LGBTQ & Allies

LGBTQ Discussion Groups

The Gender Relations Center, Campus Ministry, and University Counseling Center are working together to offer multiple support groups for LGBTQ students throughout the year, creating opportunities to explore questions of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, faith and spirituality, the intersectionality of identities, and various aspects of personhood.  These groups will provide a safe space, one of openness and acceptance, for students to talk about their lives and help support each other in their common lived experiences.  The groups, facilitated by professional staff members within the three departments, meet regularly throughout each semester.  If you or someone you know might be interested in more information or in joining a discussion group, please contact Maureen Doyle, Assistant Director for LGBTQ Student Concerns, directly at mdoyle10@nd.edu.

 

LGBTQ 101

LGBTQ 101 is a two-hour long interactive presentation, designed to provide participants with a basic understanding and greater awareness of issues faced by students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) within today’s culture.  This presentation includes an overview of the Catholic church’s teachings on sexual orientation, definitions related to sexual orientation and gender identity,  introduction to the concepts of homophobia and heterosexism, as well as common myths and misunderstandings about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities.  Please contact Maureen Doyle, Assistant Director for LGBTQ Student Concerns (mdoyle10@nd.edu), for more information or to sign up for a session.

2014-2015 LGBTQ 101 Sessions:

Wednesday, September 3rd, 7pm-9pm, Gold Room

Wednesday, November 5th, 2pm-4pm, Gold Room

Wednesday, January 7th, 2pm-4pm, Gold Room

Tuesday, January 27th, 7pm-9pm, Gold Room

Tuesday, March 31st, 2pm-4pm, Gold Room

** LGBTQ 101 sessions are open to all members of the ND/SMC/HCC community.

 

Ally Training

Join the conversation about how heterosexual allies can help make the Notre Dame community a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ).  The ally training is designed to provide individuals who already have a basic understanding of issues and concerns that face the LGBTQ community with information that will help them become allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning undergraduate students here at Notre Dame.  Please contact Maureen Doyle, Assistant Director for LGBTQ Student Concerns (mdoyle10@nd.edu), for more information or to sign up for a session.

2014-2015 Ally Trainings for Undergraduate Students:

Wednesday, October 1st, 7pm-9pm, Gold Room
Tuesday, February 24th, 7pm-9pm, Gold Room

2014-2015 Ally Trainings for Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2pm-4pm, Gold Room
Tuesday, April 28th, 2pm-4pm, Gold Room

 

“For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made; for you would not fashion what you hate.”  Wisdom 11:24