Welcome

Welcome to the LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs' LGBTQ Project and Safe Space Campaign Website.

We work to make LSU a safer space for all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. There are various ways for you to get involved in the work we are doing on campus and in the community including: mentorship with First Contact, engagement with Spectrum or Qroma, attending Safe Space Training or volunteering for a LGBTQ Project Event.

 

Upcoming Events

   

Trans Day of Rememberance

November 20| 7:45pm-8:30pm

We will take this time at the Women's Center to congregate and remember the trans individuals who have died due to transphobia. We will hold a panel to discuss the importance of this day to our community. Local community organizer and activist Shamaka Schumake will be speaking.

 

Trans Day of Celebration

November 21|6:00-7:30pm

Join us at the Women's Center to celebrate not just the trans women who started the LGBTQ+ movement, but also the trans people in LSU's community. 

 

World AID's Day

December 1 | 10AM-4PM

The Student Health Center will be providing condoms and education on HIV prevention in Free Speech Alley 10am-2pm.

The Planned Parenthood Student Group will teach safer sex that is queer inclusive at the Women's Center from 2pm to 4pm.


LGBTQ+ Information

Point Foundation

The Point Foundation provides schoalrship for LGBTQ+ undergradtue and graduates students. The application process opens November 1 and closeses January 29.

Poverty in the LGBTQ+ Community

The National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce published information on how poverty impacts the LGBTQ+ community in the United States.
Some of their findings report that:

United States Transgender Study

The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) is the largest survey of transgender people's experiences in the United States. The survey's main foci are:

Pew Research's Findings on LGBTQ+ Americans

Rise in LGBTQ+ Americans
[image of a graph; it shows an increase in numbers of Americans identifying as LGBTQ+ from 8.3 million in 2012 to 10.1 million in 2016]

The Pew Research Center through a Gallup poll discovered 5 findings on the American LGBTQ+ community.
One of the findings being that the numbers of LGBTQ+ identifying Americans is rising.
18-36 year old individuals are most likely to identify as LGBTQ+.