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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual and aromantic (LGBTQiA+) students, staff and faculty are valued and affirmed members of Texas State. As an underrepresented community, LGBTQiA+ persons contribute to and participate in the diversity of Texas State University.
PRIDE | Inclusive Excellence
Since 2000, Texas State has created and established programs to promote awareness about sexual and gender identities through education and training.
Our belief is that LGBTQiA+ persons excel as members of Texas State when their full identities are included and affirmed. Information on this page is provided with the intention of promoting visible support, increasing safe spaces, challenging oppression (homophobia, transphobia and heterosexism), and improving the knowledge and understanding of Texas State Allies.
June is Pride Month
June 1 – 30, 2022
Pride Month is celebrated annually from June 1 to June 30 in honor of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 in Greenwich Village, New York City. The Stonewall Uprising was a response to intense police brutality and the criminalization of trans and queer people and the businesses that served them. The Stonewall Uprising, along with a series of events and uprisings before and after, brought the LGBTQIA+ movement for equal rights into a broader consciousness. Prior to the Stonewall Uprising, the first gay rights organization was formed in the United States in 1924 and Christine Jorgensen publicly transitioned in 1952. The first Pride March was held on June 28, 1970 to raise greater awareness about discrimination and inequality in employment, housing, and laws. Pride began as a Gay Pride Day and grew into a global and month-long series of events including marches, parades, workshops, festivals, and commemorations. Today, Pride Month continues as a time for celebration and to promote greater support for equal rights and protection for members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Allies at Texas State Student Training
Students who wish to become Allies of Texas State must attend and complete a full training.
Note: Professors offering this training as extra credit to students should notify students of the 2 hour commitment needed to complete course training.
At the end of the training, individuals have the option of signing a contract required to become an Ally. Those who sign the contract will receive an Ally of Texas State placard and/or pin that can be picked up in Inclusive Excellence. These items symbolize understanding, support, and trust. They also signify a "safe place" which is a location and environment where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak in confidence and receive help, advice and support.
Note: Faculty and staff members wishing to become Allies of Texas State must register and attend the LGBTQiA Allies Training through Organizational Development and Communications.
Our Programs & Resources
ADVOCATS PEER EDUCATORS
This team of student peer educators facilitate the Allies of Texas (Student Only) Trainings to Texas State students and contribute to the growing number of Allies on campus.
To apply, click HERE
The focus of this program is to encourage personal development and celebration in areas of involvement, community, academics, social justice, and activism.
We recognize historically underrepresented students at Texas State which include communities of Latino/a/x + and Hispanic students, Black students, LGBTQiA+ students, students with disabilities, Indigenous students, Veteran students, Asian and Pacific Islander students, students of color and students of underrepresented religious/spiritual communities.
We are here for Support
LGBTQIA+ Support and Empowerment Group
Thursdays | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | LBJSC Room 5-4.1
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It can be empowering to join with others to discuss the impact that your sexual, romantic, and/or gender identities have on crucial aspects of your life. This group will allow members to share life experiences, examine issues related to LGBTQIA+ identity, explore and define personal identity, improve relationships with others, and be part of an inclusive and supportive environment.