LGBTQ+ Task Force

Mission

Created by directive from the Chief Diversity Officer, the LBGTQ+ Task Force makes ongoing assessment of attitudes and conditions throughout the University regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and Queer persons and issues.

The LGBTQ+ Task Force also makes recommendations for changes and seeks implementation of these recommendations on issues such as (1) the University-wide environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and Queer students, staff, and faculty; (2) appropriate supportive services for such students, staff, and faculty; (3) educational programs for the entire University community; (4) other matters affecting the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and Queer community members at University of Nevada, Reno; (5) opportunities for working collaboratively and in concert with a variety of affinity groups.

Resources

The LGBTQ+ Task Force maintains a growing list of resources for University community members to make use of.  If you would like to suggest additional links, please email us. 

Join the LBGTQ+ Faculty/Staff Listserv
The LGBTQ+ Faculty/Staff list serve is maintained and managed by the chair of the LGTBQ+ Task Force. This list serve provides a way for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff to stay connected and informed about LGBTQ+ related events, socials, and initiatives happening around campus and the community. If you are a faculty/staff member who identifies on the LGBTQ+ spectrum and would like to be added to this list serve please email Geoffrey Green at geoffreygreen@unr.edu.

University Resources: 
Queer Student Union is dedicated to promoting LGBTQIA acceptance and understanding on the UNR campus as well as the Reno/Sparks community.
unrqsu@gmail.com

UNR Counseling Services provides psychological services to University of Nevada, Reno students to support and facilitate their personal and academic success and development.
https://www.unr.edu/counseling/our-services/embracing-our-diversity-and-multiculturalism/lgbtqia-community
775.784.4648

The Center provides programs and services that support the success of all students.
www.unr.edu/thecenter

LGBTQIA Medical Student Alliance at UNRSOM on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/LGBTQIAMSA/

Pack Provisions: On-Campus Food Pantry
https://www.unr.edu/student-engagement/engagement-support-services/pack-provisions

Gender Inclusive Housing
https://www.unr.edu/housing/on-campus/gender-inclusive-housing

Local Resources: 
Build Our Center works to establish and maintain a safe, empowering, and supportive center in Northern Nevada that addresses advocacy, education and services.
www.buildourcenter.org
775.624.3720

Northern Nevada HOPES LGBTQ Services: At HOPES, we welcome all members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community. We support the LGBTQ+ community by providing culturally competent healthcare, social services, and community outreach and education. Together, we can create a strong, cohesive LGBTQ+ network that connects people, solves problems, and builds a healthier Reno community.
https://www.nnhopes.org/patients/services/lgbtq/

Transgender Allies Group (TAG): http://www.transgenderalliesgroup.org/index.php

PFLAG Reno/Sparks: Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization.
https://pflag.org/chapter/pflag-renosparks

Who to Contact?

Chair: Geoff Green, email: geoffreygreen@unr.edu, phone: (775) 784-6589