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Pride – LGBTQ+ Resources

Training was held via ZOOM on Tuesday, June 29th. It was led by Dr. Brent Lewis, Associate Vice-President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at James Madison University. Over 40 faculty and staff from VGCC took part in the training that covered topics such as: LGBTQ+ terms and Identities, personal pronouns, how to create an affirming environment, and recognizing ways there is discrimination in the student experience. For those faculty and staff that completed the training they will be recognized as a SAFE PERSON and have a new office door placard that identifies them as such. The hope is that this will make allies and supporters more visible to our students.

Pride Office Placard start "This is a safe Zone!" Inclusive, Accepting, Welcoming #VanGuardingYourBack. This example is for Betsy Henderson, Department Chair/Instructor. Humanities and Fine Arts

Look for these placards for faculty and staff who are recognized as a safe person.

Let’s Get Back Together+ Club

VGCC LGBT Club logo. LGBTQ+ flag behind an image of a Vanguard knight helmet.
Vanguard LGBTQIA+/Allies! You belong in the Let’s Get Back Together+ Club!

Our mission is to educate and to create a safe environment where people of all identities/orientations can find unity and the freedom to fully express themselves.

Join our first meeting: Thursday, September 9, 2022 at 1 pm.

The meeting will be in person and also accessible by ZOOM via the following campus locations:

  • Main Campus Room #6105
  • Franklin Campus Room # 3101
  • South Campus Room # G2116
  • or email LGBTAdmin@vgcc.edu for Zoom link

Contact us for more information:
Faculty Advisors:
Stewart Lyon: lyons@vgcc.edu
Betsy Henderson: hendersonb@vgcc.edu
Sara Bell: bells@vgcc.edu

Community Resources

Community Resources Project (LGBT Center of Raleigh)
The LGBT Center of Raleigh has an extensive database of community resources, covering local, regional, and national organizations. Search the database here:
https://www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com/resources/community-resources.html#academic (Opens in a new window)

LGBTQ Center of Durham
The LGBTQ Center of Durham is committed to serving the City and County of Durham as well as the surrounding counties to ensure all folks have the resources necessary to live full, joyful lives. They provide space and resources to all people.
https://www.lgbtqcenterofdurham.org/ (Opens in a new window)

Equality NC
Equality North Carolina is the oldest statewide organization in the country dedicated to securing rights and protections for the LGBTQ community.
https://equalitync.org/ (Opens in a new window)

LGBT National Help Center
The LGBT National Help Center offers free and confidential peer support, resources, and a variety of hotlines you can call if you need someone to talk to:
https://www.glbthotline.org/ (Opens in a new window)

GLAAD words through entertainment, news, and digital media to share stories from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance:
https://www.glaad.org/ (Opens in a new window)

It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better project offers space for people all over the world to upload videos and share stories to “remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there, and it will get better.”
https://itgetsbetter.org/ (Opens in a new window)

VGCC Library LibGuide
https://library.vgcc.edu/lgbtplus (Opens in a new window)