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Women’s & LGBTQA Services
The Gender and Sexuality Student Services Office (GSSSO) provides safe spaces for all members of the Metropolitan State University community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The GSSSO facilitates responsiveness to the needs of women and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Ally (LGBTQA) communities through resources, education, outreach and advocacy. Gender and Sexuality support exists to provide programming, advocacy, support, outreach, information, and referrals that serve to educate and empower women and LGBTQA members of Metropolitan State. We value all women and LGBTQA people and their varied identities and experiences, and we seek to create a university-wide climate that supports and advocates for the diverse needs of these communities.
Women's Support Services:
Gender Student Support Services
Gender Services exists to directly address these and any other concerns that keep women from academic and personal success. While anything can be a women's issue, we recognize that there are certain issues that affect women disproportionately. These include (but are not limited to):
Women's Services Listserv:
Receive updates on scholarships, networking, and mentoring opportunities for women by signing up for the Women’s Services Listserv.
Email Women.Services@metrostate.edu to join the Women’s Services Listserv.
LGBTQA Support Services:
Through advocacy, academic advising, educational and social programs, LGBTQA support services are designed to enhance the educational experience of all LGBTQ students and their allies at Metropolitan State. The office serves all members of the Metropolitan State community interested in gaining a better understanding the LGBTQA community.
The Metropolitan State University LGBTQ Ally Training Program began in the spring of 1996 and has trained over one hundred students, staff, and outside community members to be allies to the LGBTQA community. An ally is a person who works toward combating homophobia, biphobia and heterosexism on both a personal and institutional level.
Members of the Metropolitan State community who wish to become recognized allies attend a two-session workshop and are provided with ally buttons and Ally stickers to display in their offices.
Get all the latest updates on LGBTQA national and local news. Receive details about upcoming programs, events, and meetings featuring a variety of diverse LGBTQA speakers and topics. Monthly newsletters will also be delivered to your inbox via the GLBT Listserv.
Email GLBT@metrostate.edu to join the GLBT Listserv.
LGBTQA Student Organization:
Our organization endeavors to provide a safe, accepting environment for Metropolitan State students through mutual support and informational social activities.
Lavender Bridge has evolved into an active organization that offers a variety of opportunities for Metropolitan State LGBTQA students, their friends, families and allies. Join us and thousands of others as we take part in:
- Check out the GSSSO book collection on our Library Thing catalog
- Metropolitan State has an impressive library collection of books and media about women’s and LGBTQA topics. Start with the Library Guides
- LGBTQ Community Resources Guide for local housing, food, violence prevention, and other community-based organizations providing Twin Cities much needed services and programs
For more information about any of the resources listed on this page, conatct Sabrina ("Saby") Labor:
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