• Cleveland Pride Parade
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Case Western Reserve University consistently ranks among the nation's top universities in such publications as U.S. News & World Report. It is also one of the most LGBT-friendly campuses in the country, regularly scoring high marks on the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index and in The Advocate's College Guide. In 2013 Case Western Reserve was ranked by the Huffington Post as one of the top 25 LGBT friendly colleges in the country.

Beyond Gender Expectations: Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is a critically acclaimed actress who currently appears in the Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black," playing the groundbreaking role of "Sophia Burset," an incarcerated African American transgender woman. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. Time Magazine named Sophia Burset the 4th most influential fictional character of 2013.

Laverne is also a recipient of the Dorian rising star award for her work in "Orange is the New Black." A renowned speaker, Laverne has taken her empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically all over the country. We are pleased to welcome her on November 6th at 7pm in the new Tinkham Veale University Center.

We would like to thank our corporate sponsor Skylight Financial, and our CWRU sponsors: Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, The Office of Multicultural Affairs, IFC/Panhel, USG, the Provost's Office, and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Oppertunity. Skylight Financial

The LGBT Center is pleased to announce that, while tickets may be sold out to our Laverne Cox event on November 6th, the event will be live-streamed in the Ford Auditorium simultaneously. No registration is required, and the event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you on November 6th at 7pm!

Screening of The New Black

New Black Screening

Fall Conversation Groups

Join us for our Fall Conversation Group series! Share your own experiences, come with questions, or come just to hang out. All Conversation Groups are held in the LGBT Center, just off of the Bellflower Entrance to the Tinkham Veale University Center.

Relateable (7pm)

Relateable is our special conversation group dedicated to sharing experinces from past and present relationships. Relateable is open to Allies as well as anyone that identifies as LGBT.

  • September 8th
  • September 29th
  • October 20th
  • November 10th
  • December 1st

  • Gender Identity Group (7pm)

  • September 22nd
  • October 13th
  • November 3rd
  • November 24th

  • Asexual Discussions (6pm)

  • September 15th
  • October 6th
  • October 29th
  • November 17th

  • Guys Like Us (7pm)

  • August 25th
  • September 15th
  • October 6th
  • October 29th
  • November 17th

  • Girls Like Us (7pm)

  • September 9th
  • September 30th
  • October 21st
  • November 11th
  • December 2nd

  • CWRU Bathroom Inventory List

    The LGBT Center has begun compiling a list of single stall, private restrooms. For more information, please refer to our bathroom inventory page. If you know of any restrooms that aren't yet included, please contact us at lgbt@case.edu and we will add it to the list.

    Fall Safe Zones

    Scheduling for Fall Safe Zones is now open! If you're a member of a CWRU Department, student group, or even just have a group of people interested in getting Safe Zone trained; visit the Safe Zone page to register or learn more about the training.

    Upcoming Fall Events

    Join us this fall for our weekly Conversation Groups, our guest speaker Laverne Cox from the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black, and much more! Information about each event will be here, as well as on our Facebook page.

    "We value the contributions of every student, staff and faculty member, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, political persuasion, sexual orientation or gender identity."

    —President Barbara Snyder

    Read President Snyder's full
    Statement on LGBT Issues and Concerns