A safe and welcoming place
Live in Iris House with other LGBTQ+ students. Join the Union Pride club. Take part in annual events such as the Pride fest during Pride Week in the Spring term. Find support related to coming out or being out from designated members of the campus community who have trained to be Allies.
In short, feel free to be yourself and express your sexual orientation and gender identity, no matter what form it takes.
Union is committed to fostering and maintaining an environment that is welcoming and safe for all students and employees. We offer an array of resources to help members of the LGBTQ+ community fit in, grow and thrive; to end discrimination and bias; and to promote awareness, understanding, and acceptance of gender variations.
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FORGE: national transgender anti-violence organization - Trans Sexual Violence Survivors: A Self-Help Guide to Healing and Understanding - Sexual Violence Support/Healing listserv empowers and supports LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex, Ally) primary and secondary survivors of sexual violence. Currently, participation is comprised primarily of transgender/gender non-conforming individuals and loved ones.
Western New York Anti-Violence Project: supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer, questioning or gender non-conforming victims of violence, and works to lessen and prevent violent crimes against the LGBTQ community.
The Trevor Project: Help and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. Hotline: 1-(866)-488-7386
LGBT National Hotline: Call center that refers to over 15,000 resources across the country that support LGBTQ individuals. Hotline: 1-(888)-843-4564