The LGBTQA Resource Center was established on National Coming Out Day, October 11, 2011 to create an inclusive environment where Gallaudet University students of all sexual orientations and gender identities & expressions feel welcome, supported, valued and engaged. The Center is staffed by a full-time Coordinator with support from student paraprofessionals in the Office of Diversity and Equity for Students. Center services include:

  • Advising for individual students and groups
  • Advocacy leadership & promotion of LGBTQA-inclusive campus policies
  • Bias reporting, support, and referrals
  • Consultation on curriculum transformation in keeping with LGBTQA higher education best practices.  
  • Educational trainings and workshops on gender and sexuality
  • Information-dissemination on campus and electronically
  • LGBTQA Resource Library housed in the Office of Diversity and Equity for Students
  • Monthly newsletter with events, scholarships, & opportunities of interest
  • Student lounge, housed in the Office of Diversity and Equity for Students, a safe space
  • Project collaboration with groups and entities on and off campus
  • Rainbow Bison Directory of out LGBTQA staff and allies
  • Research support with Gallaudet University research pertaining to gender and sexuality
  • Transgender student, staff, & faculty resources
  • Transgender Task Force guidance and support

LGBTQA Resource Center programs and activities include:

  • Allies Network training
  • Coming Out Day programming
  • "LGBTQA 101" and "Trans 101" competency-building trainings
  • Lavender Graduation
  • Pride Month
  • Pride Presenters Series
  • Social mixers
  • Student, faculty, and staff gatherings
  • Student Groups
  • Trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming student support group
  • Transgender Awareness Week programming
  • QTPOC student support meet-up

The LGBTQA Resource Center is a member of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals and works closely with Rainbow Society, Gallaudet's LGBTQA student club.