Rainbow Rush to be Held Sept. 19

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 rondaw@lsu.edu or 225-578-6262.

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013