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 

Lavender Coffee

February 3|4:00-6:00pm

The LGBTQ+ Project invites queer graduate students to a Saturday coffee break at the LGBTQ Resource Room in the Women’s Center. Lavender Coffee is held on the first Saturday of every month.

General Safe Space Training

February 23|1:00-4:00pm

Join us at the Women's Center for our Safe Space Training. The training will help to provide you with tools, skills, and understanding to better support LGBTQ+ community members.

Louisiana Queer Conference

April 14-15th | 10AM-5PM

April 14th will begin LaQC, the largest student run conference of its kind in the region. We will have workshops and panels featuring academic research and information on LGBTQ+ issues and topics. 

April 15th will be the final day, with a breakdown of the current state of affairs. We will also have a keynote speaker!

Lavender Graduation

May 8|1:00-3:00pm

 

 


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+.