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Central Kentucky LGBTQIA+ Resource Guide

A resource guide for LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies of Central Kentucky

Education (General)

Gay Straight Alliance Networks

Description: GSAs are student-run clubs operating in both high school and middle schools that provide support, socialization, and activism activities for LGBTQ youth. The overarching goal is to fight against homophobia and transphobia; providing leadership and activist training for group members and encouraging them to advocate for nondiscriminatory policies and greater equality accomplishes this.

LGBTQ Student Resources and Support

Description: A resource and support guide for LGBTQ students and educators

Lexington High School GSA Groups

Description: Lexington High schools chapters of Gay-Straight Alliance

Bryan Station ....................................................................859-381-3308

Dunbar ..............................................................................859-381-3546

Lafayette ...........................................................................859-381-3474

Sayre .................................................................................859-254-1361

Tates Creek .......................................................................859-381-3620

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth and Student Organization

Description: IGLYO is an internationally focused advocacy and activism organization focused on representing the interests of LGBTQ youth. To accomplish this mission, the organization hosts conferences to provide educational materials and offers the general public many opportunities to get involved.

 

College Student Organizations

UK Gay/Straight Alliance (UKGSA)

Description: A GLBTQA group that aims for acceptance and providing a social safe-space to discuss relevant and non-relevant topics. UKGSA meets every Thursday that school is in session at 7 pm. Meetings are open to everyone!

UK Health Occupation Professionals for Equality (UK HOPE)

Description: UK HOPE is a LGBT advocacy group for health professional students, faculty and staff of the University of Kentucky medical campus. Open to all members of the UK Healthcare community, whether gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; the only requirement is a desire to promote LGBT equality. UK.LGBTA@gmail.com

OUTLaw

Description: To provide a safe, supportive environment for LGBT students at UK Law, educate the university community about LGBT issues in the law, assist in the recruitment of talented sexual minorities to UK Law, and serve the greater community outside the university.

Delta Lambda Phi National Gay-Friendly Fraternity

1.800.587.3728

Description: The DLP Fraternity was established for gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning men in 1986. Today, the Greek life organization has over 30 chapters spread throughout the country. The chapters seek to form bonds of brotherhood within a decidedly nontraditional group, offering opportunities to lead, grow, and form lifelong friendships.

Gamma Rho Lambda Sorority

Description: Established as the first national lesbian sorority, today this Greek life organization strives to be inclusive of all members, regardless of their sexual orientation. The enduring focus is on creating a sisterhood built on truth in tolerance, knowledge through diversity, bonds of unity, and strength in trust.

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)-Bluegrass Chapter

GLSEN Bluegrass

P.O. Box 11184

Lexington, KY 40574

Bluegrass@chapters.glsen.org

Description: GLSEN works to ensure safe, respectful, and healthful learning environments for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Services: GLSEN Baltimore offers a diverse array of programming to youth including: conferences, support and workshop facilitation opportunities. GLSEN also provides trainings for school professionals, offers support for advisors and volunteering opportunities. 

Point Foundation: The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund

LA Office

5055 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 501

Los Angeles, CA 90036

NY Office

1357 Broadway, Ste 401

New York, NY 10018

Office: 323.933.1234

Toll-free: 866.33.POINT

Email: info@pointfoundation.org

Description: The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students. Its mission is to empower “promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential… to make a significant impact on society.”

College and University Resources

Central Kentucky Universities

Eastern Kentucky University

The Alphabet Center at EKU

Description: The Alphabet Center is an LGBTQ+ affirming student organization and safe space, which seeks equality, equity, and social justice for the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized groups through visibility, awareness, education, social activities, community building, and positive self-development.

 

 

Transylvania University

TUnity

Description: LGBTQ Student Group at Transylvania University. TUnity supports LGBTQA students to help form a sense of community and friendship. The purpose of TUnity is to provide a safe space and supportive community for queer and ally students where they can work together to raise awareness and organize action and intersectional issues in the LGBTQA community. 

Contact: Lissa Ellen Cox

Haupt Humanities 209

Transylvania University

300 North Broadway

Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Phone: (859) 233-8178

E-mail: ecox@transy.edu

 

University of Kentucky

Office of LGBTQ* Resources

Description: The Office of LGBTQ* Resources at the University of Kentucky is the principal center for accessing information, groups, and services related to diverse sexualities and gender identities. They are a campus-wide office that supports the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Diversity in making sure that the UK community is a welcoming, safe, and supportive place for all students, faculty, and staff. They also seek to connect and collaborate with LGBTQ* community groups and friends across the City of Lexington and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

 

 

 

Students and Gender Identity

College Guides for LGBTQIA+ Students

LGBTQIA+ Studying Abroad Resources