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


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 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 for more informatio about future meeting times.

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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 Celebration

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What is Lavender Graduation?
Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. Graduates will be presented a rainbow cord by their Guests of Honor.
Award Recipients 

The Office of LGBTQA Affairs celebrated 11 LGBTQ & Ally graduates and awarded our Community Development, Advocacy & Innovation awards at our Annual Lavender Celebration on April 13th, 2016. We were honored to celebrate and award the following recipients for their amazing contributions to the Wright State LGBTQ & Ally community




Sponsored by the Office of LGBTQA Affairs.