Welcome to the LGBT Center
We are so queertastically glad you visiting our website and hope that you find information here that is helpful to you as well as your friends, families, communities, and networks of solidarity. Ohio University and Athens have built a strong rainbow foundation for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities; we are the first LGBT Center in the state of Ohio and one of 55 universities nation wide that offers Gender Neutral Housing. That said, we still have a lot of work in creating a community environment (on and off campus) that is truly safe and celebratory of people of all genders, orientations, and expressions of identity. As a center we hope that people come to understand and believe that when we say "all are welcome" we truly mean "ALL are welcome"...people of all orientations, genders, and identities.
The resources throughout our website are a starting point for delving into the complex and fascinating world of gender and sexuality. Our website is not an exhaustive resource but we hope that it provides a starting place for answering questions and answering questions sparked from your initial questions--its an evolving, ongoing journey of deconstructing and reconstructing perspectives of how we individually and collectively live into sexuality and gender. Because it seems that every day we discover a new aspect or way of understanding sexuality and gender, we are always looking for new resources to help people on their personal and professional journeys. If you would like to suggest adding something to our website you think would be great to share with others, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the center continues to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of the university and of our geographic location, we invite you to be part of the effort to create spaces where folks across the spectrums of sexuality, gender, and coming out feel affirmed in whatever ways needed. Whether you need suggestions of places to eat, resources to help your roommate who just came out, a quiet study space, a place to engage in thought provoking and action inspiring conversation, multiple opportunities to color unicorns, or want to help with awareness raising programming within Ohio University and Southeastern Ohio, the LGBT Center is the place for you and is here for you.
With bobcat rainbow warrior fierceness,
A Bobcat's Guide to LGBT Life!
The guide provides an overview of the LGBT Center and of queer resources on and off campus.
LGBT Mentorship Program Launched!
The LGBT Center has started a mentor program during the Fall 2014 semester. This new program will give new OHIO students the opportunity to connect with other folks in the LGBTQIA community here at OHIO. Check back next Spring for the Fall 2015 Mentorship application.
We have a huge Resource section on this website. Click the RESOURCES tab on the left to access our library listings, coming out hints, ally information, resource links and more. Also check out this FEATURED resource about LGBT History!