April 29, 2014

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Resources for Coping with Going Home

As you prepare to go home for the summer, keep these resources in mind if you are worried about your situation with your family.

Limited Hours at the LBGT RC This Summer

From the end of Spring Semester 2014 to the start of Fall Semester 2014
LBGT Resource Center (302 Student Services Bldg, 556 E Circle Dr, Michigan State University)

We will have limited hours during the summer sessions. Please email us at lbgtrc@msu.edu or call us at 517-353-9520 in advance to see if we’re open before visiting. If you are in crisis, go to the Counseling Center first (2nd floor of the Student Services Building).

Summer Training Program for Diversity Student in Finance


DEADLINE: Friday, May 2
Merryl Lynch

Merryl Lynch has a summer training program that has opened for a diversity student in finance. The trainee must be a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. This spot must be filled by this Friday. If interested contact Rich Sneary at richard.sneary@ml.com.

Informal Social with GLFSA

Friday, May 2, 5 – 7:30 pm
Beggar’s Banquet

Join GLFSA, the LGBTQA organization for faculty, staff, and graduate students. There will be a great opportunity to meet and socialize with others in your community this Friday evening at Beggar’s Banquet. You can also find them on Facebook and the web.

Graduating Seniors – Connect with Fellow GLBT Alumni of MSU!

Take the brief membership survey for the GLBT Alumni Association today!

frankschaeferSave the Date: Defrocked United Methodist Pastor Frank Schaefer to Speak

Saturday, May 10, 7 pm
First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor

Frank Schaefer was an ordained United Methodist pastor for more than twenty years. He lost his credentials in the United Methodist Church in December 2013 because he performed his son’s same-gender marriage. Schaefer will speak on “Equality in Diversity” and his talk will be followed by Q and A and a reception. This event is free. Contact Tina Alee at 734-662-4536 for more info.

“Out For Undergrad” Looking for Students

Conferences in NYC and San Fracisco

Out For Undergrad is looking for driven and professional LGBT students to apply for their University Program, an online based educational opportunity to learn about networking, career development, and business skills. One of the biggest advantages of the University Program are the two conferences held for business and technology students, held in NYC and San Francisco. The program itself has a small cost attached, $50, however, if accepted into the program, students will have the opportunity to attend these conferences completely free- airfare, hotel, and dinners all included. For additional information about the program or the Out for Undergrad network, please visit outforundergrad.org, or email alexthoresen2012@gmail.com for questions.

Irony in the News: “Citing religious freedom, NC clergymen sue state for right to perform same-sex marriages”

clergy“In a twist on the conservative argument over the separation of church and state, a group of clergymen filed suit in North Carolina today challenging state laws that make it illegal for them to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples within their congregations.”

Read more here.

A Perspective on HIV Prevention

“Op-ed: Why I Take PrEP”

“This week I get my first prescription for the PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) drug Truvada, which has proven to be effective at preventing HIV infection. I am an HIV-negative gay Latino — part of a group at higher risk of infection — who is quite capable of making my own decisions about my health care. I do not want Truvada in place of condoms; I want Truvada in addition to my condom use.”

Read more here.

Looking for Something to Do This Summer? Pride Season is Almost Upon Us!

michigan prideSaturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8
Motor City Pride in Detroit

Saturday, August 23
Michigan Pride in Lansing

Henry Pug is Rooting for You Kids!


Those of you who still have finals to finish, good luck this week! To our graduating students, we wish the best for you in all that you do in life. And to all, have a wonderful summer!

On The Banks Of The Red Cedar,
Dee, Laura, Zoe, Mady, and Erich


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