The LGBTQ & Gender Program Coordinator serves UNLV’s LGBTQ student communities. They are responsible for creating programs, facilitating student workshops, and providing resources with the goal of affirming, educating, and empowering students. They also lead and work alongside LGBTQ students to create a queer and trans-affirming campus through education, outreach, programming, and structural change. Two major programmatic months are LGBTQ Pride and Womxn’s HerStory Month where the Program Coordinator strives to center queer, trans, and women of color.
Services & Programs
The following are key programs and services offered to UNLV students:
- QTPOC MeetUps
- Monthly programs to build community with queer and trans people of color. Topics range from game days to conversations about racism in queer and trans communities.
- LGBTQ Financial Aid Night
- In collaboration with UNLV Financial Aid, this event is usually held in the fall to support queer and trans students. The goal is to increase students' understanding of the financial aid process and address the needs of LGBTQ communities.
- Lavender Graduation
- An annual event to celebrate LGBTQ students who have completed their program of study. “In 1995, the first Lavender Graduation ceremony was coordinated at the University of Michigan by then LGBT Campus Resource Center director Ronni Sanlo. Dr. Sanlo realized that LGBT students needed to be recognized for “not only their achievements but for surviving their college years” - LGBT Resource Center, USC
- Ace Week
- Formerly Asexual Awareness Week, is an international campaign dedicated to raising awareness and expanding education of asexuality. Learn more about Ace Week at their source page.
- Trans @ UNLV
There are many resources and services available for student success at UNLV and our local community. The following is a sampling of those resources:
- About Pronouns
- UNLV Spectrum
- Gender Neutral Restrooms (UNLV)
- What's Tea?: The Queer and Trans People of Color Cultural Resource Guide
- Trans Student Educational Resources
- Trans LifeLine
- The Center
- Queer Anti-Violence Project
- OutRight Action International (formerly the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission)
- Trans People of Color Coalition
- InterAct Youth
- Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN)
- Compete Magazine