Weekly Virtual LGBTQ+ Support Group
Mondays | 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST | Virtual
BGSU continues to make critical decisions in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus to safeguard our students, faculty, staff, and broader community. During this time, LGBTQ+ Programs and The Counseling Center will continue to offer a weekly LGBTQ+ and questioning support group on Mondays 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST in a virtual format. We understand class and work schedules may not allow you to participate in the entirety of a session or every session – because of this, we encourage you to "come as you are, when you can."
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Safe Zone Program
The Safe Zone Project at Bowling Green State University promotes awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people. This workshop series provides education concerning LGBTQ+ issues and seeks to improve the environment for LGBTQ+ people. The project's main goal is to build a support network of allies for BGSU's LGBTQ+ Community.
Big Gay Welcome
“Big Gay Welcome” is a fun and energetic community program hosted during BGSU’s Welcome Week. The program, held in BTSU’s ballroom, highlights facets of LGBTQ+ social culture through drag king and queen performances and through showcasing the talents of members of BGSU’s underrepresented communities. In the past this has included spoken word artists and university dance teams. Big Gay Welcome features acts mostly student acts and is hosted by a student leader in the LGBTQ+ community. This program has a secondary focus on educating interested students in how they can become involved with queer student organizations and with support groups hosted through the resource center. Lastly, the initiative allows new and returning students to begin establishing a campus climate inclusive of sexual and gender minorities.
“Lav Grad,” as we call it, is the recognition ceremony that honors LGBTQA students who are graduating seniors. The program provides a space for LGBTQ+ identifying graduates to celebrate their time at BGSU and recognize members within their community who have made their experience memorable. The LGBTQ+ resource center utilizes Lav Grad to recognize allies and students with “Friends of the Resource Center Awards” and celebrate the achievements of the past year.