Oakland University LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group

Oakland University LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group Employee Resource Group for OU Employees OU Employee Resource Group consisting of LGBTQI individuals and allies interested in LGBTQIA issues for OU Employees at Oakland University.

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To celebrate #NationalComingOutDay yesterday, here is a Coming Out story from Blake Bonkowski - CAS Academic Adviser, CO...
10/12/2020

To celebrate #NationalComingOutDay yesterday, here is a Coming Out story from Blake Bonkowski - CAS Academic Adviser, COM 1100 Instructor (he/him/his) and OU alumni! Thanks for sharing Blake and thanks for all you do for students at OU!

"I came out at OU before anywhere else. The Gender and Sexuality Center provided me the community and space I needed to explore my sexual orientation and gender identity, try out new names and pronouns. There I received the love, respect and knowledge I needed to be able to come out to myself, then my friends in the GSC. Finally, I moved on campus junior year, and began using the name Blake and he/him/his pronouns with the entire campus, even though I wasn't out at home. Living in this Hannah Montana style double life was not easy, but it was what I needed at the time. I needed a safe place to test the waters. To gauge reactions. To gain the vocabulary I'd use for myself. I am proud to be a q***r, FTM transgender person, and part of the OU community. I came back to OU to model to other trans students that we can be successful, happy, and embraced by communities."

https://oaklandpostonline.com/33081/campus/goodbye-to-chick-fil-a-in-the-oakland-center/?fbclid=IwAR328lHs3j3ZgiFpgXJ5Xz...
09/18/2020
Goodbye to Chick-fil-A in the Oakland Center

https://oaklandpostonline.com/33081/campus/goodbye-to-chick-fil-a-in-the-oakland-center/?fbclid=IwAR328lHs3j3ZgiFpgXJ5XzZcgbl_-9oWo6ES0-ZmXGxb8FzvYoTHr4MT-5w ❤️

One of the 15 chains in Michigan, Chick-fil-A at Oakland University, may be permanently closed. Chick-fil-A, an Atlanta-based company and one of the most successful fast-food chicken chains, has become an unlikely battleground in the American culture. When its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dan Cathy...

LGBTQIA ERG Pride Month Virtual Happy Hour tonight at 5:30pm! Join us by signing up at tinyurl.com/QERGhappyhour and we’...
06/18/2020

LGBTQIA ERG Pride Month Virtual Happy Hour tonight at 5:30pm! Join us by signing up at tinyurl.com/QERGhappyhour and we’ll send you the link to the happy hour ❤️🌈

Join us on Thursday for Pride Month Happy Hour. Sign up at tinyurl.com/QERGhappyhour to get the link to join!
06/03/2020

Join us on Thursday for Pride Month Happy Hour. Sign up at tinyurl.com/QERGhappyhour to get the link to join!

If you or anyone you know is in need of food or other resources, check out Affirmations in Ferndale!
05/13/2020

If you or anyone you know is in need of food or other resources, check out Affirmations in Ferndale!

‼️ #ImportantAnnouncement

Are you in need of food or toiletries right now???

In collaboration with Gleaners Community Food Bank and Wayne State University's LGBT People in Medicine Group, Affirmations will be distributing FREE Food Boxes with optional toiletries weekly to those who might need them.

When: Every Friday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Where: The back of Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center at 290 W. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale.

What: Pick up a free box containing a 2 week supply of non-perishable food with toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, tooth paste, hygiene products, condoms and lubrication available upon request. Boxes are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

How: Pull up to the back alley and our Volunteers will place the goods into your car or they will leave your box outside for you to grab, whichever you prefer!

For more information or to request toiletries, please call (248) 629-6950 or email [email protected].

Can't come to the Center? No problem! We've got a limited amount of grant dollars to provide FREE Instacart food deliveries under $75 per order. Interested? Contact Dave Garcia at [email protected] or 248-629-6110.

#Community #COVID19 #FoodResources #Supplies #Affirmations #Gleaners #LGBTPeopleInMedicine #WayneStateUniversity #WSU #ISupportAffirmations #FreeFood #FreeSupplies

Join us this Friday for some support from your fellow LGBTQIA OU Employees :) 478 O'Dowd 12pm BYOLunch
11/06/2019

Join us this Friday for some support from your fellow LGBTQIA OU Employees :) 478 O'Dowd 12pm BYOLunch

Join us this Friday, October 18th in 110 A O'Dowd for the LGBTQIA ERG monthly meeting. Bring your lunch, meet colleagues...
10/15/2019

Join us this Friday, October 18th in 110 A O'Dowd for the LGBTQIA ERG monthly meeting. Bring your lunch, meet colleagues from around campus, and discuss the purpose of the organization and ideas for possible future events. Hope to see you there!

