Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Allies Committee
Being an ally is powerful; LGBTA Journal Club Thursday! (ARTICLE TO BE DISCUSSED HERE)
Are you interested in developing more awareness and sensitivity toward LGBT matters? We will discuss a recent publication from the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry titled: Positive Aspects of Being a Heterosexual Ally to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People.
This is the first Journal club meeting for LGBT issues sponsored by the LGBTA committee of the CEOD. The discussion group is designed to give our campus more insight into LGBT issues through a literature lens. This is a 'Lunch and Learn', so be sure to get your lunch on the way to the meeting! Please see the attached article, we will summarize the article and discuss. Don’t have time to read? Attend anyway! Even though the article is only two pages long, we understand you may not have time to have read it before Thursday!
Meaning of the letters
The meaning of the letters LGBTA. L is Lesbian, G is Gay, B is Bisexual, T is Transgender, A is an ally or supporter. Often Q and I are added. Q is added to the mix to signify Queer or Questioning and I is Intersex, a person born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesnt seem to fit the typical definitions of male or female.
A handy guide by Sam Killerman of http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com
NATIONAL LGBTQIA ORGANIZATIONS/SITES
Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN):www.asexuality.org
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere: www.colage.org
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals:www.lgbtcampus.org
GLBT National Help Center : www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation: www.glaad.org
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: www.glma.org
Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals:www.noglstp.org
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network: www.glsen.org
Human Rights Campaign: www.hrc.org
Immigration Equality : http://immigrationequality.org
Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org
Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health (support for LBT women addressing serious illness) : www.whitman-walker.org/mautnerproject
National Center for Lesbian Rights: www.nclrights.org
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs : www.avp.org
National LGBTQ Task Force: www.thetaskforce.org
Out and Equal Workplace Advocates: www.outandequal.org
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: www.pflag.org
Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org
Pride at Work: www.prideatwork.org
The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies (LGBTA) Committee supports LGBTA faculty, staff and students in the University Community. The committee works to create a visible network of support and serves as a resource for the UMMS LGBT community.
The LGBTA committee provides in collaboration with the DIO education related to Safe Space and Allies. The educations are an opportunity for participants to become members of the University network of support and to assure that UMMS is a safe place for everyone. In addition, the LGBTA committee regularly presents educational, cultural and social programs to support a community of inclusion.
It is important for Staff and Faculty to be involved! Contact the co-chair, go to an event or meeting or contact CEOD via Fernanda Gama (email).