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Friday, July 08, 2016 05:04 PM

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Supporting Our Black LGBTQ+ Colleagues


July 8th, 2016

New York, N.Y. The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals find ourselves yet again confronted with deep sadness, anger, and unrest due to the loss of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and others as result of police brutality and structural racism. As we mourn and honor the humanity of these young, Black men we acknowledge that the incessant and egregious attacks against Black people profoundly impacts not only our respective campuses, but our Black colleagues and communities across the country. It is imperative that we are mindful and intentional of how we support our Black LGBTQ+ colleagues as they continue to advocate for equity on our campuses.

We would like to offer several spaces for colleagues to grieve, process, and be in community together. Next Tuesday, July 12, 2016, from 3:30pm-5:30pm EST we will host a conference call for Black LGBTQ+ colleagues to share space. You can register for this call at the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6203681374719435266.

We will also offer additional spaces for colleagues to connect next week and will provide more information in the days to come.


The combined vision and mission of the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Our goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Offices/Centers. Learn more about the Consortium at lgbtcampus.org.