03/07/2018

Join us TODAY at 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Gender & Sexuality Center (112 Vandenberg Hall) for our next meeting!

03/05/2018

Join us Wednesday, 3/7 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Gender & Sexuality Center (112 Vandenberg Hall) for our next meeting!

05/08/2017

Any and all faculty, staff, students, and alums are welcome to join Oakland University at Ferndale Pride and Motor City Pride this June and you'll even get a free t-shirt as a token of our appreciation :)

For Ferndale Pride (June 3) sign up here: http://bit.ly/2qsMWbQ

For Motor City Pride (June 10 and 11) sign up here: http://bit.ly/2pFUaX2

05/07/2017

Any and all faculty, staff, students, and alums are welcome to join Oakland University at Ferndale Pride and Motor City Pride this June and you'll even get a free t-shirt as a token of our appreciation :)

For Ferndale Pride (June 3) sign up here: http://bit.ly/2qsMWbQ

For Motor City Pride (June 10 and 11) sign up here: http://bit.ly/2pFUaX2

05/06/2017

Any and all faculty, staff, students, and alums are welcome to join Oakland University at Ferndale Pride and Motor City Pride this June and you'll even get a free t-shirt as a token of our appreciation :)

For Ferndale Pride (June 3) sign up here: http://bit.ly/2qsMWbQ

For Motor City Pride (June 10 and 11) sign up here: http://bit.ly/2pFUaX2

05/05/2017

Any and all faculty, staff, students, and alums are welcome to join Oakland University at Ferndale Pride and Motor City Pride this June and you'll even get a free t-shirt as a token of our appreciation :)

For Ferndale Pride (June 3) sign up here: http://bit.ly/2qsMWbQ

For Motor City Pride (June 10 and 11) sign up here: http://bit.ly/2pFUaX2

05/04/2017

Any and all faculty, staff, students, and alums are welcome to join Oakland University at Ferndale Pride and Motor City Pride this June and you'll even get a free t-shirt as a token of our appreciation :)

For Ferndale Pride (June 3) sign up here: http://bit.ly/2qsMWbQ

For Motor City Pride (June 10 and 11) sign up here: http://bit.ly/2pFUaX2

05/03/2017

Oakland University will have presence at Ferndale AND Motor City Pride this June but we need volunteers! Any and all faculty, staff, students, and alums are welcome to join us and you'll even get a free t-shirt as a token of our appreciation :)

For Ferndale Pride (June 3) sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CJoV_kGkQWkuPId0GiIsHto4SGAB6anShVOBASx5LuA/edit?usp=sharing

For Motor City Pride (June 10 and 11) sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E9eFC3bjKRI4EMsceeDsr7zOdxYKTOqAnXhWu3nhS-A/edit?usp=sharing

09/08/2016

See you at Noon TODAY for the annual Fall LGBTQIA Welcome Reception on the North Lawn of the OC under the tent!

Lunch will be provided. All are welcome!

09/07/2016

Join the Oakland University LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group, Oakland University Gender & Sexuality Center, and GSA at OU for the annual Fall LGBTQIA Welcome Reception TOMORROW at 12pm on the North Lawn of the OC!

Lunch will be provided. All are welcome!

Inside Higher Ed
01/26/2016
Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed

A new analysis suggests that faculty members are disproportionately likely to be gay, and that academic work -- at once solitary and social in nature -- makes it particularly attractive to those who are not straight.

The centennial issue of the Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors features four academic freedom...
08/19/2015
July-August 2015 (The Bulletin) | AAUP

The centennial issue of the Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors features four academic freedom and tenure investigative reports, along with annual reports and other business documents.

Q***r People Need Safe Spaces. This Website Wants You To Know Where They Are.
07/27/2015
Q***r People Need Safe Spaces. This Website Wants You To Know Where They Are.

Q***r People Need Safe Spaces. This Website Wants You To Know Where They Are.

When Kevin Hawkins was 16 and living in an area of Maryland still struggling to accept q***r people, his mother disowned him. Down in South Carolina, Kesha Garner, who now lives in Washington, D.C., remembers growing up without adequate resources for LGBTQ+ people.

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Established in 2004, LGBTQIA ERG is one of the more active ERGs on campus. We invite all OU faculty and staff who support our mission of achieving equality, inclusion and visibility for the LGBTQIA community to join us.

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