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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

Students holding a Pride flag in front of Evans Hall

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

VIRTUAL ASPIRING ALLY

We are offering a virtual Aspiring Ally training on August 19 at 1 PM. You can register to the training here.

QUEER MURAL PAINTING

Come join us to relax, paint, and make connections at the Queer Mural Painting event. Help us celebrate LGBTQ+ figures throughout history and their contributions to our society. The event will be at the Union Courtyard, from 1 PM - 3 PM on Thursday, August 20.

DRAG BINGO

Come join us and celebrate our student drag performers while enjoying bingo and their incredible performance! The event will be hosted on the South Oval on Saturday, August 22 from 7-9 PM.

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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