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

Programs and Annual Events


Wright State LGBTQA+ Programs


Affinity Group Program

If you or someone you know is questioning or seeking community for their sexual and/or gender identity(ies), check out the Office of LGBTQA Affairs Affinity Groups. Affinity groups are an opportunity for Wright State students to come together around a shared identity and/or interest they hold. Affinity groups provide an affirming and brave space for individuals to discuss their needs, challenges, and successes. These groups are free and open to all Wright State University undergraduate and graduate students. Groups meet on campus and are peer and staff facilitated. If you are looking for confidential support provided by Counseling & Wellness Services staff please visit the Counseling & Wellness Services website to learn more about the Safe Haven group.

 

Current Affinity Groups:
Queer Grad Network
Facilitated by: Josh Scacco

This social group will meet about once a month, on the first Friday of the month, and seeks to host a space for LGBTQ identifies graduate students to connect. The next meeting will be this Friday, February 5th and will be held at Chuey's. For more information and future meeting locations please contact Josh Scacco at scacco.2@wright.edu

 

TAIGA Network
Facilitated by: Petey Peterson

TAIGA, standing for Transgender, Agender, Intersex, Genderqueer, and Allies has been at Wright State University for several years. TAIGA meets every Friday from 5-6pm in University Hall. Please contact Petey Peterson at petey.peterson@wright.edu for the roomm location.


Queer Health and Wellness
Facilitated by: Destinee Biesemeyer

This discussion/activity group will work to explore healthy practices LGBTQ people can engage in. Participants will be polled, leading each session to be influenced by what the group is seeking. Options can be around physical exercise, nutrition, stress, and alcohol/drug use. Please contact Destinee Biesemeyer at destinee.biesemeyer@wright.edu for more informatio about future meeting times.


Office of LGBTQA Affairs Chosen Family Feast 

Annual Office of LGBTQA Affairs event intentionally held between Wright State's Thanksgiving break and winter break. This event is a time for the LGBTQA+ Wright State community to celebrate this time of year with their chosen family. There is always great food, a chosen family photo booth, and a chance to expand your chosen family! 


Rainbow Alliance Drag Revu

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

Sponsored by Rainbow Alliance.


Office of LGBTQA Affairs Lavender Graduation

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

Sponsored by the Office of LGBTQA Affairs.


Nationally Recognized Programs

International Trans Day of Rememberance

November 20

Remember and honor those who we have lost to anti-transgender violence.


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

LGBT 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.