UPDATE: The Dinkle-Mas Suite for LGBTQ* Resources is primarily accessible by pre-scheduled visits to maintain and abide by physical distancing and other coronavirus related adjustments. Use this link to do so. Requests cannot be made for same day and must be made before 3pm for next day visits. Walk-ins are available as the schedule allows. If you need to speak with a staff member, please email that individual to set up a meeting virtually.
To maintain social distancing, our current space capacity is six individuals at a time. If you plan to come as a group, one person can submit the form on behalf of others. This is different than an event or meeting registration. People can request to stay up to two hours at a time. If everyone in your group does not plan to enter or leave at the same time, individuals must submit their own request. Your visit is not confirmed until you receive an email from a member of LGBTQ* Resources' staff.
LGBTQ* Resources is University of Kentucky's central hub for accessing information, groups, and services related to diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. We are a campus-wide office that supports the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Diversity in making sure that our community is a welcoming, safe, and supportive place for all students, faculty, staff and alumni. We also seek to connect and collaborate with community groups and friends across the City of Lexington and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Our mission focuses on the three core pillars of education, advocacy, and community building. We are actively engaged in supporting student organizations, offering professional development opportunities for campus groups, and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals from many walks of life. Our ultimate goal is to highlight the wonderfully diverse experiences of LGBTQ* Wildcats while working to decrease marginalization in all forms.
The Office of LGBTQ* Resources stands in solidarity with Black people and the fight against racial injustice. Our ultimate goal is to highlight the wonderfully diverse experiences of LGBTQ* Wildcats while working to decrease marginalization in all forms.
We are now in Pride month, a time when we can celebrate LGBTQ* lives and experiences because of the work and sacrifices of many LGBTQ* individuals who have come before us. Trans Black women and other Black LGBTQ* folxs were many of these trailblazers and we see many queer folxs of color continuing to move us forward. We must acknowledge the extreme marginalization that queer folks of color continue to face. Clearly, the fight for racial justice continues to affect LGBTQ* communities today.
We are here for all Wildcats during these emotionally and mentally trying times. Our staff are available via email and Zoom to discuss any of your needs or just to be a safe place for conversation.
For more resources to learn about or support Black LGBTQ* lives, visit:
- Bluegrass Black Pride
- Kentucky Black Pride
- Trans or LGBQ* specific aid featured on National Center for Transgender Equality.
- National LGBTQ* Task Force
- ACLU Pride 2020 and resiliency articles
- Them.us is an LGBTQ* run news and op-ed site. Check some of their articles about the history of Pride and Stonewall and its connections to today, How racism is exhausting Black people or an article discussing recent attacks on Black trans people.
- Center for Black Equity
- Black Visions Collective website or Instagram @blackvisionscollective
- Emotionally Restorative Self Care for Black People, People of Color, African Americans
- Black Lives Matter Syllabus