LGBTQ+ Club offers a place to feel welcome

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LGBTQ+ Club offers a place to feel welcome

Members of the LGTBQ+ Club hosted a panel in late November.

Members of the LGTBQ+ Club hosted a panel in late November.

Claire Kleffman

Members of the LGTBQ+ Club hosted a panel in late November.

Claire Kleffman

Claire Kleffman

Members of the LGTBQ+ Club hosted a panel in late November.

Megan Kukieza

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As a member of LGBTQ+ Club, I can honestly say it is the most welcoming place to be. You do not have to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community to be a member of this CCAC club. We welcome everyone from supporters to advocates to just friends of friends.

So far this semester we have done a movie night with Rocky Horror Picture Show and, let me tell you, it doesn’t stop there. We also did a relaxation program with the Creative Arts Club and a panel discussion on identity and self. In case you didn’t know, we love a good panel.

In the future semesters we will need people who are passionate enough to keep this activity going. Come one, come all!

My first time going to club meeting I was a silent statue. A few weeks later, during our meeting with the campus’s diversity subcommittee, I gave ideas left and right. There is one reason for that: it’s a safe place to be yourself whether you are female, male, nonbinary, gay, transgender, and everywhere in between.

Also, during our diversity subcommittee collaboration, we went over safe spaces that will be coming to CCAC and ones that already exist. Teachers and students alike can come to LGBTQ+ Club to learn, educate others, or just tell us your spirit animal (but you don’t need to know that yet; you’ll figure it out in time).

From silly questions, to serious talks about identity, our group of students and staff take nothing for granted, because it is safe to say we have a long way to go. With only one unisex bathroom on campus, our path is uphill, but we can fight. Heck, we succeeded with same sex marriage, and soon every building in the country will have a bathroom that welcomes all parts. We just need enough people to believe it.