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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. Mia, the Engagement and Education Manager has the lived experience, as well as educational credentials that provide the backbone of their curriculum for the program.


Please fill out the training request form and the Pride Center's Engagement and Education Manager will reach out to you to schedule. Please allow around a month for the scheduling process from initial inquiry to the scheduled training date.

Once per month starting in September, the Pride Center is offering free trainings via Zoom open to anyone in the WNY community. For more information, email training@pridecenterwny.org 


  • 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

We also offer more in-depth trainings for those working with youth, seniors, in healthcare/behavioral health settings, with international populations, and more. 


COVID-19 has presented us with some challenges and some opportunities. We're happy to announce that we've taken our LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency trainings online!
Participants will get the same information as our in-person training delivered in real time. We can join your virtual platform or provide links to our Zoom account. Contact us for details. 


Please review our Training and Education FAQ's for any questions.