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

 

October's Lavender Coffee

October 7  | 4pm to 6pm

 

The LGBTQ+ Project invites queer graduate students to “Lavender Coffee,” a Saturday coffee break at the Women’s Center, occuring every first Saturday of the month. Lavender Coffee will not occur during home games.

 

National Coming Out Day

October 11 | 11am-9pm


We are dedicating this day to a series of events all focused on coming out. Join us for our events!

 

General Safe Space Training

October 20 | 6pm-9pm
November 17 | 1pm-4pm

Join us at the Women's Center for a general Safe Space Training. In the training you will learn some basic LGBTQ terminology and ways to make your language more inclusive, identify some of the privileges of being a straight non-transgender person, discuss the coming out process, and go over some ways that you can be a better ally to LGBTQ students on your campus.

 

 

 


LGBTQ+ Information

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+.