Texas Tech University

GLBT & Ally Awareness 2015

As a coalition of the Lubbock community and Texas Tech University community, coordinated events are intended to encourage honesty and openness about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and an ally.

Campus Support

  • For more information on defining GLBTQ click on the following "on campus resource virtual pamphlet"
  • For more information on University resources click here
  • GLBTQ Student Support Group: The Student Counseling Center offers many different opportunities for group therapy throughout the year. The GLBTQ Student Support Group is open to students wanting to discuss and explore sexual identity and/or gender identity concerns. It is suitable for students who are either firm in their identity or may be questioning an aspect of their identity. Contact the Student Wellness Center at 742-3674.
  • TTU Risk Intervention & Safety Education - http://www.depts.ttu.edu/rise/events/PrideWeek.php

Need a guest speaker in your classroom?

As part of GLBTQ & Allies Awareness Month, there are presentations available to teachers for classroom discussion. Read more...

Ally Training

GLBTQ Allies Program: Hosted by the Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center, the TTU Allies Program is a community of supportive Texas Tech Faculty, Staff, and Students who affirm the rights of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Questioning, and Transgender individuals. Contact Dr. Amanda Wheeler at amanda.wheeler@ttu.edu


October 7th - TTU GSA Coming OUT Day Event
7:00 p.m. | Holden Hall 38
Contact TTU GSA to find out more. Open to the community at larger.

October 8th - Diversity Day: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | SUB Senate Room
Hosted by the Diversity Committee of the TTU Department of Psychological Sciences and funded by an American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (APAGS-CSOGD) grant and the Department of Psychological Sciences. The purpose of this event is to promote training and education experiences in LGBT practice and research. Special guest; Dr. Cirleen DeBlaere to present her research on intersections of identity with women of color and LGBTQ people of color.

October 11th - National Coming OUT Day!
Every year on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally. On Oct. 11, 2015, marks the 27th anniversary of National Coming Out Day.

October 13th - LGBTQ Allies Training for Students
Hosted by Student Counseling Center at Texas Tech
Student Wellness Center 100 | 7:00 p.m.

October 14th - TTU GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance) Tabling (Coming OUT!)
SUB Plaza FREE Speech Area | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October 14th -Katie Wirsing Poetry Night at SUB
7:00 p.m. | SUB Red Raider Ballroom
Hosted by Tech Activities Board TAB
Spoken word poet Katie Wirsing is hosting Poetry Night! Come share your own poetry and hear from your fellow students too. Free with your TTU Student ID.

October 15th - Spirit Day!
 Outside the Student Union Bldg.| 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | SUB Plaza
Millions go purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes 'spirit' on the rainbow flag. Follow the hashtag #spiritday on Twitter.

October 16th - LGBTQ Allies Training Part I for Faculty/Staff
Hosted by Student Counseling Center at Texas Tech
Student Wellness Center 100 | 7:00 p.m.

October 19th - TTUGSA Tabling (PRIDE Week Kickoff)
SUB Plaza FREE Speech Area | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October 19th - Privilege, Prejudice, and LGBTQ:  A Look at the Intersection of Race and Class in the Trans* Community Hosted by TTU Gay/Straight Alliance
SUB Lubbock Room | 7:00 p.m.

October 20th - NoH8 Photoshoot
Hosted by TTU Gay/Straight Alliance & Tech Activities Board
SUB (across from Copy Mail) | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October 20th - Ramifications of Obergefell v. Hodges: Same-Sex Marriage in America
Hosted by TTU Law Student Organization, Lavender Law & TTU GSA
7:00 p.m. | Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech School of Law, 1802 Hartford Lane, Lubbock, Texas

In June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges, allowing for same-sex marriages to be performed in all 50 states, and for all 50 states to recognize marriages performed by other states. Join Texas Tech School of Law Visiting Professor, Kyle Velte, as she explores the legal ramifications of this landmark case. This event is open to the public and all are welcome!

Professor Kyle Velte recently joined the Tech Law faculty from the Denver Strurm College of Law. Professor Velte obtained her undergraduate degree from Hamilton University, her JD from American University, an LLM from Harvard University. Prior to becoming a law professor, Professor Velte practiced complex commercial litigation with Reilly Pozner, LLP. Additionally, Professor Velte wrote an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States for Obergefell v. Hodges.

October 21stRaiders Against Violence Training (Title IX Series
Hosted by TTU RISE 
Student Wellness 100 | 3:00 pm

October 21st - TTU GSA Meeting - LGBTQ History Trivia
Hosted by TTU GSA
Holden Hall 38 | 7:00 p.m.

October 22nd - LGBTQ Response Wall
Hosted by TTU GSA and the Tornado Gallery
SUB Plaza FREE Speech Area | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October 22nd -The Gender Spectrum:  How to Define Your Gender Identity
Hosted by TTU GSA
Human Science 169 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

October 23rd - Gender & Gender Identity Colloquium
Student Union Bldg Red Raider Lounge | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Women's & Gender Studies
Keynote speaker (1:00 p.m.): Blaine Bookey, co-chair of the Board of MADRE.  Blaine Bookey is a Legal Director and Adjunct Professor at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, University of California Hastings College of the Law. At the Center, Blaine's work focuses on advancing protection for women, children and LGBT individuals fleeing persecution. View the schedule of events.

October 23rd - Q&A Banquet
7:00 p.m. | Student Union Bldg. Red Raider Lounge
The TTU GSA (Gay / Straight Alliance) and members of the Rainbow Roundtable, in collaboration with the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, will host the 2nd Annual Queers & Allies Banquet. The Q&A Banquet welcomes faculty, staff, and students. The event is free and dinner will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center at 742-8681 or by e-mail at crosscultural@ttu.edu.

October 30th - LGBTQ Allies Training Part II for Faculty/Staff
Hosted by Student Counseling Center at Texas Tech
Student Wellness Center 100 | 7:00 p.m.