As the leading statewide LGBT advocacy organization in Louisiana, The Forum For Equality is concerned with the welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in our state. The aim of the Foundation’s student outreach is to bring awareness and acceptance of LGBT students. The purpose is to promote the formation of LGBT student organizations on campus, education, leadership development, facilitate student ties with the larger civil rights community, bring awareness of issues important to our community, and promote the Forum as a venue for social activism among students.
Objectives of the Student Outreach Committee:
- Hold one student mixer per year in the fall (possible a second in the spring).
- Develop and maintain a web-based listing of campus and off-campus resources that all LGBT and straight allied students can access.
- Support LGBT student organizations.
- Sponsor educational events (lectures, seminars, invited speakers, etc)
- Work with LGBT faculty advisers to promote a wider participation of students in civil rights advocacy.
- Work with organizations such as PFLAG (parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays) to better advocate for the welfare of LGBT students.
- Facilitate student internships and volunteer opportunities at the Forum For Equality.
- Promote membership of students in the Forum For Equality Louisiana ($25 is the annual membership dues for students).
Uriel Quesada, PhD
Chair for Student Outreach