Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Ally (LGBTQA) Affairs

Programs and Annual Events

Wright State Programs

Safe Space

The Safe Space program at Wright State University is a comprehensive and engaging educational program that dares to transform the campus environment for LGBTQA students, staff and faculty.

Through its bold educational programs, individuals and offices are identified that provide a network of support for the emotional, psychological, social and physical well-being of our LGBTQA community.

In 2005, the Rainbow Alliance launched an initial Safe Space Campaign by creating a Safe Space manual and Ally Sticker to encourage our allies in Wright State University’s faculty and staff to identify themselves on campus by putting visible Safe Space symbols on their office doors.  By displaying the Safe Space symbol, they would let LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) students know that those faculty and staff were people they could turn to who believed in equality, would be supportive of LGBTQ student needs, could give advice, or just be someone with whom they could talk to and feel safe and comfortable.

As of the 2008-09 academic year, a new Core Team came together to revitalize the Wright State Safe Space Program by updating the 2005 manual, instituting a comprehensive ally training program for faculty, staff and students, creating a website, and renewing the Safe Space Sticker Campaign.

Visit the Safe Space webpage to learn more

Panel Program

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, Counseling and Wellness Services, Women's Center, and Rainbow Alliance.

Visit the Panel Program webpage to learn more

Hate Crime Awareness Week

A week-long event to raise awareness about violence and hate crimes that are committed against members of the GLBT community.

Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.

Equity Banquet

Annual dinner and auction to raise funds for student scholarships.

Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.

Drag Show

Annual event held at WSU where drag queens and kings take the stage to raise money for charity or scholarships.

Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.

Lavender Graduation

A ceremony to honor our LGBTQA students' academic achievements before graduating.

Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.

Nationally Celebrated Programs

Trans Day of Rememberance

November 20

Memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender prejudice.

Pride Month

On June 2, 2000 President Bill Clinton declared June "Gay and Lesbian Pride Month". In June 2009 President Barack Obama declared June as "LGBT Pride Month".

National Coming Out Week

  • National Coming Out Day is October 11, and was started in 1988 to raise awareness
  • A week-long event that is sponsored by Rainbow Alliance
  • Events that discuss issues in the LGBTQA community
  • Empowering Day for members to come out openly
  • Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance

GLBT History Month

October, a month long observance of GLBT history, and the history of the gay rights movement. First celebrated in 1994.

World AIDS Day

December 1, raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic, also to remember those who lost the fight with AIDS/HIV.

Day of Silence

April 17, a silent protest founded by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) protesting the harassment of GLBT.

A day-long event that is topped off with a "Breaking the Silence" ceremony at the end of the day.