LGBTQ Student Resource Center
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Student Resource Center provides resources, services, and programs for students that may have questions pertaining to the lives of LGBT students or students that already identify as LGBT and are looking for a safe space. The center is designed to create a safe, inclusive Indiana State University community regardless of a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. The Center will actively collaborate with the Spectrum student organization.
Spectrum (Student Organization Partner)
Spectrum is the student-led organization at Indiana State University that exists to unify gender and sexual minorities and their allies. Through programming and community outreach, Spectrum works to strengthen the community and create an environment that fosters acceptance for anyone, regardless of sexuality or gender identity.
Spectrum encompasses a broad range of individuals from different backgrounds who are committed to equality. We come from the campus community, area colleges, and the Terre Haute community. If you are interested in joining Spectrum, join us during the academic year Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on the 3rd floor of HMSU. Visit our website http://www2.indstate.edu/spectrum/ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get involved.
International Pronoun Day
International Pronouns Day seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.
Take the Pronoun Pledge at https://thepronounproject.com/
Learn about gender (The Pronoun Project)
Educate yourself on different gender expressions. Begin with the basics.
Rethink your approach (The Pronoun Project)
Consider gender diversity in your creative, strategy and design process. Challenge the status quo.
- Acknowledge the gender spectrum
- Design for all genders
- Update your marketing agenda
- Challenge your partners
Apply a wider lens (The Pronoun Project)
Incorporate an expanded view of gender in your work. Start small; think big.
PRIDE happens every year in June around the country. The original date was chosen to pay homage to the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969 in New York City. This uprising sparked the gay rights movement. This event, sponsored by the Student Government Association and the LGBTQ Student Resource Center will become our annual PRIDE celebration.
Free and Open to All!
PRIDE Picnic – Friday, September 6, 2019 – DeDe Plaza – 12pm-2pm
PRIDE Carnival – Saturday, September 7, 2019 – DeDe II/III – 12pm-4pm
Bisexual Awareness Week – September 23-30, 2019
The Bisexual Awareness Week, also known as BiWeek, is an annual celebration week held in September, on the week containing the 23rd, which is Celebrate Bisexuality Day. The celebration promotes acceptance of the bisexual community as well as attempts to create a platform for advocating bisexual rights.
Bisexuals represent more than 50% of the LGBTQ community. Bisexual Awareness Week is a platform to recognize bisexual and LGBTQ advocacy throughout history. Following the creation of Bisexuality day, GLAAD co-founded the Bisexual Awareness Week to educate people on obstacles faced by the bisexual community, as well as to set policies that ensure bisexual acceptance and social integration.
Blue Shirt Day – Monday , October 7, 2019 – DeDe Plaza – 12-3 PM
This year, for the 12th Annual World Day of Bullying Prevention™, we chose MAKE BULLYING HISTORY as our message. It is critical that students stand together in solidarity and make this the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world. Their voices combined with wearing blue, speak for all of our youth who are tormented by bullying, cyberbullying, cruelty, hatred, racism, homophobia and LGBTQ discrimination.
An initiative of STOMP Out Bullying, students across the globe wear blue with stronger voices and stand together to MAKE BULLYING HISTORY! The first 100 to sign in receive a Blue Shirt Day shirt!
This workshop series was designed to be safe space for open and honest dialogue surrounding the intersections of the LGBT community.
Please take not of dates, times, and locations. They will vary.
- Mental Health and Wellness – Thursday, October 10, 2019 – HMSU 421 – 5-7 PM
- LGBTQ Politics, Queer Theory, and International Relations – Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – 5-6:30 PM – HMSU 307
- Trans Experience 200 – Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – HMSU 421 – 5-6:30 PM
- Coming Out in the Black Community –Wednesday, February 12, 2020 – HMSU 421– 6-7 PM
- PRIDE Culture – Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – HMSU 421 – 6-8 PM
Trans Day of Remembrance – Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – DeDe I 5:30-7 P PM
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
LGBTQ+ National History Month: October 2019
In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. They selected October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.
Gay and Lesbian History Month was endorsed by GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Education Association and other national organizations. In 2006 Equality Forum assumed responsibility for providing content, promotion and resources for LGBT History Month.
Celebrate Our Heritage
The LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions.
All events are open and free to the public.
Hulman Memorial Student Union
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Resource Center Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM