LGBTA Student Resource Center announces lineup for fall programs

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA -- LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally) Student Resource Center (SRC) will sponsor and co-sponsor numerous LGBT supportive events this fall. Events will start with a Welcome Reception at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3 in the HUB-Robeson Center, Alumni Hall.

The LGBTQ Mentorship Program is starting in September. This program is for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and curious. If you are a graduate student contact us about being a mentor. If you’re an undergraduate student take advantage of this program to work on your personal, social, academic and career goals under the mentorship of a graduate student with a similar background. If you’re interested in taking advantage of the program, contact Natasha Cox at nac13@psu.edu. Also, in September LATE NIGHTS at the center will be starting back up on Thursday evenings.

For National Coming Out Week the LGBTA SRC is sponsoring numerous special lectures and events, including speaker Laverne Cox. She has taken her empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically all over the country. Cox was the recipient of the Anti-Violence Project's 2013 Courage Award. As a transgender advocate, Cox continues to lend her voice to the cause of transgender visibility and equality. She will start her visit on campus with a meet-and-greet at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 in the HUB, Freeman Auditorium. At 7 p.m., Cox will present a lecture followed by a question-and-answer session. The LGBTA SRC will have an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10.

Additionally, LGBTA SRC along with the Office for Disability Services will present guest speaker Geri Jewell in at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the HUB, Foster Auditorium. Jewell is an award-winning author, performer and motivational speaker. Jewell received worldwide recognition being the first person with a disability to be cast in a prime-time series, NBC’s "The Facts of Life." As an actress, comedian and advocate Jewell is a role model for millions of people with disabilities and LGBT youth.

For a full listing of all the sponsored and co-sponsored events LGBTA SRC has to offer, contact lgbta@psu.edu to be added to the listserv or come to 101 Boucke Building to view a hard copy schedule or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/pennstatelgbta.

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Last Updated September 02, 2014