The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center exemplifies Case Western Reserve University’s commitment to serving its diverse student, staff and faculty populations. The space provides an inviting home to members of the LGBT and allied community interested in questioning, investigating, and celebrating sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Beyond the student base, the LGBT Center also welcomes alumni, prospective students, faculty and staff. The LGBT Center is located at the heart of campus on the first floor of the Tinkham Veale University Center, situated as the first office greeting visitors entering through the Linsalata Entrance off Bellflower Road.
The LGBT Center is staffed by a full-time director, a part-time coordinator, and student program coordinators who bring relevant LGBT-focused programs and events to the community. Outfitted with a TV, couch, chairs, ample desk space and more, the Center is a great place to relax, study, or gather to meet and enjoy the company of fellow students. Both informal gatherings and structured events are supported and encouraged. The Center also offers a library stocked with books and periodicals, as well as, brochures and other resources pertaining to LGBT topics. All LGBT Center staff members seek to aid those searching for information or support.
The LGBT Center was previously located in the University’s Thwing Center, where it was dedicated as the first permanent space for the LGBT community and its allies. The Thwing Center housed the LGBT Center from its inception in the fall of 2010 until the 2014 move to the University Center, where it will join many other campus offices and student organizations central to the CWRU experience. For more information on the LGBT Center's inaugural opening, check out news of the announcement and dedication of the Center.