Welcome to the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center

Events

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 19, 2019 4:00 PM

Queersgiving

November 25, 2019 12:00 PM

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Pride Awards presenters

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Join the LGBTQIA+ Community Engagement & Outreach Committee!

Are you a Grand Valley State University student? Do you have time & enthusiasm between November 2019 & March 2020 to support the LGBTQIA+ community? If so, join the LGBTQIA+ Community Engagement & Outreach Committee which includes a $400 stipend!

  • Visit and support regional GSAs and high school LGBTQIA+ clubs
  • Help plan, organize and facilitate programs for the LGBTQIA+ State-Wide Youth Summit that brings over 300+ youth and advisors to GVSU
  • Learn and work with a team of GVSU students who are passionate about social justice

HOW TO APPLY

Option 1: Complete the application at this link by 11:59 on 11.17: https://forms.gle/5yKKbveq9gjRiNsF8 

Option 2: Attend drop-in interviews on Thursday, November 14 from 2:30-4:30 pm in the LGBT Resource Center. No RSVP required, just show up.

Questions? Contact director Jen Hsu-Bishop at hsujen@gvsu.edu | 331-2530.

“Working with the summit was my favorite part of this whole year, it was such an amazing experience.” - 2017 GVSU student committee member

Summit


SIGN UP for First-year Queer Alliance!

First-year Queer Alliance (FQA) supports LGBTQIA+ and allied students by helping them build community, engage in shared learning on social justice topics, and develop strategies for a successful first year.

FQA students will…

  • Be able to successfully navigate GVSU’s campus and resources
  • Develop and build interpersonal skills
  • Gain awareness of the complexity of identity
  • Understand how to use an intersectional lens
  • Develop a sense of belonging to the LGBT Resource Center and GVSU

FQA meets Wednesdays at 8pm in the LGBT Resource Center, 1161 Kirkhof. 


SIGN UP for Colors of Pride: For LGBTQIA+ Students of Color

New for Fall 2019: Colors of Pride is a weekly program for LGBTQIA+ students of color. Meetings include discussions, resource sharing, community building, and peer-to peer education. Students in Colors of Pride will celebrate the unique experiences of LGBTQIA+ people of color while building community and strengthening connections to each other, the LGBT Resource Center, and the university.

As a result of Colors of Pride, participants will...

  • Develop a sense of belonging to the LGBT Resource Center and GVSU
  • Gain an awareness of campus and community resources
  • Explore both the shared experiences and diverse cultures, ethnicities, and identities of LGBTQIA+ people of color.

Colors of Pride meets on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center.

Colors of Pride logo


SIGN UP for Ace of Clubs: For Students on the Asexual & Aromantic Spectrums!

This is a program for all GVSU students who identify on the asexual or aromantic spectrums.

Meetings include discussion, activities, and an overall supporting community.

Ace of Clubs meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 9:00 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center.

 


SIGN UP for T2: For Trans & Non-binary Students!

This weekly program is a place for Trans and Non-binary students, as well as anyone who is questioning or exploring their gender, to safely and freely express themselves.

Meetings include discussions, games, educational sessions and community building.

T2 meets on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center.

 


The Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center is seeking LGBTQIA+ students to participate in Queer Connections mentoring program. Queer Connections is part of the Laker Connections Student Success Collective, which is dedicated to the success of all GVSU students. Queer Connections is open to all members of the university community; however, it is specifically designed to match LGBTQIA+ undergraduate students with OUT faculty, staff, or graduate students. Mentoring pairs will meet regularly over a six-month period, during which they will build connections, explore resources, and work toward collaboratively-constructed goals. 


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