Notice: Drop in hours will be reduced to 2 - 3pm Eastern Time on Mondays June 22nd and 29th as well as July 6th and 13th for See Blue U's virtual resource fair. Incoming students, we hope to see you there!
Virtual Suite Drop-In Instructions: Whether you have a question or just want to say hi, you can join our Virtual Suite. Our summer hours will be 2 - 4 Eastern Time on Monday afternoon and 10am - 12pm ET on Thursday morning. The virtual suite is hosted on the Zoom platform so individuals can join us by phone call, chat box or video chat.
Monday: Click here to join by web or call (312) 626 6799. Enter meeting ID: 945 5266 4443 when prompted.
Thursday: Click here to join by web or call (312) 626 6799. Enter meeting ID: 919 0003 2760 when prompted.
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 expereinces 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
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.