Welcome to the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center

Queer the Air stage
Two people stand behind a podium during Lavender Graduation
The LGBT Resource patio from across the Zumberge pond with a rainbow in the background


The Pendulum Effect: How Hate Threatens LGBTQ Pride (An Open Door Discussion)

February 15, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Please join us for a conversation about our current societal climate and the way it is impacting the lives of LGBTQIA+ folks. This Open Door Discussion will be led by our Director and Assistant Director...

Ace in Queer Space -- The History of Asexuality in the LGBTQ+ Community (An Open Door Discussion)

February 20, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for an INT 100/201 approved conversation about the history of Asexuality. This discussion will be led by a LGBT Resource Center student worker, who will facilitate an open dialogue. 

Let's Talk About Sappho: "Slender Aphrodite has overcome me/ with longing for a girl."

March 8, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

We are excited to be joined by Diane Rayor, Professor Emerita of Classics at Grand Valley State University (bio below) to celebrate the release of her new book, "Sappho: A New Translation...

Physical and Social Health in the LGBTQ+ Community: Open Door Discussion

March 24, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for an INT 100/201 approved conversation about challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community, specifically related to physical and social health. The responses to MPV (monkeypox virus) and COVID-19...

Movie Screening and Panel: Trans Week of Visibility

March 28, 2023 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for a movie screening and panel discussion for Transgender Week of Visibility. There will be light refreshments (popcorn!).

Drag Show: Trans Week of Visibility

March 29, 2023 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

We are partnering with the GV Men's Volleyball to bring you a drag show for Transgender Week of Visibility! This show will feature local performers and there will be light refreshments.

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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 will meet Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. resuming January 18 for the Winter 2023 semester!

SIGN UP for Colors of Pride!

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 will meet every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. resuming January 17 for the Winter 2023 semester!

SIGN UP for Ace of Clubs!

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 will meet at 8:00 p.m. every Thursday resuming January 19 for the Winter 2023 semester!


SIGN UP for T2!

T2 (Trans Tuesdays) 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 will meet every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. resuming January 17 for the Winter 2023 semester!



SIGN UP for Bi-Furious!

Bi-Furious is a 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-Furious meets on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. resuming January 17 for the Winter 2023 semester!

Queer Connections mentoring program is designed to match LGBTQIA+ undergraduate students with mentors from a pool of faculty and staff 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 for the 22-23 school year are here! Students: https://www.gvsu.edu/lgbtrc/qcjoin, Mentors: https://www.gvsu.edu/lgbtrc/qcmentor

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