LGBT+ at Loyola

A variety of support exists for LGBT+ identifying students at Loyola. Discrimination, violence, and hateful acts against LGBT+ students at Loyola will not be tolerated. Should you experience or witness a bias incident at Loyola, we encourage you to report it so that we can better protect and educate our students. 

We encourage students to celebrate their identities! Keep an eye out for these LGBT affirming events happening in the Spring 2017 semester.

Q-Mic

In the tradition of LGBT+ story sharing events, at this event series, students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to share their personal stories around various ideas and themes. Students may choose to take a traditional storytelling approach, or they may tell their story through song or any other art form. To be scheduled for Q-Mic, pitch your idea for the theme to Moira Phippen at mpphippe@loyno.edu at least 2 weeks prior to the event. 

  • January 12th, 5:00-6:30PM, Meet & Greet & Introduction Event, "Queer" - What are your personal, positive, negative, or other experiences with this word? Where did you first hear it? Talk it through!
  • February 9th, 5:00-6:30PM, "Bodies" - What is your relationship with your own, L, G, B, T, Q, + body? Your partners'? How has your relationship with your body changed over time?
  • March 9th, 6:00-8:30PM, "Feminism" - (In collaboration with the Women's Resource Center) - When did you first start thinking about feminism? What relationship, if any, does your LGBT+ identity have with feminism?

Signature Events & Outings

Don't miss the following major events next semester!

  • Let's Get Campy: An actual camping trip for LGBT+ students to craft, meet one another, and escape the bustle of campus! More info coming soon. Save the date for 3/31/17-4/1/17.
  • Welcome Back Picnic/Queer in the Park: Meet in the horseshoe on the St. Charles side of campus at 12:30PM on 4/18 after Spring Break and join us as we walk over to Audubon Park for a potluck picnic. 

Additional Resources

  • Q-Advocates LGBT+ Inclusion Training: Whether you identify in the community or not, this training helps you learn about language used by and for the LGBT+ community as well as develop skills supporting LGBT+ peers. 
  • Brave Spaces Dialogue Series: These intersectional social justice dialogues frequently incorporate LGBT+ issues. 
  • Spectrum, formerly "Queer Student Alliance": Join this student organization to meet other LGBT+ students, engage in service in the LGBT+ community, and hang out! 
  • LGBT+ Library Archives: This helpful resource created by the Loyola Library can assist you in finding LGBT+ related research and primary sources. 

Need more information, or support? Moira Phippen (mpphippe@loyno.edu) is available to chat, help you navigate resources for name/gender records changes, and more.