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LGBTQ+ Western works to advance the holistic thriving of diverse LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff at Western Washington University by collaboratively engaging the university community with transformational knowledge, resources, advocacy and celebration.

Updates

LGBTQ+ Western will be part of the Pride IN Bellingham festivities again this summer on July 7th. Join us in the parade or visit our booth at the festival.

Register for the parade here

Parade will start around 11am, while the parade time is set from 11-2pm, we were done around 12:30 last year.

 

The Pride Celebration and Lavender Graduation we hosted on May 31st was an amazing success! Thank you for joining us in celebrating our graduates. Photos will be added to the site soon.

Sof Trujillo wearing a blue shirt and whte and black keffiyeh standing at the podium smiling.

LGBTQ+ Western was awarded a $36,000 grant for Generations of Pride from the Sustainability, Equity, and Justice Fund (SEJF)

The grant will be used over the course of the 2024-2025 academic year to provide food for the Generations of Pride event, transportation for students to the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, supplies, a dedicated website, and the creation of a Generations of Pride Coordinator role.

I'd like to thank Kate McLean, Kaleb Starling, and Sof Trujillo for helping me create the grant proposal and present it to the committee.

We are excited to see how Generations of Pride will grow with this new grant!

-JoeHahn, LGBTQ+ Director

Upcoming Events

Jun 26 2024, 5:00pm
Bellingham Senior Activity Center 315 Halleck St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Jul 31 2024, 5:00pm
Bellingham Senior Activity Center 315 Halleck St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Aug 28 2024, 5:00pm
Bellingham Senior Activity Center 315 Halleck St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Sep 25 2024, 5:00pm
Bellingham Senior Activity Center 315 Halleck St, Bellingham, WA 98225

Affinity Centered Spaces

Students tabling at an info fair

These spaces center certain populations. But like all Western Washington University and LGBTQ+ Western events, they are open for all. Anyone who does not identify with the affinity is asked to come open-minded and as an ally to support the people with the identity. If you are interested in starting another Affinity Centered Space, please email lgbtq@wwu.edu.

Black LGBTQ+ Thriving Collective

1st & 2nd Tuesdays 4-5pm VU 740

The Black LGBTQ+ Thriving Collective exists to advance the holistic wellness and academic success of Black LGBTQ+ Western students.  We do this by:

  • Fostering social connection among peers
  • Providing leadership development opportunities, including through programming
  • Mentoring and connecting students with resources across the university, and
  • Maintaining a regular line of communication with the LGBTQ+ Director as they work across the university to advance support for Black LGBTQ+ students

The Black LGBTQ+ Thriving Collective is a collaboration between LGBTQ+ Western and the Office of Multicultural Student Services.  Join us; we are excited to connect with you!

Upcoming Dates:

May 2nd

May 16th

June 6th

Gay, Bi, and Queer Men's Gatherings

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month from 4-5pm VU 740.


These meetings are designed to support our Gay, Bi, and Queer Men on Campus. Empowering this community, establishing support systems, and networking is among many of the things we want to encourage! These spaces are inclusive for trans men and non-binary masculine people!

Upcoming Dates:

May 8th

May 22nd

Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC) Community Check Ins

2nd and 4th Tuesdays in Viking Union 740 at 4pm.


In collaboration with the Counseling and Wellness Center, we will host this affinity centered space focuses on queer and trans people of color as we discuss resources, current events, pop culture, etc that center Queer and Trans People of Color.

Upcoming Dates:

May 14th

May 28th

 

Trans Tea

1st and 3rd Tuesdays
4-5pm in Viking Union 462 unless otherwise stated below


Trans Tea is a space for trans-spectrum and non-binary students and allies to come together to discuss current events, learn about services and resources, and enjoy tea and snacks. Our longest running Affinity Based Program!

Upcoming Dates:

May 7th

May 21st

June 4th