- Visit us in the Dinkle-Mas Suite Monday - Friday, 9am - 4:30pm.To maintain social distancing, our current space capacity is six individuals at a time.
- Join us on Discord, UK students can register for a server link here. What is Discord? A free voice, video, and text chat app to talk and hang out with communities. In our server people talk about everything from art and kittens to top surgery and coming out. Open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students at UK.
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 works to make 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