SAFE SPACES CREATE SAFER COMMUNITIES

 
 

Seventy-one percent of LGBT respondents and 82% of allies across our multimarket sample say they are more likely to purchase from a company that supports LGBT equality — critical majorities, given that global LGBT buying power is estimated at $3.7 trillion. The global ally market has yet to be properly quantified, but with close to three-quarters of CTI survey respondents in the U.S. self-identifying as LGBT allies, it’s bound to be a consumer segment that companies can ill afford to overlook. - Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/2016/02/lgbt-inclusive-companies-are-better-at-3-big-things

 
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SAFE SPACE PROGRAM

 Safe Space stickers will be present in businesses who take the pledge and commit to providing a safe and inclusive environment. We also recommend that businesses take the next step and sign up to be  Safe Zone trained !

Safe Space stickers will be present in businesses who take the pledge and commit to providing a safe and inclusive environment. We also recommend that businesses take the next step and sign up to be Safe Zone trained!

The SAFE SPACE program identifies allies in the community who own/manage businesses and public spaces that LGBTQIA* individuals, families and youth can patronize, and not feel that they will be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment, or any other emotional or physical harm.  Filling out the application and signing the pledge gets your business a sticker and certificate. When you receive your certificate, be sure take a picture with it with all of your employees, as well as another photo of your door with the sticker on it.
Once we receive it, we will add you to our list of SAFE SPACE program participants, as well as spotlighting your business in our emails and social media posts!

If you encounter difficulty or exceptional behavior in a SAFE SPACE, fill out the Review a SAFE SPACE form and we will contact the business and share your report. We ask that if a review is placed that includes less than ideal behavior, that all parties communicate through AVEN to keep both parties safe from any feelings of harassment in association to the SAFE SPACE Program. 

 

*The acronym LGBTQIA refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or allied. 

Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. -Nelson Mandela

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