LGBTQA Resource Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Ally (LGBTQA) Resource Center strives to provide related programs, services, trainings, and activities on campus. The Resource Center houses a library as well as information for networking and referrals for the LGBTQA community at Gallaudet University and the broader campus. We strive to serve as a catalyst to ensure a responsive and supportive environment that promotes equity, inclusion, academic success, and social justice for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions at Gallaudet University. You can learn more about the LGBTQA Resource Center and our background, mission statement, resources, and hours/locations by clicking the links to the left. 

LGBTQA Resource Center Materials; Brochure; Wristband; Keychain; Notepad


LGBTQA Pride Presenters Lecture Series: Bear Bergman - Working My Way Out Join us at JSAC MPR during Common Time on Tuesday, October 27th for "Working My Way Out: Reflections on Trans Identity," an offering of the LGBTQA Resource Center Pride Presenters Lecture Series 2015-2016.

By turns poignant and funny, this presentation illustrates S. Bear Bergman's personal journey of self-discovery through stories about family, religion, navigating multiple identities, and growing up different.Through informational and personal anecdotes, Bergman further illuminates and demystifies transgender-linked topics including hormones, surgeries, 'social gender,' gatekeepers, identification (and its discontents), and all the nuts, bolts, mechanics, fears, hopes, and dreams before and beneath a gender change.ASL/English interpretation will be provided.Co-hosted by Deaf-REACH and the Office of Diversity and Equity for Students, LGBTQA Resource Center. 
Queer and Trans Safe Sex Workshop

Everyone, LGBTQ and allied, is welcome to this discussion of bodies, language, behaviors, and desires (and coming!)! Bear Bergman will lead this Sex Ed. workshop that emphasizes LGBTQ folks' particular concerns and needs (and special opportunities for fun and frolic) that are often left out of typical Sex Ed classes. With queer and trans folks in mind, we'll talk about what can be adapted for our bodies and how to do it safely. Here's a chance to learn about the care, feeding, and delight of your tingly bits (and/or those of your partner) in a safe, queer-friendly, and trans-positive environment. 

Pizza dinner included!!! RSVP to let us know you're coming so we can be sure to get enough pizza!

ASL/English interpretation will be provided. For more information, contact

Co-hosted by Deaf-REACH, Gallaudet University Health and Wellness Programs, and the Gallaudet University Office of Diversity and Equity for Students, LGBTQA Resource Center.

Eager to learn more about asexuality? Everyone's welcome to join us on Thursday, Oct. 29th at the JSAC MPR during Common Time for "Asexual Love: How the Ace Community Fights Stigma by Radically Redefining Intimacy."

David Jay, founder of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), will be leading this interactive presentation about identity and intimacy in the asexual community. Special emphasis will be placed on how people on the asexual spectrum construct their identities as well as on intimate relationships within the community.

ASL/English interpretation will be provided.Email for more information.

Asexual Love: David Jay

On Thursday, November 5th, at the Gallaudet University JSAC MPR during Common Time, Dr. Michela Balocchi will present on "Intersex Human Rights and International Developments."Dr. Balocchi's presentation falls during the period marked by Intersex Awareness Day, October 26, and Intersex Solidarity Day, November 8. Intersex is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of natural bodily variations in sex characteristics (chromosomal, gonadal, and/or anatomical).

For those born with atypical anatomy, the traditional practice has been early surgical aesthetic intervention and hormonal therapy to orient the individual child's characteristics to "one of the two sexes" considered to be socially and culturally acceptable. As intersex adults have testified in more recent times, these unnecessary treatments have painful and irreversible physical effects, as well as negative psychological outcomes and trauma.

An international intersex human rights movement is underway to promote self-determination and bodily integrity as well as to stop unnecessary practices including infant genital surgery, non-consensual medical treatment, infanticide and abortion. Dr. Balocchi will provide an introduction and overview of intersex issues, share recent research, and discuss international developments in intersex human rights.

LGBTQA Pride Presenters Lecture Series: Intersex Human Rights



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