Aluminate Magazine Fall 2017

December 19, 2017
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Letter from the Director


The LGBTQ Center staff are excited to embark upon another year of educating for equality, advocating for equity, supporting student growth and success, and working to create community on campus for and with LGBTIQA+ people. There remains much to do to ensure that all LGBTIQA+ people feel safe, seen and valued.

Last year was another busy and successful year for the LGBTQ Center. We provided 70 presentations to over 2,000 people. Our Safe Zone trainings consistently receive high ratings and comments such as “This training was beyond excellent! I learned so much and have a lot to reflect on. Thank you.” and “One of the most comprehensive safe zone trainings I've attended. Thank you!” We also provided 43 social and community building programs attended by over 500 people. In this issue you’ll read more about some of the year’s programs and events.

The LGBTQ Center has been working with the university development office on the creation of an institutionally supported LGBTQ Alumni group. Some of the goals of this group include strengthening the engagement of LGBTQ alumni with their University, enabling advocacy and education on issues important to LGBTQ alumni, and facilitating the creation of local chapters of UNC LGBTQ Alumni. You can join this growing network by visiting and providing your information. I’ll hope to see you at one of the upcoming events.

Terri Phoenix

What's Inside

In this edition of the LGBTQ Center's semi-annual magazine:

  • Introducing our New Assistant Director: Dr. April S. Callis
  • Partnering to Expand Services for Graduate and Professional Students
  • Lessons from Within and Without: Leadership Lunch and Learn 2016-2017
  • Remaining Visible: A Year of Awareness
  • Lavender Graduation 2017
  • Alum Spotlight on Dr. Anissa Litwin

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