LGBT Resource Center

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Updates Regarding COVID-19

Hello lovely and incredible community! 

Take a moment to breathe.  There is no getting around the fact that this is a tough time, potentially filled with fear, misunderstanding, loneliness, concern, and much more.  You may be feeling some great mental, emotional, and even physical toll.  You may be feeling the need or have to balance the well-being of yourself, friends, your communities, and family at a time when there feels like there is so much uncertainty and risk.  Please know that the LGBT Resource Center is here for you and we will be of support in a variety of ways. 

In the information below, we are providing you with updates on how the LGBT RC  will be operating with regards to COVID-19.  Our plans and actions will potentially change as we obtain more information, and we will keep you updated through email, our website, and our social media (FacebookInstagram, and Twitter). You can also find the most up-to-date information about the University’s response by visiting www.scsu.mn/covid19. 

LGBT RC Staff Availability & Space Closures   

At this time the Center will be temporarily closed for the foreseeable future.  We are taking the guidelines from both the CDC and the State of Minnesota to close to provide the most healthy and safe environment for the community we serve. Staff will be operating remotely and can be reached via email at lgbt@stcloudstate.edu or direct email, visit staff page for info. 

If you feel the need or want to individually talk with the director or graduate assistants and have a personal conversation, please email the center or the staff member directly.  We will then set-up a time to talk via phone, Zoom, or another means.   

Current Opportunities to Engage with the LGBT RC 

Community Connection Hour 

We will have Community Connection Hour on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1pm-2pm CST.  These are for anyone to ask staff questions as well as for staff to provide assistants, help, and various types of support.  During these Community Connections Hour, we will also be doing some fun activities like chapter readings of different books, sharing awesome poetry, and watching episodes of various shows.  The first 10 minutes of each Community Connection Hour, we will dedicate this to answering questions of support and solidarity from staff members and the rest of the hour is dedicated to something fun and uplifting. 

As stated previously, if you need individual time with a staff member, please reach out via email at lgbt@stcloudstate.edu or direct email to a staff member, visit staff page for info.  

Discord Server 

In the attempt to still provide a space similar to the Center, we have created a Discord Server for everyone to stay connected.  We are currently setting up the space and it will be live Friday, March 27th, but you can still join as we are working on it.  The link to join is here: https://discord.gg/FTPrzMn  

Upcoming Event/Program Modifications and Cancelation 

Modifications 

Luckily, some of your events will be modified to be online.  Below is a list of modifications and where they will be happening on: 

    • Incomparable Queer Trivia Show: Facebook Live with Kahoot 

      • Wednesday, April 1st; 7pm
    • Pride Award and Lavender Graduation: Online in some fashion, we are still figuring this out 

    • Inqueery: Moving to Discord Server 

Cancelations 

Unfortunately, various events and programs are canceled.  Below are those such events: 

    • QTPOC and Religious/Spiritualty Affinity Spaces 

    • Gaymer 

    • OutProud Week Events: Sexy Coloring, Color in Film, and Declare Your Body 

Additional Resources, Tips, and Links

Tips for Promoting Good Health 

We encourage you all to take the proper precautions during this time, which includes easy and effective methods of maintaining healthyliving environment.  Please follow these steps gathered from both the CDCWorld Health Organization, and Minnesota Health Department: 

    • Washing hands with antibiotic soap 

    • Avoid contact with people who are sick 

    • Practice social distancing as much as possible 

    • Be physically active as possible and get proper rest 

    • Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues 

    • Regularly clean surfaces and frequently touched objects with antibiotic wipes and cleaning solutions 

Various Resources 

We understand that many of you may be facing hardships with having to be home, such as, but not limited to,  unemployment, close proximity to hostile individuals, mental health, and access to food.  Below are links to resources to utilize and be in touch with: 

Our Mission

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center provides an inclusive and educational environment for the campus community and the greater St. Cloud area.

We recognize that identities in our global community intersect with and impact our daily experiences of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity, class, ability, age, culture, and all social systems.  We are committed to social justice as we foster student development and personal growth, and we cultivate an inclusive, open, and supportive community through education, collaboration, advocacy and programming.

The LGBT Resource Center promotes full inclusion of LGBT+ folk and allies and works to intersectionally dismantle prejudice, discrimination and oppression toward and within the LGBT+ community.

  • Safe Space Training

    Learn how to support queer and trans people. Understand sex, gender, and sexuality. Build solidarity for the LGBT+ community.

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  • Speaker/Workshop Request

    Bring us to your classroom, organization, business. Engage with different LGBT+ topics. Strengthen your knowledge about the queer and trans community.

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  • Volunteer for the LGBT Resource Center

    Looking for volunteer opportunities. Be involved with the LGBT Resource Center. Spread knowledge of the LGBT+ community.

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