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

Welcome to the Office of LGBTQA Affairs

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The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Ally Affairs serves all Wright State students, staff, faculty, and alumni through four core tenets: Advocacy, Community Engagement, Education, & Success. The Office of LGBTQA Affairs accomplish these tenets by: 

  • Advocacy- Recommending & maintaining best Institutional policies and practices that ensure the holistic development and success of the LGBTQ & Ally communities at Wright State University.
  • Community Engagement- Facilitating cultural programs, advising & supporting student organizations, and fostering relationships with the greater Dayton community.
  • Education- Producing multiple educational opportunities for the Wright State Community to develop a stronger understanding of the complex intersections of Identity, Culture, & Social Justice Allyship.
  • Success- Providing resources and support that assist and affirm LGBTQ & Ally Wright State students, staff, and faculty to persist to their academic and professional goals.


Wright State National Coming OUT Week 2016

What is National Coming OUT Day?

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Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. On Oct. 11, 2016, we will mark the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day. 

28 years ago, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, we first observed National Coming Out Day as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out. One out of every two Americans has someone close to them who is gay or lesbian. For transgender people, that number is only one in 10.

Coming out - whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied - STILL MATTERS. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other.

Wright State University is celebrating National Coming Out Day 2016 with a National Coming Out Week full of events!

Visit our calendar of events for more information! 

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The LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. LGBT History Month provides role models, buildscommunity and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions.

LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources. To access these videos and learn more about LGBT historic figures visit:



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Petey L Peterson, M.S.

LGBTQA Affairs
Director, LGBTQA Affairs
Student Union 011, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Katie Ryanne McGrath

Graduate Student
Student college:
College of Ed & Human Services
Student major:
Education Leadership