The Pride Center holds regular workshops and discussion groups aimed at supporting the success of students with a range of intersecting identities within the LGBTQ+ community.
This workshop is a collaboration between the Office of Institutional Diversity and the Pride Center. It teaches allies how to effectively intervene when they witness bias.
This program is a collaboration between the Lewis and Gaines Center for Inclusion and Equity and the Pride Center. We discuss issues related to racism, sexism, heterosexism, and transphobia.
The QPOC 101 training workshop explores the experiences of LGBTQ+ people of color and ways to support them. All BSU Bears are welcome to participate, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or any other identity.
Queer People of Color
Too often, LGBTQ+ students of color feel like they must prioritize one of their identities above the other. LGBTQ+ spaces, being a microcosm of our larger society, have been known to disenfranchise people of color. Likewise, communities of color, also microcosms of our larger society, have been known to disenfranchise LGBTQ+ individuals. This dichotomy places queer students of color in the unfair position of feeling like they must choose between their race or their sexual orientation or gender identity. We at the Pride Center seek to be a safe place where LGBTQ+ students of color are actively supported and affirmed. The student developers of this program extend an invitation to all members of the BSU community to join us in open and honest discussions of racism and white privilege alongside discussions of cisgender and heterosexual privilege. This is a student-run program.
The Safe Zone program prepares participants to be effective allies to the LGBTQ community at BSU. All BSU Bears are welcome to participate, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or any other identity.
Transgender Identities Group (TIG)
TIG is a student-run group that educates the campus about gender identity and expression. We explore issues, challenges, and triumphs of the trans community and offer support to members of the BSU transgender community including those who identify as genderqueer and agender.