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LGBTQ Leadership Institute 2016

Ready for a weekend retreat full of skill-building, identity exploration, and making connections? Don't miss out on Leadership Institute in the Dells on March 11-13! We provide the food, transportation, and lodging. See our LI page for more!

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Rainbow Graduation 2016

Join us on Thursday, May 12 at 5:30pm in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery for a celebration of graduates and a festive reception. Are you graduating? Are you an LGBTQ alum? Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more.

Spotlight: Discussion groups

Looking to find your people this semester? Try our small group, in-community discussion groups! Co-facilitated by your peers, these bi-monthly, alternating groups are open spaces for topics-based discussion and making friends:

  • rooted: for QPOC community: Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm
  • Gender Explorers: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
  • Asexual Identities: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
  • World Wide Rainbow: Thursdays, 6-8pm
  • Fluid Sexualities: Thursdays, 6-8pm 

See full descriptions, dates, times, locations, and contact information for each group on the Discussion Groups page. Don't see what you're looking for? We'll help you find the right place or set up a new group! Contact us at

Spotlight: LGBTQ Mentor Program

Are you thinking about coming out, but not sure how? Do you want some support navigating LGBTQ life and experiences? Or do you want to help out and guide other folks in your community?

Check out the LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program! Our peer mentors are trained to listen and connect you with LGBTQ communities at UW. Learn more and sign up at the Mentor Program page.

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