay men. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at safezone@ua.edu.


Pride Movie Series: ‘Before Stonewall’

Friday, June 9 | 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Safe Zone Student Lounge
(Educational Engagement/Cultural Exploration)
*Open to UA students, faculty, and staff

The Safe Zone Resource Center will host a movie screening of Before Stonewall for the weekly LGBTQIA+ Pride Month movie series. “Before Stonewall” is a documentary that explores LGBTQIA+ life prior to the 1969 Stonewall riots and the beginnings of the modern gay rights movement. Guests will learn about the gay rights community in the early 20th century.  For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at safezone@ua.edu


Ally Training Program

Monday, June 12 | 2 p.m.-4 p.m. | Zoom
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement)
*Open to all UA students, faculty, staff and UA System

Ally trainingThe UA Safe Zone Ally Training Program provides a visible network of allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) individuals. Safe Zone Allies distribute information regarding sexuality, gender identity, campus and community resources, and methods for reporting harassment and/or discrimination. The Safe Zone Ally Training Program is a two-hour training session that allows participants to develop a working knowledge of appropriate and respectful LGBTQIA+ terminology; recognize the impact that campus climate has on individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+; and identify areas of personal growth as a member of the UA community. Following the training program, participants are invited to sign-up to serve as UA Safe Zone Allies. Registration required. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at 205-348-7297 or safezone@ua.edu.


The History of the Tuscaloosa Lesbian Coalition Exhibit

Thursday, June 16-30 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily | Intercultural Diversity Center, 2100 Student Center
(Cultural Exploration/Educational Engagement)
*Open to community, UA students, faculty, staff, and UA System

History of Tuscaloosa Lesbian Coalition ExhibitIn collaboration with The University of Alabama’s Queer History Project, Safe Zone Resource Center will host an exhibit in the Intercultural Diversity Center highlighting the history of the Tuscaloosa Lesbian Coalition. Participants can learn about the history and advocacy of the Tuscaloosa Lesbian Coalition, as well as LGBTQIA+ culture in Tuscaloosa’s past. This exhibit will feature maps, photography, and textiles to illustrate the lives and efforts of the Coalition. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at safezone@ua.edu.


Pride Movie Series: ‘After Stonewall’

Pride movie seriesFriday, June 16 | 3 p.m.-5 p.m. 
Safe Zone Student Lounge
(Educational Engagement/Cultural Exploration)
*Open to UA students, faculty, and staff

The Safe Zone Resource Center will host a movie screening of “After Stonewall” for its weekly LGBTQIA+ Pride Month movie series. “After Stonewall” is a documentary LGBTQIA+ activism after the Stonewall Riots in 1969. Guests will learn about the gay rights movement in the last half of the 20th century. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at safezone@ua.edu.


Pride Movie Series: ‘United in Anger: A History of ACT UP’

Friday, June 23 | 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Safe Zone Student Lounge
(Educational Engagement/Cultural Exploration)
*Open to UA students, faculty, and staff

The Safe Zone Resource Center will host a movie screening of “United in Anger: A History of ACT UP” for the weekly LGBTQIA+ Pride Month movie series. This documentary follows the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people fighting the epidemic utilizing oral histories of members of the ACT UP movement. Guests will learn about the ACT UP movement and its impact on the LGBTQIA+ community. For more information, contact the Safe Zone Resource Center at safezone@ua.edu.