Interested in better understanding LGBTQ Identities?
Want to know the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity?
Committed to creating safer spaces in the community for people of all genders and orientations?
The OHIO LGBT Center, in collaboration with Athens Area PFLAG, is offering a FREE 2-hour workshop to help participants better understand queer identities while also exploring strategies on how to be an ally to LGBTQ folks in Athens and in Southeastern Ohio. The presentation is open to ALL members of the community including businesses, teachers/school employees, faith groups, parents, social workers and mental health professionals…ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS DISCUSSION AND EFFORT TO HELP MAKE ATHENS SAFER FOR ALL.
Saturday August 2, 2014
Athens Public Library (Large Conference Room)
30 Home Street, Athens, OH 45701
Questions and/or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 740*593*0239
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 email@example.com.
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,
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LGBT Mentorship Program Launched!
The LGBT Center wants to start a mentor program for the Fall 2014 semester. This will give new OHIO students the opportunity to connect with other folks in the LGBTQIA community here at OHIO. If you're interested in getting involved, either as a mentor or mentee, please fill out the application here.