Dr. Judy "JJ" Jackson
Vice President for Institutional Diversity
For a list of books and resources available from the Office for Institutional Diversity, please follow this link.
Mentoring, Studying and Support Programs
LGBT Campus Resources
Provides an affirming, safe, and confidential space for GLBTQQA students to learn more about gender identity, human sexuality, and related issues by providing access to academic, cultural, and interpersonal resources; and aims to change the campus climate and culture to become more inclusive of GLBTQQA students by embracing diversity. OUTsource is located in the first floor of the Student Center directly beneath the Starbucks. Also, OUTsource has free condoms courtesy of AVOL (AIDS Volunteer of Lexington).
UK Gay/Straight Alliance (UKGSA)
A GLBTQA group that aims for acceptance and providing a social safe-space to discuss relevant and non-relevant topics. UKGSA meets every Thursday that school is in session in room 357 of the Student Center (third floor, by the small ballroom) at 7 pm. Meetings are open to everyone!
UK Health Occupation Professionals for Equality (UK HOPE)
UK HOPE is a LGBT advocacy group for health professional students, faculty and staff of the University of Kentucky medical campus. We are open to all members of the UK Healthcare community, whether gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; the only requirement is a desire to promote LGBT equality.
To provide a safe, supportive environment for LGBT students at UK Law, educate the university community about LGBT issues in the law, assist in the recruitment of talented sexual minorities to UK Law, serve the greater community outside the university.
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood
Voices for Planned Parenthood is a national program to educate and mobilize college students in support of reproductive health and rights. Through VOX, college students across the country organize events on and off campus to raise public awareness about reproductive rights, educate young people about sexual health, work with and support their local Planned Parenthood health centers, and mobilize advocates of reproductive freedom. Elizabeth Licis, President, Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Counseling Center is located in Frazee Hall and provides help to students. Services are free for any student enrolled and paying fees for at least 6 credit hours, and including psychologist specializing in LGBT issues. 859.257.8701
University of Kentucky Ally Network provides safe zone training and ally development/support at the University. Wanda McCants (Counseling Psych Program)
The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center works with students, faculty, staff and community partners toward the mission of eliminating the perpetration of power-baised personal violence including sexual assault, partner violence and stalking. www.uky.edu/studentaffairs/VIPCenter
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is a community of people taking action for justice. We work with people to organize in their home communities and across the state. We help everyday community members become extraordinary community leaders. We support community leaders as they build effective organizations. Together, we win important issue campaigns. If you want a better Kentucky - for all of us - join KFTC. Here you will find information, training, and people like you. www.kftc.org
A blog run by Lexingtonians discussing gendered experiences in Lexington. www.genderedlex.blogspot.com
AIDS Volunteer of Lexington (AVOL)
AVOL is a 501 C 3 non-profit organization that provides services to those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as HIV prevention education & outreach to 72 counties in central, eastern, and southeastern Kentucky. AVOL is located at 225 Walton Ave. Ste. 110 Lexington, KY 40502, 859.225.9244.
The Lexington Gay and Lesbian Service Organization provide a community space that is used for a variety of different support and social group meetings. The GLSO sponsors the annual PRIDE festival downtown, published the monthly GLSO Newsletter and much more. They are located at 389 Waller Ave in Lexington, KY, 859.253.3233, www.glso.org
Lexington Fairness is committed to achieving equal rights under the law, acceptance, and fairness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in Central Kentucky through local community action, grassroots advocacy, network-building, and educational outreach. 859.951.8565, www.lexfair.org
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - www.ngltf.org
Human Rights Campaign - www.hrc.org
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays - www.pflag.org
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Network - www.glsen.org
The International Foundation for Greater Education and Transgendered Tapestry - www.ifge.org/
Consortium of Higher Education: LGBT Resource Professionals - www.lgbtcampus.org
Think Before You Speak Campaign - www.thinkb4youspeak.com
Housing & Mortgages for Gay & Lesbian Couples - www.mortgageloan.com/lgbt/