Through LGBTQ+ Support WPI is committed to providing support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer populations. The “+” is used to respectfully and sensitively recognize all populations in the community. The Office of Multicultural Affairs, the student group the Alliance, the Division of Talent & Inclusion and the Division of Student Affairs aim to provide informative events and support for LGBTQ+ community members.
The Alliance is a student organization at WPI whose mission to provide a voice and body for students of WPI of all sexual orientations and gender identities. The organization offers social and educational programming and a support networks for students.
In honor of LGBTQIA+ Heritage Month
Bitter Brown Femmes Podcast Presents:
Social Media, Identity, and YOU: A Queer and Critical Lens on the Politics of Representation
October 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00PM EST
RSVP for the October 23 Great Minds, Brave Spaces!
Mainstream media often presents one dimensional caricatures of marginalized people, so Bitter Brown Femmes have taken upon themselves to provide a radical vision of what it means to be Latinx/Chicanx and Queer in the age of social media. Cassandra and Ruben's podcast disrupts sanitized and feel good fluff content that (although have their place) overpopulate the small but growing Latinx/Chicanx and LGBT media landscape. They cover pressing sociopolitical issues from a leftist perspective in order to advocate for marginalized people in our communities. Join Bitter Brown Femmes for a live podcast recording where they'll discuss the need for a critical lens in our advocacy during today's social and political climate.
The month of October is dedicated to the continued celebration of the achievements, and visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer icons and communities who have made extraordinary and quintessential contributions on a national and international scale.
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) envisions a world where diversity is celebrrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identitiy, and gender expression. Their mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQIA+ communities.
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
When the Coronavirus shut down clubs around the world, I found community in a queer dance party on Zoom.