Welcome to the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center
To reduce density on campus and prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center staff are working remotely. We continue to be available during our regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 PM Monday through Friday. For immediate assistance, please contact us at 616-331-2530. For all other matters please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our front office staff remain available during regular business hours to take your calls and answer your emails. Thank you and stay safe.
February 5, 2021 1:00 PM
Join us for an upcoming Queer & Trans 101! In this training, participants will explore the concepts of gender, sex and sexual orientation; learn about systems of oppression impacting LGBTQIA+...
February 10, 2021 8:00 PM
Join us for Queer the Air: Valentine's Edition! This is a virtual spoken word and "open mic" event that celebrates LGBTQIA+ love in all of its forms! Performances...
February 11, 2021 8:00 PM
This virtual discussion will focus on the experiences that LGBTQIA+ students have while dating on and off campus. Join the LGBT Resource Center's student workers as they facilitate conversations...
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 will meet virtually on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. beginning September 9th!
In-person meetings will resume as soon as it is safe for us to gather. Until then, FQAers are encouraged to participate in weekly synchronous meetings and to stay connected at other times through the FQA channel on the LGBT Resource Center's Slack account. Sign up to receive emails with zoom invites, meeting reminders, and other updates!
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.
Colors of Pride meets on virtually on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Beginning in Fall 2020, students are encouraged to attend the weekly synchronous meeting and to stay connected throughout the week by joining the Colors of Pride channel on the LGBT Resource Center's Slack account. Sign up to receive emails with zoom links, meeting reminders, and other updates.
This is a program for all GVSU students who identify on the asexual or aromantic spectrums.
Meetings include discussion, activities, and an overall supportive community.
Ace of Clubs meets virtually at 9 p.m. on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month beginning on September 15th. Sign up to receive weekly meeting reminders, zoom links, and other updates. Beginning in Fall 2020, Ace of Clubs participants are encouraged to connect in these synchronous bi-weekly meetings and to stay connected between meetings by joining the Ace of Clubs channel on the LGBT Resource Center's Slack.
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 virtually every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Beginning in Fall 2020, students will be encouraged to attend the weekly synchronous meetings and to stay connected throughout the week by joining the T2 channel on the LGBT Resource Center's Slack.
New for FALL 2020! Bi-Furious is a new social group for students who identify as bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, sexually fluid, or otherwise non-monosexual. Meetings will include activities, discussion about all things that are "bi" the way, community building, and a ridiculous amount of punning.
Bi-Fuious meets virtually bi-weekly (pun intended) on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at 8 p.m. The first ever Bi-Furious meeting will be held on September 8th. Sign up to receive email reminders, zoom invites, and other updates!
New for FALL 2020! Queer & Trans Meet-up (QTMU) is a social group for LGBTQIA+ and allied students in any year. Join QTMU to make friends, relax, socialize, and chat about all things LGBTQIA+.
QTMU meets virtually twice a month beginning on Monday, September 14th at 7 p.m. Students are encouraged to attend the synchronous meets and to stay connected between virtual gatherings by joining the QTMU channel on the LGBT Resource Center's Slack. Sign up to receive emails with meeting reminders, zoom links, and other updates.
Queer Connections mentoring program is designed to match LGBTQIA+ undergraduate students with mentors from a pool of faculty, staff, and graduate students who also identify in the LGBTQIA+ community and are out about their identities. Queer Connections is open to all members of the university community. Mentors and mentees are matched, usually by late October, and then meet regularly over a six-month period. During this time, they build connections, explore resources, and work toward collaboratively-constructed goals.
Queer Connections Mentee and Mentor interest forms are currently available for the 2020-21 academic year!