Bobcat Equality Alliance (BEA)
BEA is a progressive student organization that works to promote and achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) equality, leadership and safe places. BEA seeks to be the political voice for the Texas State LGBTQ and Allies community on a wide variety of issues that include, but are not limited to: coming out; campus activism, school safety, and school climate; gender identity and expression; marriage; housing; workplace; discrimination; and health.
Lambda of Texas State
Lambda is a social student organization created in order to provide a positive social and educational environment for Texas State's homosexual, bisexual, transgender students and their straight allies. Lambda continues to provide social, political and service functions to its members and to heighten awareness in the community of the special characteristics, concerns and needs of its members. Lambda holds weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in the LBJ Student Center Room 3-9.1.
Alliance is a faculty and staff organization that encourages, promotes and celebrates the awareness, equality, social acceptance, non-discrimination and individual freedoms of all employees regardless of their sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity.
Welcome to the Family
Friday, August 29, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Free - Please bring your Texas State ID Card
Attention and welcome to new and incoming students!! Come mix and mingle with Texas State LGBTQI and Ally students, staff and faculty. This reception is a great opportunity to meet members of Lambda of Texas State, Bobcat Equality Alliance and AdvoCats. Learn about university resources and opportunities available to freshman and incoming students. Free refreshments and door prizes.
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The Biannual Meetings provide an opportunity to network with other Allies and to continue learning about the LGBTQI community. Past Biannul Meetings have brought nationally recognized LGBTQI advocates to campus, movie screenings and panel discussions. These meetings are open to all Allies of Texas State and any student, faculty, staff and community member who wishes to learn about the particular needs of the LGBTQIA community.
For times and locations please visit the Calendar.
Coming Out Week at Texas State
In observation of National Coming Out Day in October, the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion sponsors the Coming Out Week Calendar to promote all LGBTQIA-related events on campus and around the local community. In addition, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Lambda of Texas State, Bobcat Equality Alliance, Trans*cend at Texas State, and Bobcat PRIDE at Texas State collaborate to provide various programs throughout the week. Please visit the Calendar for a list of events.
Lavender Graduation Celebration
The Lavender Graduation Celebration is a cultural celebration that recognizes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Queer, Intersexed and Ally students by acknowledging their achievements and contributions at Texas State. This program is sponsored by the Office of Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Diversity and Inclusion.
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Allies of Texas State Training (Students)
Student-Only Trainings are coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Allies Peer Educators facilitate the four hour trainings.
Allies of Texas State Training (Faculty & Staff)
Trainings for faculty and staff are coordinated by Texas State Alliance and the Office of Professional Development. Participants will receive four (4) CPE credits upon completion of workshop.
The Allies of Texas State program is on a search for passionate student leaders who are interested in serving the Texas State community by becoming Peer-Educator Facilitators. Students interested in becoming a facilitator are encouraged to fill out the Peer-Educator Facilitator Application and will be asked to participate in a day of training in early February. For any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Safe Office Program
A Safe Office is a place where 75% or more of all full-time (FTE) have completed the four hour Allies Training. In addition, Safe Offices pledge to:
Advocats is a programming team under the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs comprised of staff and students lead by the MSA Coordinator for LGBTQIA Programs. The group's mission is to prepare students that identify with the LGBTQIA community to be responsible and affirming leaders in a global society. Advocats provides student based, community-led educational outreach programs that address heterosexism and homophobia.
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LGBTQIA Advisory Council
The LGBTQIA Advisory Council is comprised of various faculty and staff members who meet once per semester to assist the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI) by assessing current LGBTQIA programs offered by SDI and provide feedback and suggestions to better serve LGBTQIA students on campus.
Texas State University is committed to making its campus a more inclusive campus for all faculty, staff, students and visitors. Please visit the link below to see a list of all gender-neutral restrooms on campus.
To read more about the Coming Out Process and other educational information related to the LGBTQIA Community please visit the following link: Learn More
Below are lists of national and local resources that include financial, faith-based and spirituality, health, news, polical and legal, social media, support and advocacy services and opportunities for LGBTQI persons and Allies. These lists are intended to promote awareness of available resources. Please contact the respective organization or company for detailed and specific information. List of Local and National Resources
We do our best to identify resources that are available to LGBTQI persons. However, if there are resources that you would like to include or suggest, then complete the online form to send us your recommendation(s).
This report is meant for any LGBTQI person or Ally who wishes to report an incident and/or request for assistance. Reporting an incident allows the us to have statistics that can be presented to the administration in order to address LGBTQIA safety needs.You can report an incident anonymously.