History of the GLBTQRC

Beginnings

In early 1993, the Chancellor's Task Force on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues studied the climate for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender individuals revealing that the university was a hostile and intimidating environment.

The Task Force therefore recommended that the University develop more effective support services for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender individuals and that the creation of the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Resource Center was needed to serve as the focal point of coordinated service for GLBTQIA groups on and off campus.

Founding

In March 1995, the Center formally opened its doors to the CU community. The center is dedicated to education, outreach, information referral and dissemination, advocacy for GLBTQIA issues.

Recent History

In August 1, 2006, CU-Boulder was named one of the Top 100 Campuses for LGBT Students and included in the The Advocate guide for LGBT Students. The Advocate guide is the first comprehensive campus guide to highlight the 100 most LGBT-friendly campuses in the United States. Cu-Boulder's positive environment, programs and services and the LGBT coalitions were cause for the distinction.

CU-Boulder scored 17 out of 20 on The Advocate's "Gay Point Scale," highlighting our commitment to creating a great environment for LGBT students! To get more information on the book, visit www.campuspride.net. Although the Center's focus is on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender issues, we recognize the importance of advocating on behalf of other under-represented communities. We also recognize the importance of addressing issues of injustice and the inner-connections of discrimination on the basis of race, class, gender, ability, age and other issues.

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