LGBT Resource Center

October 29, 2015 - 5:10pm
The LGBT Resource Center hosted four poets at "Dear Straight People," the keynote event for Coming Out Month.

“Dear Straight People: Congratulations, we made it to 2015 without having this conversation,” Yazmin Monet Watkins said in front of a lively audience that snapped and cheered at Hendricks Chapel on Tuesday night.

October 30, 2014 - 10:29am
The Orange Is the New Black actress spoke on Wednesday evening in Goldstein Auditorium.

As a woman who has overcome many obstacles to accept herself and who is currently more aware than ever of who she is, Laverne Cox made sure to share with the Syracuse community her own identity.

October 22, 2014 - 9:49pm
She struggled to understand her emotions until she came to Syracuse University and learned about the transgender community.

Hiding an identity from friends and family takes strategy; it takes giving up a certainty to live in safety, one Syracuse University student said.

“The easiest way I think to hide something is to get very close to the truth, but just turn slightly,” she said, identifying as a transgender student on campus.

The 20-year-old student — who asked not to be named for safety reasons — left her hometown in Franklin, Mass., to study English and illustration at SU. Two years in, she realized her male body didn’t reflect her female personality.

October 15, 2014 - 11:52am
One Syracuse University student finds truth in his identity as transgender.

Note from the writer:

October marks national LGBT History Month and observes National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. As a reporter for The NewsHouse, I reached out to transgender students to help our community at SU better understand what gender identity means for our colleagues regardless of appearance. Each of the three students I worked with shared their personality and passions with me, and now wish to share them with our NewsHouse readers. Follow the profile series on Oct. 15, 22 and 29.
November 19, 2013 - 4:56pm
A campus display intended to raise awareness of transgender individuals was vandalized Friday.

On Monday, Nov. 11, the grassy knoll between Schine Student Center and the Newhouse complex was lined with signs to advocate and raise awareness of transgender individuals on campus and everywhere.

By Friday, the signs placed by the LGBT Resource Center were bent, tossed, stolen and spit on by vandals.

February 2, 2010 - 11:36am
Local drag queen Nikki Fenmore and drag kings, Windz and Miles Long, visit SU to discuss "The Art of Drag."

Her golden-blonde hair rests on the collar of her black sweater, and her soft side bangs brush the thin, silver frame of her glasses. She smiles. Her lips are full and painted a deep, dusty-rose shade of pink. She sits, hands folded together with a shiny gold band on each ring finger, waiting for the others to arrive.

October 24, 2009 - 11:19am
LGBT students and their straight allies celebrate Coming Out Month and discuss the resources available to them on campus.

Ginger Woessner mustered up the courage earlier this month to utter three difficult words to her mother: “Mom, I’m transgender."

October 11, 2009 - 10:18am
SU students came together for the "Big Gay Dance" in the Schine Underground in support of National Coming Out Day.

More than 80 people from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and their straight allies took to the Schine Underground dance floor on Saturday night for the "Big Gay Dance." 

The fifth annual dance is a place for people of all sexual orientations to express themselves in a safe environment, said Chris Wakefield, a 21-year-old Syracuse University senior who organized the event.