09/12/2013 08:54 AM
BATON ROUGE – On Thursday, Sept. 19, the LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs’ LGBTQ
Project and Safe Space Campaign will host Rainbow Rush, an annual campus and community
resource fair for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning, or LGBTQ,
students and those who support them. The event is supported by Spectrum and the Student
Equality Project, the two organizations on campus for LGBTQ students and their allies.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ LGBTQ Project & Safe Space Campaign actively
works to make LSU a safer space for all students, faculty and staff regardless of
sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The project emphasizes
providing educational opportunities, ongoing professional development, and programming
for students, staff, faculty and administration about the unique challenges that LGBTQ
individuals and their allies often encounter.
Rainbow Rush provides an opportunity for students to meet other students, as well
as faculty and staff members who are committed to moving LGBTQ issues forward on campus.
Participating organizations include Spectrum and the Student Equality Project, as
well as Feminists in Action, or FIA, and campus departments like the Women’s Center,
Student Health Center and Women’s and Gender Studies. Guests will have a chance to
meet and talk with representatives from community resources like Metropolitan Community
Church, Capital City Alliance, and Louisiana Trans Advocates and Equality Louisiana,
just to name a few.
For more information, contact Ronda M. Williams, assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-578-6262.
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013