LGBTQ+ Task Force

Mission

Created by directive from the Chief Diversity Officer, the LGBTQ+ Task Force, comprised of LGBTQ and ally faculty and staff, 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