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Romeo Jackson
NIU junior Romeo Jackson, a contract major with an emphasis in intersectionality and social justice, traveled Feb. 21 to Washington, D.C. to take part in the Black LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Emerging Leaders Day. The event was sponsored by National Black Justice Coalition, in partnership with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and...
Beginning Tuesday, March 4, NIU will celebrate Women’s History Month by hosting a series of events focused on civil rights. Rebekah Kohli, program coordinator for NIU’s Women’s Studies Program, said that this year is a good time to reflect on American society. “Since this year is the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act,...
Will & Grace
“Who’s the Fool? Gay and Lesbian Representation in ‘Will & Grace’ and ‘Rosanne’ ” will kick off this spring’s Third Thursday Speaker Series, sponsored by the LGBT Studies Program. Each academic year, the LGBT Studies Program sponsors a series of brown-bag lunch presentations featuring LGBT research or scholarship by NIU faculty members or graduate students. All...
NIU Ally logo
The NIU LGBT & Women’s Resource Center is now accepting Ally Award nominations for its annual Ally Awards recognition ceremony, scheduled Wednesday, April 9. Ally Awards are a way to recognize individuals, departments, and groups who have done something positive for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) community. The event is co-sponsored by the...
LGBT and Women's Resource Center
NIU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center has a new address. Staff spent Thursday moving to the center’s new digs at 105 Normal Road – the building known at the Women’s Resource Center – and will officially open the doors Monday. Throughout the spring semester, the department will operate under the working name of “LGBT...
Molly Holmes
Molly Holmes is assuming the role of the director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center and Women’s Resource Center (WRC). Over the next nine months, Holmes will lead the staffs of both centers in a strategic planning process that will include opportunities for key stakeholders to contribute to shaping this new department. The...
LGBTQA Leadership and Activism camp logo
NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming will offer Gay/Straight Alliance: LGBTQA Leadership and Activism, a new summer camp for students entering grades 9 through 12. Scheduled from Sunday, July 7, through Friday, July 12, the camp represents an opportunity for lesbian-, gay-, bisexual-, transgender-, queer-, questioning- and ally-identified high school students who...
Photo of LGBTQ flag
October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) History Month, and NIU’s LGBT Resource Center will celebrate by hosting and co-sponsoring several events. Events begin Tuesday, Oct. 2, with the the fourth annual “You-Are-Loved” campus-wide chalking campaign. Uplifting messages aimed at combating hateful language used to discriminate against the LGBTQ community will be displayed. “Trans...
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center logo
NIU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center announces its Fall 2012 Ally Program training, encouraging faculty, staff and students to register. The Ally Program is a campus-wide program designed to foster a welcoming and supportive campus environment for LGBTQ individuals by creating a visible network of allies. The program supports the Division of Student Affairs...
Bisexual activist Robyn Ochs will speak from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Room 405 of the Holmes Student Center. The award-winning Ochs will give a dynamic presentation highlighting the often misunderstood “B” in LGBTQ. An advocate for the rights of people of all orientations and genders, her work focuses on raising awareness...
Mack H. Lewis II
NIU senior sociology major Mack H. Lewis II attended this July’s Campus Pride’s fifth annual Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp, aptly called “Camp Pride.” The five-day long leadership institute, the only national program of its kind, is geared toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally student leaders from colleges and universities across the United States....
NIU’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center has announced the re-launch of the online peer support program Q-Connect. The Q-Connect program is for students who have questions about sexual and/or gender identity. All online interactions with trained mentors are anonymous, and users are able to ask questions related to LGBT topics. The program launch...
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