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Cultural competency trainings benefit participants by providing concrete information and real-world examples to enlighten participants in ways that lead to a more equal, affirming, and productive environment. This type of training helps to address considerations such as improving communication, creating safer space, developing tolerance, and enhancing learning and work environments.

We're here to increase the amount of LGBTQ+ affirming providers, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, and organizations throughout Western New York. Our cultural competency training aims to provide people with knowledge and information to help everyone learn to respect each other, despite our differences.

The Pride Center of WNY provides content knowledge expertise as it relates to LGBTQ+ cultural competency.

As part of our Health and human services initiative we are excited to be able to offer Community Trainings over zoom for all members of the greater WNY community throughout all 8 counties. The trainings last about an hour with a chance to interact with our staff conducting the training and to ask questions.


  • Difference between sexuality & gender
  • Difference between sex assigned at birth & gender
  • Importance of pronouns
  • Specific identities/how they're defined
  • How to stay in compliance with NYS law

Please email us at training@pridecenterwny.org for more information.