The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center at Case Western Reserve University exemplifies the 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 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 newcomers of the Linsalata Entrance off Bellflower Road. The center was previously located in the university’s Thwing Center, where it was dedicated as the first permanent designated 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 campus offices and student organizations. For more information on the LGBT center’s inaugural opening, check out news of the announcement and dedication of the center.
The LGBT Center is staffed by one full-time director and a number of student coordinators, and assist in bringing 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 various pertinent LGBT topics. Any of the LGBT Center staff can aid those seeking information or support.