Following the tragedy in Orlando, the Social Justice Centers under the Division of Inclusion and Equity stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ and Latinx communities, who are particularly impacted. LGBTQ people, particularly queer and trans people of color, experience multiple forms of marginalization and vulnerability, and as Lakers, we are committed to working toward a more just and inclusive world for all. The staff in our Centers are here and available to support both students who identify within these impacted communities as well as allies. Students in need of resources or support can reach out to any of the Social Justice Centers and/or the University Counseling Center.
From the website:
"GVSU features the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center. The Center is staffed by a full-time director, assistant director and program coordinator. Added to the staff are a graduate assistant, 6 student aids, and a 23-member advisory council. With a vision that includes a strong focus on social justice the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center leaders believe that 'the current economic system does not serve the interests of the majority of people and that economic justice must be part of all our social justice work for the future'".
The mission of the First-year Queer Alliance is to support first-year LGBT and allied students to develop strategies for a successful first year by creating a connection to GVSU, the LGBT Resource Center, and the queer and allied community.
Through participating in FQA students will…
FQA meets every Monday at 9pm in the LGBT Resource Center - 1161 Kirkhof beginning September 15th, 2015.
The mission of Loud & Queer is to empower second-year and beyond LGBT and allied students to lead authentic lives, to challenge systems of gender and sexuality, and to work for social justice by fostering a community of learning, celebration and solidarity.
L&Q is for LGBT and allied students who are interested in building community, connecting with the LGBT Resource Center and exploring how the systems of gender and sexuality impact their lived experiences.
Through participation in L&Q students will…
L&Q meets every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center - Kirkhof 1161 beginning September 14th, 2015.