This Fall we held our annual mentor training in which we prepare student peers on a range of issues relevant to the LGBTQ community including coming out to friends and family, positive sexuality and mental health, heteronormativity, intersectionality, and trans issues.
This year we also educated allies to partake in freshman floor facilitations and to be campus resources for questions about LGBTQ life.
We held several community dinners with faculty and administrators, including Larissa Hopkins, T.M. Mosley, and Judy Williams, co-sponsored an event surrounding the progress of queer activism at Dartmouth with Women’s Forum and LGBTQ advisor Pam Misener, and threw a joint “Drag-o-ween party” with GSX. In addition, we worked with Dick’s House staff and Pam to run a continuing medical education discussion aimed at creating a safe and comfortable space for LGBTQ students in health services. As part of an initiative to increase campus awareness, we are facilitating discussions with Greek houses on LGBTQ issues and sensitivity.