In recognition of National Coming Out Day on October 11, 2014, the "You Are Not Alone" list was published in the Daily Orange. This list contains the names of over 400 SU students, faculty, staff and alumni who have signed on to spread a message of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, and asexual communities (people with marginalized genders and sexualities) and their allies. Click the link below to see a PDF of this year's list!
First Year, Transfer and Students New to the LGBT Community: Please click here to see some of the services we offer specifically for you.
STOP Bias is an educational campaign dedicated to preventing acts of bias on the SU campus.
Please visit our Student Reporter page for more information on requesting interviews for class projects and campus publications.
Click here to sign up for our listserves!
The vision of the Syracuse University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center is to serve with integrity people with marginalized genders and sexualities. By being in relationship with other people, we examine, learn, and understand our collective responsibility to create more inclusive communities. We encourage thoughtful explorations of gender and sexuality as they are informed by the complexity of our identities.
We intentionally adopted, in our new mission, vision, and values, the language of “marginalized genders and sexualities,” rather than adding to the commonly known moniker of LGBT. We believe it is impossible to represent the diversity of sexual and gender identities and expressions encompassed in our communities through additional letters, which diminish their value and significance. We also believe it is problematic to use an additive method because of the limitations it puts on the possibilities of our identities and diminishes our goal of inclusivity. For us, marginalization (lacking societal recognition, agency, and visibility) is theoretically aligned with our social justice values and framework, and demonstrates a broader commitment to ending oppression and reaching liberation.
The mission of the Syracuse University LGBT Resource Center is to embody our values of awareness, community, integrity, and social justice. We offer services to those with marginalized genders and sexualities by offering intentional programs, developing relationships that lead to meaningful dialogues, providing education and resources, cultivating leadership, engaging in advocacy, and collaborating with others.
Click here to learn more about the LGBT Resource Center staff!
We have recently transitioned our library holdings to a new online catalog through LibraryThing.com. The new catalog offers tags, searches, and links to related items. All resource library items are available for SU/SUNY-ESF students, faculty and staff for up to one week. A maximum of two items can be checked out at one time. We welcome you to come over and browse our collection, or simply look online!
October 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM
750 Ostrom Ave
Embody is a discussion group for gender questioning, genderqueer, gender non-conforming and trans* identified students, faculty and staff. Embody meets every other Wednesday at 6:00 PM at the LGBT Resource Center, located at 750 Ostrom Ave. Embody is facilitated by Chase Catalano (firstname.lastname@example.org). **Please note that Embody is not open for observation or class projects**
October 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Safer People, Safer Spaces is a 3 hour training that is as close to comprehensive as we can provide in that time. Safer People, Safer Spaces will incorporate many different activities and provide participants with a variety of ways to engage and develop their sense of allyship. Due to the intensive structure of this training, it is limited to a minimum of 20 participants and a maximum of 30 participants in each session. Safer People, Safer Spaces stickers will be provided at the end of this training. To sign up, email email@example.com.
October 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM
New 2 'Quse is a discussion group for students who are new to SU/ESF and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) campus communities. New 2 'Quse meets weekly in the Fall semester and every other week in the Spring semester on Mondays at 6:00 PM at the LGBT Resource Center, located at 750 Ostrom Ave. New 2 'Quse is facilitated by Abby Fite (firstname.lastname@example.org). **Please note that New 2 'Quse is not open for observation or class projects**
October 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Don't miss this opportunity to hear Laverne Cox, trans* activist and star of Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black," deliver the annual Coming Out Month keynote address.
October 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM
750 Ostrom Ave
Fusion is a discussion group for people of color who identify within LGBTQ communities to gather and celebrate the diversity within our communities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! Fusion meets every other Thursday at 7:00 PM at the LGBT Resource Center, located at 750 Ostrom Ave. Fusion is facilitated by Michael Riley (email@example.com). **Please note that Fusion is not open for observation or class projects**
Allyship is a process built through relationships; it requires commitment, understanding, hope, and humility. We believe allyship also requires a dedication to continuous self-awareness and self-exploration. Recognizing and understanding the pervasiveness of privilege and oppression, both across and within identity groups, is integral to ally development. Allies are accountable for the influence and impact of their actions to the broader social world, and our goal is that allies will ultimately join in efforts to achieve liberation.