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LGBTQ+ Support

Mission Statement

One of Sinclair’s three strategic priorities is EQUITY. Sinclair’s vision statement regarding equity reads as follows: “The student body, faculty, and staff will reflect the holistic diversity of the region, and success achievement gaps between groups will be eliminated.”

Guided by our commitment to equity, the Offices of Student Affairs seek to provide a campus environment where all students, including those who identify as LGBTQ+, feel welcomed, respected, safe, and valued as full members of the campus community. We support LGBTQ+ students by providing  resources and services, making education and training available to all members of the campus community, and developing students who are committed to leading positive social change. Through these efforts we embody one of the college’s strategic policies, to “maintain the social justice and inclusion traditions of the college through open access to programs and services.”

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Community Programs and Services

There are multiple national and local community programs available to Sinclair students, which are focused on providing LGBTQ+ support. Sinclair staff can help connect students to community resources.

One program available with a ten year history of providing services and a movement of support in our local region is Brite Signal Alliance, a Sinclair chartered student group.   Brite Signal Alliance is committed to promoting equality and raising awareness about diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity, including challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. The group offers support, education, and fun while promoting greater diversity awareness and change in the college and local community.  This group meets every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in building 7, 7-003. 

Upcoming Events

Event Date Time Event Location
08/2019   Welcome Week
Sinclair’s LGBTQ+ Support Services will help to make Welcome Week truly welcoming for all students! Look for our table at various “meet and greet” events, and/or check in with our LGBTQ+ Liaison, Larry Lindstrom.
    National Coming Out Day Events:  
10/08/2019 3:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series: Boy Erased
Come and see this powerful 2018 film, which tells the story of a young man (son of a Baptist preacher) who is outed as gay to his parents. He is pressured to attend a “conversion therapy” program, which forces him to find his own voice and accept his true identity.
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10/09/2019 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.   “Sinclair Talks: National Coming Out Day”
This will be a two-part program. The first hour will feature a panel discussion, led by Professor Kara Brown and including other members of the LGBTQ+ community. The second hour will focus on “Beyond Good Intentions: Being a (more) Effective Ally” and will feature Jerry Mallicoat of the Dayton-Montgomery County Health District. 
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12/02/2019  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. “The Battle against AIDS: an Update”
In conjunction with World AIDS day (December 1), we will have a program that focuses on raising awareness, not only about AIDS but also about the progress that is being made in treating it.
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We are here to serve. You matter to us!

LGBTQ+ Liaison, Larry Lindstrom.