Welcome to Texas Lutheran University's LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer +) Resource Page! Texas Lutheran University prides itself on creating a community and an environment where individuality and personal growth are as integral to success as rigorous academics. We also feel that such an environment should be "designed to serve a diversified community", as stated in our Mission.
The purpose of this page is to provide the students, faculty and staff of Texas Lutheran University the information and resources they need to create and maintain an open, safe, and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the campus community.
If you have any concerns or suggestions, please contact our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office, Dr. David Ortiz at email@example.com or our Dean of Students, Kyle Wych at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The acronym is used to represent a diverse range of sexualities and gender-identities, referring to anyone who is non-cisgender or non-heterosexual.متجر بلايتنزيل يوتيوبمتجر بلايجوجل بلايمتجر بلايجوجل بلايمتجر بلايتحديث ببجيتنزيل واتس ابمتجر بلاي
The use of the acronym is intended to be an all-encompassing way to recognize different gender identities and sexual orientations. The addition of other identities to the LGBT acronym also plays an important role in recognizing and connecting them to a larger community.
It also means that these individuals are able to gain greater recognition by society as a whole. Rather than being erased, ignored, or denied, acknowledgment can help foster greater visibility of marginalized identities.
Visibility can also help create a greater sense of self-affirmation of a person's identity. Research has found that offering inclusive and affirmative environments is important for LGBTQ+ youth.
Research also suggests that being visible as LGBTQ+ can be an important way to feel a sense of pride in individual identity.
Affirming self-identity can help people feel greater self-esteem, self-worth, and boost overall mental well-being. This can be particularly important since representation has long been lacking in mainstream media.
The good news is that there have been improvements made in recent years to change this. A recent GLAAD report suggests that the representation of LGBTQ characters and relationships on television is higher than ever previously seen on TV. This includes greater diversity and visibility of non-binary identities, although the report notes that BIPOC characters are still underrepresented.
Research and statistics suggest that LGBTQ+ youth have an increased risk of a range of mental health and social issues, often due to or exacerbated by isolation, marginalization, and discrimination based on their orientation or identity.
Campus Conduct Hotline is a confidential, anonymous way to alert administrators of unsafe or unethical behavior BEFORE it spirals out of control. Simply dial toll-free to 866.943.5787.
Click on the image below to see a map of the campus' gender-neutral bathrooms.