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Gender and Equality Center, LGBTQ Programs

The LGBTQ+ Program is a function of the Gender + Equality Center. The program works towards cultivating an affirming, educational, and diverse community for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff at the University of Oklahoma by providing engagement opportunities and educational resources. Learn more about our mission.

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The LGBTQ+ Program Advisory Board serves as the programming arm of the Gender + Equality Center’s LGBTQ+ Programs. From drag shows to trivia nights, the LGBTQ+ Program Advisory Board plans a variety of events for the Norman campus community. Any student is welcome to volunteer and apply!

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The LGBTQ+ Mentorship Program is a function of the OU Gender + Equality Center. The program seeks to provide support and guidance to students who are looking for a mentor in the LGBTQ+ community. New students will be paired with a peer mentor as well as an alumni with shared identities, professional, and/or academic goals.

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LGBTQ+ Orientation is the first event of the semester, hosted by the LGBTQ+ Program Advisory Board. We hope to connect our incoming students with on-campus and local resources to enhance their experience on campus.

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Aspiring Ally focuses on the continued growth of an individual on their Ally journey. Through our Aspiring Ally & Aspiring Ally 2.0 trainings, we provide the participants the foundational knowledge as well as a tool kit so you can make the commitment to aspire to be better, do better, and to continue to grow and learn.

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LGBTQ+ Programs

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The LGBTQ+ Program is a function of the Gender + Equality Center. The program works towards cultivating an affirming, educational, and diverse community for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff at the University of Oklahoma by providing engagement opportunities and educational resources.

Upcoming Events

Crimson & Queens 2021

No matter where you are, don't miss our annual Crimson & Queens drag show! This year's show will be hosted by Shangela and is entirely virtual and completely free. For more info and to RSVP for the show, visit our website.

Lavender Graduation

The Gender + Equality Center pleased to host our second annual Lavender Graduation for LGBTQIA+ students on Friday, May 7, 2021. Our keynote speaker for this year ceremony will be Representative Mauree Turner.

Resources

Looking to get involved in the LGBTQ+ community here at OU? Learn more about student groups, community networks, and more here.

Refresh yourself on LGBTQ+ terminology, learn more about intersecting identities, or get connected to resources by clicking here.

The LGBTQ+ community it a vast and diverse group of people. Learn more about the community and ways to support by signing up for one of our LGBTQ+ Aspiring Ally trainings. Learn more here.

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